What is it about a subject or object that causes you to take out your camera capturing that moment for eternity? Is it the way the light reflects off an object that captivates you? Perhaps it is the pale hues in the evening sky that draw your attention. Maybe you notice a unique looking flower or insect that will make an excellent subject for a macro photography capture. Whatever it is that causes you to take out your camera, is something you feel has untapped potential to become a magnificent moment.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Nature offers us breathtaking moments of beauty that are fleeting yet leave an indelible impression on our minds. Have you ever admired the elegance emitted from paper thin petals soaking by sunset's receeding light? The "veins" within the individual petals are enhanced by the brillance of sun's final rays. The warm glow of the remaining beams of light illuminate the pastel petals producing an eye-catching show of elegance!
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
"Not everything is black or white". You may have heard this phrase repeatedly throughout your lifetime. Basically it was used to point out that there isn't always a definitive solution to every situation in life. However in photography the incorporation of black and white photography produces additional details not initially seen by the eye. I feel black and white photography is an effective tool to enhance shadows, highlight outlines in patterns, and bring to light elements of a scene or aspects of an object that may be overlooked.
I present for example the first photo of benches lining the boardwalk. The use of black and white photography allows the lines in the grain of the wood in the boardwalk to become intensified. It captures the shadowy outlines cast by the benches, as well as shadows of objects not visible in the capture, thus adding to the viewer's visual experience. The capture of shadows of unseen elements allows the viewer to envision the scene for themselves, creating pictures of what the additional objects must look like. In a way black and white photography is the "imagination filter of photography". Writers use the words on a page to form a vision of the scene for the reader through descriptive imagery. Photographers using black and white images do the same through reflections and shadows.
The viewer must imagine the colors possible in a black and white capture. In this way writers and photographers using black and white film captures are similar.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Landscape photography is similar to art, wherein the photographer recreates a capture of a specific landscape, highlighting the best features for their viewers in order to create a magical scene. The blues of the sky and water are enhanced, making this landscape capture appealing to others. The billowing white clouds captured with a hint of color or shadowing, depending on the time of day, add a dimension of volume. The photographer strives to expose the most beautiful aspects of the landscape to the viewer. Just as an artist paints a landscape blending colors to match the natural earthy shades using their skills to bring out reflections and shadows created by natural light. This post is dedicated to the beauty that is found in the varied elements of the natural landscape, and how elements of shadowing, reflections, and natural blending of colors, highlights the landscapes we photograph. The finished result is beautiful pieces of photography, found from the daily view individuals have. The beauty of the soft glow emitted from the sun, the rainbow hues found within sun trajectories, the sparkle of the water, and the sheen found on surrounding greenery and plants all can be easily overlooked. The photographer's job is to open other's eyes to the magnificent textures and colors found in our everyday world. Landscape photography can appear as beautiful as the most intricately painted portrait, when the photographer incorporates naturally occurring aspects into their photos. The end result is something spectacular to view!
Friday, August 1, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
With so many options available through social media, one might wonder why i consistently frequent Google+ over the other available social media platforms. The answer is simple - no fake fronts and genuinely honest, caring individuals who aren't just out to further themselves. Sure not every individual I add to my circles is this way, but a majority of this social media platform is comprised of friendly, positive individuals who are looking to connect with other like-minded individuals.
You may be asking, "Isn't that what all social media sites are like?"
Sadly the response is no. While many sites begin with the purest of intentions at their conception, something happens along the way to sidetrack them from seeing this vision through to fruitition.
The creation of intimate communities created for specific topics allow Google+ (or G+) members to connect with other individuals that share their interests.
Regular circle shares between members allow individuals to share their posted content with a broader audience, resulting in more content exposure.
The key to creating lasting friendships among G+ members is to dive in with both hands. You need to be active on G+ by plussing posts by other members, providing feedback, and adding content of your own. This is especially essential when you first join G+. As you continue to make your way through the "Googlesphere" you will start to find your niche. People from all over the world use G+, and before you realize it you will have found a large group of like-minded individuals whose personalities mirror your own! Some wonderful, caring friendships have been created between individuals who may never meet, yet they check in daily with one another to just say hi and show they care.
I'm not saying that G+ is flawless in its creation, no social media platform is, but it does allow people with similar interest and idealologies to intermingle in one place and is always evolving in attempts to further enhance the user's experience.
A circle of friends spanning the globe is what G+ creates. Friendships, networking, caring individuals? Sign me up for Google+!
Friday, July 25, 2014
Nature creates for us a kaleidoscope of color on a daily basis with the infusion of blooming buds. I love witnessing the vibrant petals on the plethora of flowers opening to greet the sun. Flowers help to brighten the landscape providing needed pops of color . From the simple wildflower to the exotic lily and all those varieties in between, flowers provide an air of optimism and hope in their appearance. Nothing makes one feel more cheerful than seeing a sunny sunflower, or a wispy dandelion seed flower to wish upon. This post is dedicated to the beauty found all around us in nature's colors seen through flowers. Enjoy these captures and be sure to look for those beautiful palettes of color in your environment!
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Standing pools shimmer iridescent in day's light
producing spectrums of captivating color
Twinkling tendrils of sunlit speckled beauty
dance daintily along water's serene surface
Miniature stars stunningly enhance this show of splendor
peppering water with illuminated images
Momentary glimpses of surrounding scenery emerge
dissipating as droplets rain mercilessly down from above
Scenes disappear discreetly, eternally lost
among churning waves from the free flowing fountain
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Writing excerpt about spring beauty accompanied by floral photography! An upbeat read! Enjoy! http://wp.me/p3Tdgy-kd
Monday, April 7, 2014
What makes me smile when I'm down? My cat of 12 yrs! Excerpt on smiling complete with cute cat captures! :-) http://wp.me/p3Tdgy-k7