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
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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.
Friday, August 1, 2014
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
I love to take macro photography captures of water droplets. Sometimes I get lucky and find some real gems after a rainfall! This post is dedicated strictly to water droplet photography! Enjoy and be sure to give me your feedback on this post I'd greatly appreciate it! Have a lovely day all!
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
Friday, April 25, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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
Friday, March 28, 2014
Writing excerpt about how to use the beauty of nature to fight the blues. Includes photos from nature walks taken this week! http://wp.me/p3Tdgy-jV