My Uncle Ben told me the secret to being a good photographer was to take lots and lots of pictures, then only share the best ones. So every day I try to share one great photo. That isn’t as easy as it sounds.
When I travel, I take so many I love, and I want to share them all. This project has taught me to edit and find the one image which really captures the essence of what I am seeing and feeling rather than 20 which become tedious to the viewer.
When I am home, I get caught up in the daily grind. It is sometimes hard to stop and take a few pictures. Knowing I need a picture for the blog forces me to look at the world a little differently. I always stop and think, would that be a good picture?
Taking lessons with Paul D’Andrea, I learned to apply basic techniques, to make great effects happen deliberately. He taught me to bring my point of view into each photos. So this is my point of view.
Just outside my hotel in Evansville there was a retention pond with a few reeds growing. Wandering by just before sunset, they looked to pretty to pass by without snapping a photo. I could almost pretend I wasn’t in a parking...read more
Experimenting with macro lens for my iPhone gave a really cool effect to this image of a pocket...read more
Close up image of pine cones with just the right amount of light . No adjustment needed. Shot with fish eye...read more
These are actually such small flowers the only way to see the detail is with a camera...read more
This little guy didn’t seem the least bit afraid of...read more
As Indy expands its international food scene there are more opportunities for meals like this. Korean BBQ at Omoni,...read more
These fungi pop up after a rain on my neighbor's yard. Usually, they are fairly small, but these look like a small alien...read more
Sometimes, I want to take a picture of a flower, but my lense will focus on something in the foreground. Creating a haze around the image. I love the...read more
My friend has recently adopted an Austrailian Shepard puppy. His full name is Rosevelt, but he has lovingly been nicknamed Roo. He is active, sweet, and friendly and brings a smile to everyone who sees him. He is usually too hard to photograph because he is so active,...read more
I love taking photos of flowers, I just wish I was better at growing them. I always see and admire planters other gardeners put...read more
As most flowers are fading away, the mums are still as vibrant as ever, giving us that last bit of summer...read more
Usually, butterflies are hard to photograph. Just as you get the image focused they fly off. Not this guy, he was content to let me snap away from multiple angles. I think he is a Monarch Butterfly with his deep brown color and spots on the...read more
I saw this single purple flower in a field and decided to take a photo. It wasn't until I opened the file in Photoshop and zoomed in that I also captured an image of a bee in the center. So is this a photo of a flower or a bee? You decided. I...read more
We get so much joy from having cats in the office. Sure it can be challenging to work around them, but I wouldn't have it any other way. This is actually Clyde's desk. There have been three different people sit there in the last year. While Clyde doesn't mind...read more
To me, water lilies are magic. They grow from the water, without any apparent ties to...read more
A former military base, prison and coast guard headquarters, Governor's Island is now a tourist attraction. Located just off the southern tip of Manhatten, the island is a quick ferry boat ride away. A lovely mix of parks and history. Cruising by the island on the...read more
Pink is not my favorite color, but when I look at these beautiful flowers, it is hard not to love pink. I know I should be writing more about each photo, describing in detail the events surrounding the moment I took the picture, but do you really care? My guess is you...read more
Who knew that tucked on a small side street in Patterson, NJ was the entrance to a park that leads to the Great...read more