Sitting here in the dog days of winter, I was searching for new toy to put in my bag of tricks. I didn’t want to spend much coming out of the holidays but I felt the need to buy something. I thought about about software. I considered a new point-and-shoot to fill the gap between [...]
Barb and I spent Sunday morning in the conservatory at Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, PA). This was the first weekend of the annual orchid extravaganza, an event we have visited and photographed each of the past four years. While orchids are the focus, they are by no means the only show in town. As always, [...]
How time flies! It was a little over a week ago that Barb and I spent our 40th anniversary wandering through the gardens at Longwood (Kennett Square, PA). This visit we were particularly drawn to the wonderful water lilies blooming in the pools outside the Conservatory. Interestingly, as we learned from the docent, they put [...]
I’m sure many of you visiting my website and blog are already familiar with the Lensbaby lenses and their interchangeable optic system and accessories packages.Likewise I am also sure that there are some of you who are not familiar with the lens. For those of you who aren’t, the Lensbaby is a selective focus lens [...]
(1/40 sec @ f/7.1; ISO 800; +2/3 EV; AWB; FL 66mm)
… my new Canon 5D Mark II and me.
The new camera arrived yesterday (purchased from Adorama – see affiliate ad on left).
I won’t bore you with the details but it was a long and winding road that brought me to this [...]
(1/25 sec @ f/16, ISO 800, 0 EV)
Last evening after stopping by the nursing home to visit my mother, I wandered down to another canal, the Lehigh Canal in Bethlehem, PA with hopes of finding and photographing some of the wild Daylilies that I remembered from last year. I was not disappointed. I [...]
This is one my favorite early Spring wildflowers. Last year I found a few along my local stream and made a few images. Then they were gone. As this Spring came around, I started to look forward to seeking them out once again. Saturday evening, I found my first Trout Lilies of [...]
After shooting an entire series of images between f/16 and f/22 and changing perspectives and compositions (see Calla Lily and Calla Lily #2), I was ready to wrap up the Calla Lily session. But then, almost as an afterthought, I thought I would like to open up the aperture, reduce the depth of field [...]
Okay, made it through Easter dinner, everyone has left and everything is pretty much cleaned up. And there are leftovers to get us through the upcoming week! So it’s time to get back to the Calla Lily series.
I feel that I worked these lilies hard trying to come up with interesting compositions. That’s [...]
My wife wanted Calla Lilies. I agreed to buy them if I could photograph them before she did anything with them. I made a series of images that I will present over the coming days. This is the first.
Tomorrow promises to be a busy day so I will take this time to wish [...]