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 [...]
Back in May, 2010 I did a blog post entitled “Art & Music” in which I said “They (visual art & music) go hand-in-hand. So often I find myself looking at a composition in the field or in-camera only to have some song title or lyric or musical genre come to mind.”
So it was [...]
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, [...]
We’re half way through January already. I keep reading posts from friends saying what a great start to the year it has been for them and I feel jealous, envious, and somehow cheated. This year has started off very slowly for me. Knock out a week when I was laid up with a respiratory virus [...]
Good Morning Everybody!
Before looking forward, let me wrap up a quick look back at the past two months or so which has been a period of change. First I changed the name of my business from “It’s My Nature: Photography by Ed Vatza” to the much simpler, much more direct and I hope more [...]
Tack sharp! How often have we heard those words used to describe an image? And how much have we wanted to hear those words used to describe our images? We post an image and someone comments that the image is “tack sharp” and a sudden glow comes over us. But those of you who know [...]
As I mentioned in my prior post, last Saturday began with Barb and I making our way into a hilltop church cemetery in Durham Township (PA), she to look for the barn owl reported there and I to hopefully photograph a sunrise over the foggy valley below. It was a very chilly morning with temps [...]
Luck! Sometimes I think it is better to be lucky than good. But what is luck? Sometimes luck isn’t luck at all. Sometimes it is the result of having a plan, a vision. It is the result of spicing up that plan with knowledge and experience. It is a result of being flexible and adapting [...]
When “normal” people go on vacation they tend to sleep late in the mornings. When a photographer goes on vacation, it is not unusual for us to be up every morning well before sunrise so we can get to a great spot to photograph the dawning of a new day. If there was any chance [...]
Of all the places in the park, we probably made more return visits to the Eagle Lake area than any other. With every passing year (we’ve been visiting annually since 1999), I find I am more and more attracted to diversity of the area. We just love it.
This first image came from our first [...]