I'm sharing some new additions to my website with you today! Plus, a few words, too. :)
All of these images can be seen and purchased in my online Shop. And you might see a couple of these in person at upcoming art events!
The image above—Quiet Nature
Often a person's first image is while they are standing up. The second image— try crouching down, getting more at your subject's "eye" level. In this case, the pine cone. You might find it's a better perspective and a more interesting photograph.
In the Light Of
You've maybe seen me mention that cosmos are one of my favorite flowers to photograph. They come in many colors, but a b&w image brings out the grooves in the petals, and a happy sunny center. The background "wispies" are from other stems or vines in the background.
Sorry, not much to say about this one. Other than I know it's many people's favorite landscape flower, so I wanted to capture it for you.
Having several orchids at home, they are the most convenient of all the flowers I photograph. Discovering new ways to compose and create these images gets more and more challenging as time goes by. This flower was photographed fairly close, intentionally leaving out a couple of the petals. When cropping in close in camera, you gotta crop like you mean it. Not enough, and it looks like you screwed up. Finding that Goldilocks "just right" can be a challenge, and of course like most things, is open to your own interpretation of what is right.
Another orchid. :) But I happened to notice there were seven blooms, and even the flowers and the stem are kind of shaped like the number 7. Also, this was photographed with b&w film, just in my parent's front entryway with a light sheet draped over chairs behind the flowers. Light is coming only from the open front door. It really can be that simple!
This cosmos was photographed in the same session as the b&w image above. I like it because it's a beautiful, simple, light image, just meant to make you happy. I had both a film camera and a digital that day. This happens to be a color film image with contrast adjustments made by me digitally, and those light out of focus wispies in the background are from grasses and other stems behind the flower.
Thanks for looking and reading! If you wonder about anything I've written or photographed, just contact me and I'll be happy to write back.