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I love fall. And I love photographing fall. Unfortunately the most spectacular aspect of fall, the one we most closely associate with fall, the changing colors of the leaves is quite fleeting. In some places it is more fleeting than others. It is hard to define a timeline. It is challenging to know when to go out and try to capture these colorful leaves in photos. Due to the fickle nature of… Read More

The waterfall trail at Rickets Glen State Park is one of the most beautiful places I have been to. It is a place I constantly think of returning to but for some reason or another never seem to make it there. I have maybe been there a handful of times at most. But this year as part of my commitment to do more fall photography than I have in past years it… Read More

I always try to keep my annuals alive as long as possible. When the weather gets cold enough that it starts to frost sometimes over night I move the annuals around. I move all my annual flowers out to our front porch where they will be under a roof so should not get frosted.

One photo a day challenge: Day 323. I love the variety of colors in this photo. Using some decorative corn cobs. Getting close up for a macro shot featuring just a small group of kernels. I focused on a section where the kernels were a little more irreguluar. Trying to find a spot that represented a wider variety of colors as well. Angling the lens to reduce the depth of field. Kernels… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 313. Today seemed like a good day to work with my fall décor some more. What are some creative ways I could photograph my fall themed items? I reviewed my recent photos to see what I had done in the past. The last thing I wanted to do was replicate something I had done recently. In trying to decide what to photograph I decided to work… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 305. I am really trying to focus on fall themes right now. It was a good day to play around with a few leaves. I previously found some leaves that had some modest autumn colors to them. Today I decided to take those leaves and use them in some indoor macro photography work. I placed the leaves on the clean white background. One leaf is a… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 304. I have been fortunate to have many plants that have been surviving well into fall now. These plants are outside on my deck. And they are just getting absolutely pounded here in upstate New York right now. So much rain. However, it has finally stopped raining. I thought this was a great opportunity to get outside and photograph these plants before they are gone. I… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 301. In addition tot he white background I used in yesterdays photo, I also now have a black background. It is perfect for table top photography. Using the black background. How to make it work? Pair it with a dark subject with bright highlights. That should make things stand out. Light it well with Lume Cube lights. Show the texture and the shades of color. Use… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 299. It is really fascinating how new interests develop. Slowly over time. Little by little. Give yourself a new challenge. Grow new interests. I never thought I would enjoy photographing, for lack of a better term, still life. Even more so, creating these photographs in a sterile, indoor, studio like set up. I always considered myself and outdoor nature photography in everything I did. But with… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 297. I have done more indoor photography this past year than ever before. So I have decided to work towards enhancing my ability to do so. I bought a plexiglass table to place objects I am photographing on. This provides a nice clean background and foreground for objects. Then I can also do more with my lighting. I can shine light up through the bottom of… Read More