One photo a day challenge: Day 256. As is often the case, I had no particular plan for my daily photography practice. As evening set in a rain storm also settled in. I have mentioned countless times that one of the best things about rain is photographing flowers after the rains. I looked outside. Then I felt outside. Is it still raining. No. No it is not. I gathered my gear. Nikon… Read More
One photo a day challenge: Day 250. The sun had set on another day. But, it wasn’t dark out yet. Time to create some images. I was hoping to photograph some of our flowers. That is, if there was still enough light. The goal was to photograph the flowers without artificial light tonight. Using my Nikon 60mm macro lens. The f stop was set as wide as possible. Still a little too… Read More
One photo a day challenge: Day 247. I have been out exploring all week. So I have not been home to photograph my flowers growing at home. It is so fun to see that even after all season I still have flowers just blooming now. So now that I turn my focus back to the flowers at home I see a plant that is now finally come to its time of year… Read More
One photo a day challenge: Day 239. When you are literally taking photos every day you use up battery power. Sometimes faster than one might think. I knew my main camera battery was going to need to be charged soon. Turns out soon meant tonight. I went outside tonight to take my daily photos. And the battery was dead., No problem I thought. This is why I have two camera bodies. I… Read More
One photo a day challenge: Day 217. Stepped out onto the back deck with the flowers this evening. Post sunset. Its getting dark. Going to use some artificial light to illuminate the flowers. Not entirely sure what I was going to photograph. I had decided to focus my attention on just one large flower pot. This pot has a nice mix of flowers and they are all different shades of red. I… Read More
One photo a day challenge: Day 208. If there is one thing this summer has brought us so far it is plenty of opportunities to take post storm photos. Rain frequently. Even multiple times in a day. Some things look better. The quality of their color is enhanced. Their character is changed. All this from the addition of some water. Rain brings the water. I bring the camera. I try to record… Read More
One photo a day challenge: Day 207. I went outside after dark for photos. The thought was to use some lighting to illuminate the flowers on our deck. I wanted to photograph the Cosmos because of their thinner softer looking petals. Hopefully the light would have an interesting look under the right kind of lighting. The way this image of a pink Cosmo turned out really caught my eye.
One phot a day challenge: Day 197. A little more rain. A few more flower photos. More rain drops. Water on petals. Flowers dripping with water. Seems abnormally wet for the time of year. But at least its helping mew create nice flower photos.
One photo a day challenge: Day 188. Today I spent a few minutes walking in the forest. The forest is so lush with green right now. The trees with growth along their bark. Fully leafed out trees. Understory fully grown. All of these contribute to the emerald green beauty of the forest. But today I was interested to see if there were any wildflowers blooming in the forest this time of year…. Read More
One photo a day challenge: Day 186. Yesterday I wrote about one of my favorite flowers that I have been able to successfully grow at our house. This post is the exact opposite. This post is about one of my favorite flowers that I admire frequently at flower gardens everywhere. I see them frequently. They are beautiful flowers. And I love that they attract pollinators. These are also one of my favorite… Read More