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One photo a day: Day 210. I love photographing flowers. It is a joy because the flowers are so beautiful. There is also joy in photographing flowers because of the little surprises you can find. There are so many opportunities to find other small parts of the natural world. Today as I strolled through the Cornell Botanic Gardens I saw a variety of the tiny wonders we share this planet with. There… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 171. I have been unsuccessfully trying to grow milkweed in my yard for several years. I have scattered sees across my yard with no apparent success. People have even given me plants from their yards to try transplanting to our yard. That did not seem to take. On a few occasions milkweed plants have started to grow in my yard. On those occasions they have either… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 147. After a day being out and about creating photography I kept my photography at home today. Yesterday my main goal was to focus ion the animal kingdom as photography subjects. Today I brought the focus back to the flowers on our deck. It was getting late evening. The sun was getting low. I was studying the flowers. Looking to see how the light was hitting… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 143. The last several days have been hot. Today there was a quick rainstorm that broke the heat wave. The rains did not last long, but the rain was intense. The flowers got a good watering. I love photographing flowers. But, seldom do flowers look better than after a rainstorm. I love the few tiny and scattered water droplets on the back side of this flower… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 141. Spent some time just sitting in a field again. Sat. Patiently waiting. Studying the tiny flowers. Looking for just the right angle. I don’t actually remember creating this image. But I love how the flower is framed by the blades of grass.

One photo a day challenge: Day 136. It has been a parade of flowers at our house now that it has finally warmed up and stayed warm. I love flowers. They really brighten up the environment. They are also great photography subject. Not only do flowers make you feel better and help with creativity they also do double duty. Flowers are great photography subjects. And flowers also attract great photography subjects. That… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 130: I went out for a short bird watching walk today. I was hoping to have a nice bird photo to share today. I did see some of the White-Crowned Sparrows again. No really nice photos were achieved and no other birds I was hoping for made an appearance. So for todays photo sessions it goes like this: There is a frost warning tonight. I had… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 119. Today I did something I don’t do very often. I used artificial light while photographing outside. We had been talking about lighting and using flash the other day in my photography class I am teaching. I talked about all the different ways that you can use flash and other types of lights to create great photographs. And I stated that I primarily use flash and… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 113. Today I spent the entire day outside with my hands in the dirt. It was hard work. But it felt good. I haven’t spent that much time working in my yard in a long time. I spent the day transplanting 10 trees from the spots I initially planted them as samplings years ago to their new permanent locations. Big projects like that are not really… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 108. There are so many facets to this one photo a day process I am undertaking. Part one: It allows me to simply take more photos more regularly. Hopefully the fact that I am taking more photos more regularly helps me to grow and learn as a photographer. Is it happening? I don’t know. Maybe. But, one obvious effect that taking photos every day is having… Read More

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