SPRING HAS SPRUNG

•March 28, 2017 • 2 Comments

With respect to spring, I thought I would post a more traditional flower option.  This one is screaming “Spring Has Sprung!”

SPRING FLOWER

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A KALEIDOSCOPE OF SPRING

•March 20, 2017 • 2 Comments

This is an interesting image that is quite different from what I usually do.  What started as a simple burst of purple energy has been transformed into…well, something else.  I look at it…and I like it.  Then, I look at it…and I hate it.  Then, I look at it…and I find myself unable to look away!

I’ll let you decide…

KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLOR

FROM IOWA TO OREGON

•February 9, 2017 • Leave a Comment

From the heart of the Madison County bridges in Iowa, to a Lincoln County bridge in Oregon.  This one is the shortest covered bridge in Oregon at only 42 feet long, and was built in 1938 by Otis Hamer.

This image was one of many we captured on a 5-day road trip down Highway 101 from Aberdeen, Washington to San Francisco, California.  Now that was a road trip!

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Just realized this is my 500th blog post!

IOWA ROOTS

•February 7, 2017 • 2 Comments

Born and raised in a very blue-collar Iowa town, my photography emotion has always drawn me back to my roots.  On one such trip while photographing the bridges of Madison County, I came upon this church in Winterset, Iowa.  Reminds me of a simpler time…

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THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT IN GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY IS…

•January 27, 2017 • Leave a Comment

If photography is aimed at an exceptional finished product, what in the world is the most important ingredient?  While some experts would propose different aspects such as composition, others will tell you lighting.  The truth is, there are several factors that must be included to obtain the desired finished product – all of which are important.  But for me, the most important of all of these is…

Wait for it…

Wait for it…

That’s right…

Now you may have guessed it from the clues…

The most important ingredient is…PATIENCE.

Many images that I have captured would never have been possible without patience…and coupled with that might be determination.

In this image, I actually had to visit the site a number of times before this image was captured.  On my first visit, a marine layer suddenly came in robbing the image of any vibrance that may have been present earlier.  On another attempt, the perspective was wrong – even though it would have captured the sunset in a more dramatic fashion, the composition was just not good.  Even when I found this perspective, I had to wait.  And wait…

Finally just as the sun was setting, the lighting was at its best and this image was captured.

Be patient, my photog friends…

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I DIDN’T KNOW…

•January 24, 2017 • 2 Comments

I didn’t know that popcorn grew on trees!

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That’s what this image reminds me of…popcorn trees!  It’s only a myth.

This image is actually from Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, California.  Quickly becoming a favorite place of ours!

KEEP LOOKING UP…

•November 16, 2016 • 2 Comments

As a photographer, I constantly look around to see if there is anything of interest that would make a picturesque setting to share with my readers.  Obviously, that is how most of the images on this site came to be.  But, sometimes I have to also remember to look up!

You will find this image at the South Coast Plaza in southern California. 

But, only if you look up…

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