One of my biggest challenges as an photographer is recognizing a good photo opportunity when I see it. Sometimes I feel like I need to go to some exotic or remote place to shoot great photography. However, I have found that there is beauty in all of creation. There really isn't anything exotic or remote … Continue reading There’s Beauty Everywhere
I don't have much experience with architectural photography but recently I found myself in downtown Indianapolis with my camera and I decided to give it a shot. Often, I find that my favorite images are taken at the end of my excursion.
When I was younger, and starting to dabble in photography, a mentor told me that every photo should tell a story. I have always remembered that advice and I have tried to compose all my work with that in mind. At a recent picnic, I found myself shooting a "cornhole" tournament. I decided that I could … Continue reading Tell a Story!
Bougainvillea is a flowering bush that grows in subtropical climates. They can have many different colors of blooms including pink, white, orange, purple or yellow. Sometimes the leaves are variegated, as seen in this photo. They are beautiful to look at, but don't get too close. Each branch has many large thorns on it. Sometimes, … Continue reading Thorny and Beautiful, Yet Not a Rose
Butterweed has been all over Indiana this year. I found a huge spray of them on a back country road a couple of weeks ago and had to snap a few pictures. The sun was setting and the light just kept getting better and better. The first few I took still had the sun setting … Continue reading Butterweed and Barbed Wire
All photos have a subject. Many photos incorporate the human element to draw the viewer's eye. If there is not human in the photo, the viewer will find a different subject. It may be a landscape feature such as a mountain, or even a color or a shape. When composing an image for a photo, … Continue reading The Human Element (and Pink Birthday Cake)
I snapped this photo one morning as I was leaving my house. The bare tree branches in the background are partially obscured by the fog, making it difficult to see how tall they really are. I hung the swing from the big Hackberry Tree not long after we moved in and my kids have enjoyed … Continue reading Backyard Fog
Fort Harrison State Park in Indianapolis is a great place to visit and relax. Even though it is somewhat close to the urbanization of Indianapolis, it offers a relatively quiet reprieve from the bustle of the city streets. I visited there recently to try to capture some of the spring colors as they were emerging. … Continue reading A Day at Fort Harrison
Canon EOS 6D, EF24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, 1/640 at f/5.6 ISO 400 I photographed this frog on Easter Sunday near a landscape pond. This image has been cropped to zoom it in and I added some vignetting in Lightroom. I like being able to see the detail in the frog's eye.
I have always been intrigued with photos of the stars. So I kept an eye on the weather for a few days, found a night that was going to be clear and ventured out to try to capture some myself. I had to wait until the moon had set, so I decided to get up … Continue reading Milky Way and Early Sunrise
My wife and I recently had an opportunity to take a vacation to St. Kitts. We left our cold, cloudy Indiana home and were whisked away to the Caribbean. The Island of St. Kitts (formally Saint Christopher Island) is part of the sovereign nation of St. Kitts and Nevis located in the West Indies. Both … Continue reading St. Kitts