Sunday, September 25, 2005
This feels a bit like a Japanese print to me. Hence, the name!
I was a bit late with this picture of the day, it was the last day of the Art Walk at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. And, more importantly, my dad's birthday. He is visiting to help out with the show, so it is a good opportunity to head to "The Palace" (my favorite restaurant) to celebrate. After we recover from the show of course!
Saturday, May 28, 2005
I have been very happy to find that people really like pictures of flowers! 'Cause I really love to shoot them! Not any surprise I guess but seeing as how I live in a bit of a tourist area I thought the local attractions (the Harbor, The Mission, The Beach) would be of more interest. The intriguing thing is that the locals are the ones who are more interested in the local attractions!
Friday, May 13, 2005
Morning Rock Rose
Another variety of rock rose, growing around Monterey. This particular variety is a hybrid of two European species. It is supposed to do better here but as far as I could tell they were all very happy.
Thursday, February 17, 2005
In contrast to my previous Anemone.
This was taken on my last trip to Carmel, while teaching a good friend of mine about photography.
The thing I love the most about this photo is the background. Just as surely as a poorly conceived backdrop can destroy an otherwise wonderful photograph, the right background turns a beautiful subject into a work of art. This one has the feel of a painting to me.
It was a very busy flower bed, a very low aperture setting on the camera caused anything not right at the same distance as the flower to be quite out of focus.
The most important thing however, is the fact that my friend really enjoyed taking pictures of the flowers. He had about the same level of enthusiasm for Photography that I do, and he is about the same age I was when I started snapping my first pictures. His name is Grayson, he is about three years old, and I do not think I will soon forget the smile on his face that day.