Archive for April, 2016

Photo Friday: This Bud’s for You

April 29, 2016

I think it goes without saying, I love this time of year.  Baby animals are born, flowers make the world live with color, and trees burst with leaves.  Of course, before the leaves fully form, they have to bud first, and that is a process that can be beautiful, and worth capturing.

Today’s photo is a tree bud that I found particularly beautiful.

Budding

Photo Friday: Breaking the Landscape Rule

April 22, 2016

In the May issue of Popular Photography, there is an article about breaking 22 accepted rules of photography.  I have always believed art is about guidelines, not rules.  Let’s put it this way, once you learn the rules of photography,  you can make it your own by learning the right way to break those rules.  This is the same across all the arts.

I am going to start this line of blogs with the first rule on the list: Shoot scenic photographs horizontally.  That may be fine for some landscapes, but there are times when horizontal becomes a great way to destroy the shot.

Here, then, is my rule breaking shot.

Walking by the Sea

 

Photo Friday: Keeping my eyes open

April 15, 2016

Showing off.jpg

My philosophy for photography lately has been helping me get shots I would have otherwise missed.  This philosophy is to keep my eyes open, and my camera always on, whenever I go for a walk.

Because of this, I’ve been able to capture birds that would normally take off before I had a chance to get my camera out.  Today is one such example from this week where I found a cardinal singing.

Photo Friday: Playing with Light

April 8, 2016

This week, I thought it would be fun to play with the sunset.  I did the standard holding the sun in my fingers, and put it on the end of a post,

The one that captured my emotions of the moment, peace and serenity, was this one, and the Sun itself wasn’t even in the picture.

Ligt reflections

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Photo Friday: Welcome to my Church

April 1, 2016

Through the years, one question that pops up, occasionally, is “If you’re a Christian, why don’t you go to church?” My answer to that is pretty simple.  Every time I walk out my front door, into nature, I’m in my church.

No stained glass window, or cathederal, no matter how elaborate, can come close to the beauty of nature.  I don’t worship nature, but I do appreciate the creation of it, and that is what I want to share with my photography.

I hope you enjoy today’s sample.

Hairy Woodpecker