Life is layers. Time passes and we add layers to mark our lived experiences—good and bad. Conversely, during our lives we peel back the layers built up by others. This is how relationships build. Peonies depict the concept of layers perfectly. Endless layers make up the big beautiful blossoms as a metaphor for life.
To make photography you must make time for photography. With my photo making pace quickened, it’s open season on the great bloom of flowers this spring. Here I bring singular focus to a lone peony photographed in shimmering light, opening its flower petals to the world.
Get low. You will come across this command often in your development as a shooter. It is especially common for us plying our trade in the landscape photography niche. Get low. Get the shot. Get the viewer in. Throwing a quick and dirty best guess out into the universe, I would ballpark I make some […]
Art imitates life, and in my longing for youthful imagination I want to think lily of the valley flowers served as creative impetus for the bowler hat. This is patently ridiculous surely, yet I would love to believe it so. In the meantime I will photograph and I will imagine.
Look upon a sunset. A dramatic end to a day well lived. No two sunsets are the same, unique and personal as is each lived existence. So, too, is it for our heroes that sacrificed all. An early setting of life sacrificed in the most glorious of terms. Sanguine colors of blood and sacrifice to ensure beauty and peace in all our sunsets to come.
Making time to visit nature and take it all in reduces stress and restores the soul. It’s made better when you capture the drama of a perfect salt marsh sunset coupled with newborn marsh grass, storm clouds, and anticrepuscular rays. It’s better still when it’s your first sunset photographs in months.
Photographing dandelions sparks memories of childhood, perspective, and change. For many kids, dandelions hold a source of wonder, imagination, and play. Yet by adulthood the dandelion devolves to the status of weeds. The good news is there is always time for us to better our perspective.
Few scents infuse the soul with the richness of lilac. It’s delicious perfume is only matched by the beauty of its floral blossoms. This photograph combines the lilacs appeal to both our sense of sight and smell. It is a gateway to breath and meditation.
From moody wisteria macro photos, to old colleagues, to baseball blogs, to the ending of three of the biggest pop culture franchises of our generation, photographer Greg Molyneux bounces through a litany of thoughts. Come for the photographs and stay for the musings.
Bleeding Hearts (dicentra) are a captivating plant and make a wonderful macro photography subject. Dicentra’s unique, flower shaped blossoms with the tear drop bottom hold special allure for this photographer as a connection to the beloved Legend of Zelda series.