Life is full of happy accidents. We must take them as they come, for they are cherished boons. The lesson—missing out on a thing does not mean we lose a thing. Instead it gifts opportunity to see a thing in a different, more diffuse and loving light. We work with what we’ve got, and that is where we create the real magic to capture our forever.
Made with a Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens.
Served here a dreamy 35mm photo of a lilac blossom. Shot wide open at f/1.4, it features soft focus and smooth bokeh, cross processed to a green hue. As we lose ourselves in the fantasy of this photograph, we muse upon our futures.
Love and lilacs. Lilacs and love. Pink and purple pastel beauties surpassed in sweetness only by their unmistakable perfume. Dating back to the ancient world purple marked out royalty.
The shortest day of the year is here. December 21, 2019, marks the winter solstice. Eager to chase light and document this celestial event, it is not lost on me how nature and the broader world mirror my own darkness. Yet as it it will forever be, light will rise in the east come to chase away darkness.
Sometimes it is best to step back from tack sharp landscape photography. Have some fun and dabble with the form and movement that renders color and form as if at the painted ends of a brush stroke. A little intentional motion blur from time-to-time will set your creative mind free.
How about a little summertime partner yoga on the salt marsh? Check in as I photograph yogis Rose Dease and Adam Binder doing partner yoga atop Aperion Yoga’s Twilight Blush yoga mat. Look on as they work asana magic astride the double yellow lines of Cedar Run Dock Road in downward-facing dog and an L-shaped handstand.
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.
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.
Or at least to photograph it. While I began my own yoga journey in November 2017—an asana out of my comfort zone—I took another pose out my safe space earlier this December. Before I further mix metaphors let me get to it. Adam Binder, entrepreneur and founder of Apeiron Yoga, after what I can only […]