My side yard where the back meets the front features a fence gate, a forsythia, some tiger lillies and one modest Jane magnolia. It’s taken a beating in recent years—it simply has not responded well to its transplant two years back. After a complete bust of bloom last Spring my magnolia bush appears to be […]
Or hearts if you’re a Time Lord. It’s a grey, sullen day here in New Jersey. Rain, wind, and cold decided to bring shades of Winter back into the fold with highs that have struggled to get out of the 40s. But hey, it’s May tomorrow, right? Right? This shot is a holdover from this […]
I’ve been waiting for this little guy to show up—one of my favorite early season flowers. At this point I was beginning to think it wasn’t gonna show this year. But finally, just the other day, this lone Hyacinth finally reared its welcomed head. Now ready for the camera, I spent some time this afternoon […]
Update: Thanks to @dpalamino from Twitter I’ve learned this flower is a crocus. Here’s another shot from yesterday’s brief photo session. Bonus points if anyone can identify this flower for me. Onward with the black and white binge—I knew straight away I’d at least have to give this a look sans color. To that end, I needed […]
I had some time to kill yesterday and met up with friends at my buddy’s place. With some fresh growth breaking ground across the property I went for the macro lens. After all this time attached to my wide angle lens, the macro felt good and comfortable. Like meeting up with an old friend. I […]
With weather types talking up the threat of early Spring snow for folks in the northeast, I made sure to document that springlike lifeforms are in fact making their presence known. My front and side yards are both home to daffodils and they never fail to be the first to make the annual flora journey […]
I remember photographing this Small Blue butterfly like it was yesterday. She made for the most patient of subjects, giving me a solid five minutes to position, hone in and shoot. I intentionally underexposed for a low key effect, and then in post processing with Sliver Efex Pro 2 I bumped up the brightness on […]
Macro photography of a purple peony backdropped by rich bokeh. In hindsight I’d go back and crop off the top 10% of this photograph to tighten the overall image. I’d probably roll with the 2:1 ratio.
Update:Thanks to Barb for identifying this flower as a Cleome. Looking for some audience help with this one. I have several of these flowers growing wild amongst the stones in my path to the backyard. They put off a strong odor with a hint of skunk, but arrange themselves in the most wonderful spiral array. […]
Macro work has ignited an admiration of flora. My property, once owned by my parents, is lush with plant life. My own personal garden incubated my burgeoning photography skills all throughout 2012. This Spring I hope to dive back in for some more serious macro photography.