Flowers

Surreal (Two Photographs)

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Sometimes I can envisage a final processed product, that is slightly different from the original captured image. The black and white, which I have worked with, has a certain surreal air to it because the balance between light and dark is accentuated.


Math and Chaos (Two Photographs)

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There is a certain repetitive pattern in the subject flower though it is surrounded by a chaos of similar flowers in decay with much less distinguishable pattern. Put another way – fractals, patterns and a sort of natural entropy.


HDR (Two Photographs)

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Today, HDR is easy with many software options available. The days of over the top HDR are not over, that option still exists, but it is much easier to do natural HDR photos like this from five separate exposures. Worth looking into as many more cameras have the necessary bracketing features.


Heads or Tails (Two Photographs)

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Let’s face it, nature photography is a bit of a game. You never know what you will see or if you will see something or that your shots will turn out just the way you want them to. Time is always of the essence, everything is transient.


Isolation and F Stops (Three photographs)

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Narrow depth of field is a tool we use to isolate subjects (where the subject is in focus and the background is not due to a large aperture). It’s not always the widest aperture or smallest F Stop that works, often in colourful situations you can use opposing colours to isolate your subject.


Fall (Two Photographs)

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These are some photos I took in the fall intending to do high contrast abstract work with them. But nature has one-upped me and I think these trees look great just the way they were. For the vast majority of my photography I try to stay as faithful to reality as I can.


Tulip Festival (Two Photographs)

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Every year I try to go to the local Tulip Festival for a day. I will try to get as many shots as I can. Usually I end up with more than I could possibly publish on this blog, or on SmugMug, though I have posted many. I find tulips an irresistible subject. I will have to get back to Holland one of these days.