Meadowlark Gardens in late Spring.
Tulips and Joy
Bring a little smile (or a big one). Spring 2021. Renewal and return.
Catoctin in Autumn
A mountain park an hour away from northern Virginia. Shenandoah National Park is a very busy place in mid to late October. A similar view of trees (without the vistas that you see in Shenandoah) can make for a relaxing few hours enjoying the beauty of fall.
Still Not Handel – Water Music II
Another Saturday, another walk at Huntley Meadows. This time, on the larger wetland area, the water reflected the yellow flowers on the opposite shore while barely perceptible breeze distorted the mirrored image almost imperceptibly. I waited for a duck, a goose, anything to swim in the middle of the scene while in the corner of… Continue reading Still Not Handel – Water Music II
The Rose Bush
Enough of the birds (for at least one post).
What is a summer without bees? Rim lighting (the edges of the bees are aglow) against a strong backlight. A little overexposure to emphasize the warm bright summer day.
Same Place, Different Look
Huntley Meadows. In the summertime. Birds, bees, insects of all kinds. This time, trying something different, processing wise.
Channeling Renoir (and Manet)
One can keep going to the garden and take the same kind of pictures. Overviews of flowerbeds with a wide angle lens. Macro photographs of bees. And you can come up with some incredible pictures. Here’s the deal, whatever you do. The most important thing that you can do to make a good picture is… Continue reading Channeling Renoir (and Manet)
Nothing Says Summer
Like a sunflower.
Insects at Rest
Butterflies and other things in the heat of summer.
Thank You, Brandon Sanderson!
For giving us such great books to fill our minds (and hearts) with wonder. For the words that provide inspiration every day: “The most important words a man can say are, “I will do better.” These are not the most important words any man can say. I am a man, and they are what I… Continue reading Thank You, Brandon Sanderson!
Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna, Virginia is a beautiful sanctuary near Wolf Trap Farm Park (itself a wonderful performance venue). It was closed for several months due to the pandemic, but has since opened to the public. A great place for a walk, with gently rolling trails, three small ponds, flowers in the spring and summer… Continue reading Lotus Flowers