It was, for August in the Washington D.C. area, a relatively cool day. In the midst of summer, it was time for a walk in the garden, to take the sun in, to find that even in the undulating continuum that we call life, beauty always beckons, just waiting for us to find it. We… Continue reading On an August Day
The Other World
Look closely and the world looks like a different place. A beautiful flower, incredible. At close range, it is otherworldly.
The Look of Spring
Flowers blooming. Birds flying about. And tidal basin traffic. Yes, it definitely looks like spring.
I look up a pink hued sky And my heart beats in rhythm With nature’s beauty, enveloping me With warmth in the still cold April day I gaze upward, and in the midst of the cherry canopy I see a flower, standing still, yet moving me My soul trembles with joy And for a moment,… Continue reading Ephemeral Beauty
Abstractions in Black and White
The you realize seeing things in black and white is not necessarily a bad thing. Just ask Edward Weston.
Abstractions in Color
Springtime Flowers. If you look really close, you get distracted by the abstract.
And so it begins…
The Cherry Blossoms Rush at the Tidal Basin in Washington is in full swing. Peak bloom is forecast for this weekend. I hope the flowers survive the wind storm forecast for this afternoon (40-50 mph wind gusts) and the snow(!?) on Saturday. Still, have at it, guys (and gals). Traffic will be horrible, so if… Continue reading And so it begins…
Springing to Life in Arlington
A beautiful morning to go to the wildlife refuge and look (and photograph) birds and other wildlife was in the offing on the last day of March, 2018. Unfortunately, errands must be run (life is not all for the birds after all). With camera in hand, the trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles was… Continue reading Springing to Life in Arlington
On the first few days of our trip to Nova Scotia, the sun bid adieu and the clouds rolled into view. A drizzle here and there reminded us that the Atlantic Coast can be unforgiving. And yet, in the dank grey skies, you saw the beauty of the land that the hardy Nova Scotians call… Continue reading Windswept
Wet and Wonderful
It was a rainy Saturday afternoon in early September. I’ve become quite keen on macro photography lately, and with the intermittent nature of the showers, it was time to explore the flowers at Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna, Virginia. Raindrops are beautiful when viewed closely, especially when the world around them is refracted and reflected in… Continue reading Wet and Wonderful
Classic Subject, Vintage Lens
Over the weekend, a very nice lady gave me an old Minolta Rokkor-TC 135mm f4 lens. This lens is over five decades old. It was a sunny day yesterday, so it was a good opportunity to test the lens on a classic subject. It was off to Meadowlark Gardens for a quick lunchtime photo session. … Continue reading Classic Subject, Vintage Lens
Seven is a Lucky Number
On the seventh day of the seventh month in the seventeenth year of this century (okay, the 7 stuff breaks down on the fourth descriptor), I was fortunate enough to have my camera and macro lens at Meadowlark Gardens. Some of the best macro images I took over the summer (and in the last few… Continue reading Seven is a Lucky Number