Wind moving the bushes outside our sun room window (blurred by just under 1 second exposure
A composite of two photos of harbor lights shining in water (taken from a ship). Camera Nikon D750, 80mm, ISO 1600, f/6.3, 1/4 s
Yosemite, NP 2011
Side-lit trees, Hoh rainforest
Gondola Bows!! Mostly, we see the whole object. But there are many component patterns!
I chanced upon a sunbeam in the kitchen window, Don't walk right by. Ask"What would shine in that light?"
NYC Hotel lobby, 2013
Film: Shapes, patterns, textures, materials, functions, .... at that time of day...
How many Greens? Each leaf takes a bit of sun light, produces a carbohydrate molecule, with oxygen as a by-product..., for us! A miracle!! Plants and trees take care of us. We need to care for them!
on a rural road in Colorado..west of Crested Butte.
Campfire, great friends, warmth, light... and... marshmallows!
Something to do at a restaurant while waiting for dinner: take iPad photos!
Plymouth Church Lobby. I was fascinated by the bell rope. side lighting...
Observed while waiting for dinner.
The angle of the sun was uniquely perfect! Is that a tiger cub at lower right?...
Tons of water, suspended in droplets, showing off for us!
People can walk behind the falls here; if you look closely you can see them.
White on white in Winter... impossible!
This cloud formation made me think of the song...
Quebec City, 2014
Metropolitan Museum, NYC; notice the shadow next to her... no one else did.
"Lighting at 2 O'Clock." No, not the time 2 o'clock, but the direction 2 o'clock (with 12 meaning light coming from straight ahead). So the foliage is slighlty back-lit. Beautiful, yet few people seem to notice.
No, a 1" rubber ball. I chanced upon a sunbeam in the kitchen window, "Don't walk right by," I said "What would shine in that light?"
Notice the pattern of the window screen? I did not.
One of my favorite favorites! She is so fascinated by what she is learning, he is just as intent on teaching her... wow, what more could you ask?
Taken with iPad Mini at 5 AM
It was foggy and overcast in Olympic NP. I wanted to drive up Hurrfcane Hill. Another visitor at the Park Office discouraged me: "I was just up there and did not take one photo. It is foggy!”
But as a photographer, I know that fog and mist can produce dramatic lighting opportunities, so I drove on. As I began my drive, a "spotlight' of sun shone through, revealing fascinating colors and textures. All along the drive, I took many photos (I guess I did not notice that “it was foggy.” :-}
Black and white and not much in between!
A snow Drift outside our kitchen window, a snowy January, 2009
June 20, 2016, San Juan Mts. Colorado
Scenes in Moscow - Red Square
Newport, RI, 2003. End of a passageway under oceanfront properties.
Two and one half minutes before peak sunset color, but we did not know it at the time. You cannot "predict" a sunset's color! What you can do is wait and watch and,take what Nature gives. June 20, 2016, Juan Mts. Colorad
Two minutes before and two minutes later, the color was almost gone, as the setting sun shown under the clouds from our right onto rain sheets over the San Juan Range. That's Mt Sneffels in the middle. Timing is everything. A stunning scene I was lucky to witness !!!
Above the surface... all calm and floating; beneath the surface, all churning and agitation...like some people.
Table Top photos are good not only for showing details and “local” shapes of objects, but their convenience for photographers. When the weather is not good or especially after nightfall, you can take still take photos like this on your table top. Practicing lighting. Someday...
Trying to get the lighting right.
Here, Flowers, Containers, Lighting
Like several others: Something to do at a restaurant while waiting for dinner: take iPad photos!
I was walking on the street in Regensberg, Germany, looked down this passageway and saw the costumed man walking right to left. I readied my camera, & as luck would have it, just seconds later he moved left to right and I captured this image. Lucky, yes, but you've got to be ready!
Setup for photo: flowers suspended on water in a baking dish placed on top of a light table. See also color version.
Floating on water in a dish which was set on a light table. It's all about the light.
Twisted Tree best viewed within a short time after sunrise... the only time of day that the lighting is perfect.