There is much beauty along rivers between the towns.
Photo distorted by a technical problem;
One of my favorite photos.
Driving by to our left, we spotted this calm pond and knew a reflection would be available. Sometimes you don't see the scene at the outset, but your imagination tells you it is there. I used a 35mm lens and set the aperture for maximum depth of field [the close-by grasses and rocks as well as the mountains are in sharp focus]
Last light or first?
These photos are presented here, like the real display, as dark and moody.
At a hotel in Puntas Arenas, the southernmost city
Wherever animals are kept, there's usually work from dawn to dusk. this is pre-dusk work, followed by feeding and brushing down... Photo taken on iPhone as I walked to dinner.
(Vulture Gryphus) captured overhead in pattern. Quite a rare shot. Birds in flight are most difficult- to track, to focus, to expose correctly against the sky. I practiced at home on... moving car headlights. This shot: a 450mm lens [300 on crop-sensor camera], 1/1600 sec @f/9] Actually, 300mm lens and a stiff neck
Better here than sleeping in !
This 'berg drifted from the glacier at north end of Grey Lake, and "beached" here at south end. 300mm.
Do they appreciate the beauty of the Massif? I think only the grasses, Appreciation of beauty is one thing that makes us human.
Turned 180 degrees to form an abstract image,
Wingspan 10 feet; a little scary; this Condor was fairly close to the ground; 277mm, 1/2500 sec @f/4.8
Blowing clouds and snow mixed together
Black and white reveals texture and form best
Glad they left it there for us to see.
Like fingerprints - no two alike. Might have been 6,969.
Needs some work.
Colors, shapes, placement of background shadows, color..., mood, all these change as dawn progresses. In a few minutes a different shot. Yet some visitors sleep in!"
Pleasant Valley, Colorado
Photo taken across the valley at 8,500 ft.
Church at the ghost town in Terlingua, Texas
An amazing sight!! This 'berg broke off from the bottom of the fjord. See our essay on the color of icebergs.
Once in a lifetime!
How many variations of blue?
At 1/500, the flowing waterfall was stopped and transformed into a gossamer sculpture. Photography again permitted us to view at leisure what we could not really capture with "live" viewing!
Wind moving the bushes outside our sun room window (blurred by just under 1 second exposure
Layering of Tree Silhouette onto textured background.
I chanced upon a sunbeam in the kitchen window, Don't walk right by. Ask"What would shine in that light?"
The 1 second exposure of bushes blowing in the wind = an abstract.
Our brains are programmed to see "meaningful" patterns - predator, prey, family member, food... so even in the wake of a ship we may discern images of things...
I took a photo of a house and "wrinkled it" in Photoshop.
This fall is about 30 minutes north of Ithaca, New York. Notice the contrast of hard rock and soft water. Yet, the soft water has carved a long channel through this rock.
Courtyard Columns, Doges Palace, Venice
Incredible what you see if you look. [Sounds like a Yogi Berra quote]. Fine and subtle detail within massive architecture.
Figure, as seen through arch in Doge's Palace, Venice
I painted this for my daughter, using no "model." often it is more fun not to copy a scene but to just make one.
Sketch made in London, but subject was in a book, I think
I'm trying to get back into drawing ..
In northern Thailand; I rode a wood-burning train to get there. Look at those textures: stucco, fur, wood, metal, etc etc. AND the cat, cleaning her fir on the stair landing.
In northern Thailand; I rode a wood-burning train to get there. Look at those textures: stucco, fur, wood, metal, etc etc.
This cloud formation made me think of the song...
So busy at task, never noticed the camera.
Total quiet, total peace.
Quebec City, 2014
Opening up for the day.... for you and I to enjoy, to view in wonderment!
This one shades our deck.
What is it? It's a face... no, those whiskers look like trees...what it I turn it counter clockwise 90 degrees...?
While hiking, Southwestern Colorado
iPhone 7, my backyard.
Floating on water in a dish which was set on a light table. It's all about the light.
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?
Above the surface... all calm and floating; beneath the surface, all churning and agitation...like some people.
Newport, RI, 2003. End of a passageway under oceanfront properties.
Setup for photo: flowers suspended on water in a baking dish placed on top of a light table. See also color version.
White on white in Winter... impossible!
Yosemite, NP 2011
NYC Hotel lobby, 2013
Like several others: Something to do at a restaurant while waiting for dinner: take iPad photos!
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?"
Captured on film.
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!
From hotel window, 2013.
Man Under Stair was taken in Honfleur, France, on film, in 1984
Campanile Tower, Venice
Using the tools of 700 years ago.
Cap Hatien, Haiti. One had to ride up a treacherous trail on a donkey's back to get here... as the rains approached.