The Dragonfly: A cooperative subject to photograph

This photo was taken at one of my favorite locations—the Ft. Worth Botanical Gardens.  There’s a pond that is quite popular where people like to get their photos taken.  Usually they create a commotion, get their pictures taken then move on.  I can remain in that area for 15 minutes to a half hour—maybe even longer.  It’s the best spot to ‘hunt’ for interesting subjects to photograph—like the dragonfly. If you’re interested in taking photos of dragonflies, be patient.  They are actually pretty cooperative.  They may fly away from a spot—but if you wait a few seconds, they will return … Continue reading The Dragonfly: A cooperative subject to photograph

When is a photo more than a photo?

It was 10 am on a September day in 2010. I remember what I was wearing—and since it was 10 am I hadn’t had a Java Chip Frappuccino yet. I was in a meeting.  The meeting went from bad to worse in a matter of minutes that seemed to have lasted a lifetime. I left the meeting.  I went to Starbucks and had my Java Chip Frappuccino. If I remember correctly, Aaron the barista handed me the drink. On principle alone I went to the gym that night.  I was on a cardio workout routine and I refused to skip … Continue reading When is a photo more than a photo?

Mystery Critter on Angel’s Wing

I came upon a folder from 2008 with photos I don’t remember.  The photo was taken in my garden and features a mystery critter on a ceramic angel’s wing.  If you happen to know what it is let me know! Judging by the angle, I had to get on my hands and knees to take this shot but I think it was worth it all these years later. Camera: Sony DSC-H2 Date:  April 2008 Continue reading Mystery Critter on Angel’s Wing

Wingback Chair

I wish I had an interesting story to go with this photo!  In some ways, I think the photo is enough. Uninteresting Story Behind the Photo: I was leaving the office and took a different route onto Walnut Hill Lane.  That’s when I spotted this unexpected scene near a convenience store and donations collection box.  I have since driven by the area and while the artwork is still there, the chair is long gone. Camera:  Canon G11 Date:  April 2012 Location:  Dallas, TX Continue reading Wingback Chair

Circle of Life: Dragonfly

I was in my garden and noticed a dead dragonfly on a stone.  Ants were busy ‘cleaning up’ the mess and there was a fly nearby.  Three hours later, I checked the carcass to see the ants’ progress.  Notice how the ants are gone. Notes about photos:   Date:  July 2007 Camera:  Sony DSC-H2 This post launches a new category:  Circle of Life.  Oh yes, I have more photos like these and have been waiting for the right outlet to show them.  So, either skip the category or prepare for some unusual photos. Continue reading Circle of Life: Dragonfly