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?