I find photos are a pleasant distraction. They take me to far off places and peaceful moments in time. This photo is from a state park … Continue reading Pleasant distraction
This post tracks my favorite ice cream cone looking fungus. Here’s the original photo from September 18th. I featured it in a recent blog. October 1, 2016 I was delighted to discover my favorite fungus was still there – undisturbed. … Continue reading Fungus Revisited
I figured out long ago I am happiest far away from crowds. Amusement parks, while fun, are stressful, noisy places with too many people. Give me a secluded place with mushrooms and moss to photograph and I am in my … Continue reading Mushroom Land!
A recent trip to the greatest place in the DFW Metroplex (the LBJ Grasslands), yielded some interesting discoveries. I have displayed them beginning with the least exciting to the most fascinating (and my proudest). I was walking through a shaded part … Continue reading I like to pretend I’m a naturalist with my camera
These photos are from Day 2 of my visit to the LBJ National Grasslands. I suspect I’ll be there many more times before the year is over. I tried photographing these critters on Saturday but the photos were disappointing. When … Continue reading LBJ National Grasslands
After downloading over 400 photos from my Saturday adventure, I concluded I am a photography hack. I didn’t like my photos. The circumstances were ideal: perfect lighting, a steady tripod, my good lens and even my nerdy photography vest. But the … Continue reading I thought I was a photography hack.
Taking photos at clever angles can be deceiving and can offer interesting perspective. I was standing at the bottom of a boulder when I took this photo at Eisenhower State Park. The boulder wasn’t that huge but from the photo … Continue reading A Fresh Perspective of Eisenhower State Park
I have followed some very talented photographers on Instagram that photograph bugs and insects. I have no idea how they do it. Inspired by their talent, I decided it was time to take my insect photography to a new level. … Continue reading Crossing the threshold
I planned on featuring something pleasant that would appeal to most tastes but these spider / fly photos caught my attention. They were taken last year in my backyard. I don’t remember taking the photos – except I do recognize … Continue reading Unusual Taste
I recently visited the Johnson Branch Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park. Here are some highlights. The wildflowers were plentiful. Times like this I wish I had a tripod with me but I’m sure by the time I set … Continue reading Ray Roberts Lake State Park – Johnson Branch Unit