This photo was taken at the Spring Blooms event at the Dallas Arboretum. I like the contrast between the flowers and the fire hydrant. The next time you are taking photos and an object seems to be in the way of the shot—see if you can make it work. It might turn out better than you anticipated. Notes: This photo was taken with the Canon G11. Continue reading Make it work.
I used to almost exclusively take photos of butterflies, spiders and flowers. I’ve developed a lot of other interests since those days but it was nature photography that helped me grow in confidence as a photographer. After all, it takes some patience to photograph butterflies. This photo was taken back in 2005 at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens—one of my favorite places for nature photography. I used a Sony DSC-V1. This was the early days of my photography adventures before Big Bertha. Remember that you don’t need an expensive camera to achieve good results. Continue reading The butterflies taught me patience.
Spring at the Dallas Arboretum is a yearly treat especially with Big Bertha. I especially like how the background is blurry so you can focus on the single tulip that appears to be standing tall and confidently. Notes: This photo was taken using the Canon Mark II. Continue reading Spring
Five years ago I decided to have a botanical birthday, so I got in my car and drove 100 miles southeast of where I live to visit the Athens Botanical Gardens in Athens, TX. That’s where I found reddish colored mushrooms—which I had never seen before and haven’t seen anywhere else. It reminds me of the mushrooms in Super Mario Brothers. ————————————————————————————————————— This photo is part of an ongoing series of mushroom photos in my collection. (I like to take photos of objects that most people overlook.) Notes about photo: This photo was taken with a Sony DSC-H2– a great … Continue reading Mushrooms as Art