Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Posing squirrel

Saw this guy go scampering across the roof, so I watched him for a minute and then he posed, so I grabbed the camera.  :) 


As soon as I went in for another shot, it moved, but I got him in this pose.  

Although they are pests and can do major damage to a home, they are cute and entertaining at times.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Some things never change...

In the summer of 2002, I took my first color photography class, where I had weekly assignments and developed my own color film (as this was one of the requirements for the class).  It was great to learn the processes, but I was grateful that there were still photo labs and stores that developed film, at that time. There are far fewer labs around sixteen years later. 

For those of you who are familiar with my earlier work, you will recognize the below photo.  I took this photo because I saw the flower first, but then noticed the plant's shadow on the rock. 


When I was out late this past winter, I saw this "rogue" crocus growing under our tall Douglas fir trees.  The lighting and other conditions were just right, so I grabbed my camera.  Again, noticing the shadow, I turned my attention to that, and what you see below is the result. 


As many of you know, this is not a new thing for me.  I have taken many photos of shadows throughout the 18+ years I have been doing photography.  I will see what else I can find and share more shadows, with all of you!  

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Spring has sprung!

Although we just had a soaking rainstorm, followed by below average temperatures this weekend, more typical of late February than early April, there are many signs of Spring here in the Pacific Northwest. The days are lengthening, the birds are building nests for egg-laying to start a new generation, most invertebrates are re-emerging from their winter hibernation or hatching from their eggs, leaves are appearing on deciduous trees, Spring bulbs are poking above the ground and some are flowering (some even lasted through the winter). I could go on like this for a while, but you didn't come to my website to hear me describe the signs of the season.  You came here to see photos, so please enjoy the signs of Spring that I have captured so far this year!  




















 








Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Black and White

Since every photographer starts off in black-and-white film photography, I decided to turn these digital photos ,that were taken in color, into black-and-white.  You will have to imagine the red of the rose and the clear water droplets, or the colors of the clouds and sky, or the green of the leaves in your head. This is one of the greatest things about b&w photography, you have to use your imagination to "see" the colors.