Black and White – What was he thinking???

You know, some things should be in color and some images should be in black and white. Here’s a small sample that most people would think would be in color, but I have converted them to black and white.  What was I thinking??? What do you think?  I would like to know!  Leave a comment.

Sunflower Personality

Do plants have personalities? Sunflowers do! Look at these images.  Some sunflowers are hanging their heads.  Probably because they can’t compare to the big personalities and beauty of those sunflowers that are basking in the sun!


This past September, the camera club had an outing to a sunflower field.  The problem was that it was a two hour drive from home.  Yes, it’s not that far, but it’s not that close.  To spend four hours of our day in the car was just not appealing.  There were too many things that …


Asticou Azalea Garden in Acadia NP

Sometimes someone wants to show you something and as you are approaching it, you are underwhelmed.  OK, you tell yourself, I’ll be polite and make the best of it.  And sometimes, just some times, it turns out to be time well-spent. That’s what happened to me at the Asticou Azalea Garden in Acadia National Park …


Kenilworth Aquatic Park Flowers

 On July 21, 2012, Annette and I found the time to go to the Lotus Blossom Festival at the Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens. It rained off and on during the drive down.  So much so that we wondered if this was going to be a wash out.  But we kept on going. When we …


Flowers Past Their Prime

In the last post I mentioned that Annette and I went to Canoe Creek State Park and saw the ruins of the Limekilns. While we were there we also saw many flowers.  Unfortunately, they were past their prime.  Annette and  I agreed that we should have been there a week or two earlier.  Oh, well. …


Flowers and Aperture

Take a look at these two pictures.  Not because they are great.  They are not.  But because there is a lesson in aperture in these pictures. As I was trying to capture the beauty of this field of clover, I was trying several techniques.  One technique is to use the aperture setting to control the …


Field of Clover

Annette and I have driven past a field of clover a couple of times.  It was so beautiful that we finally went back with our cameras.  It’s one of those places that have a beauty that attracts you, but once you are there with your camera, you can never quite capture the beauty that you …