There is something magical about an early morning saunter with my camera looking for that next expressive image! And Saint Tropez, France is most certainly a place to slow one’s pace, and take in the colorful, visual delights. When I observed this image possibility from across the street, I instinctively knew a person would add to the visual narrative of the scene. Within minutes, a woman came walking down the street. When I noticed her blue jean jacket, all I could do was smile! Her blue jacket was the perfect complimented to the woman’s eyes in the poster. Icing on the photographic cake!
See my recent article, Want to Create Photo Magic? Think Mirrored Images, that appears in Shutterbug. May you be inspired to use your imagination to see and photograph everyday reflections in a new light. Click on link below.
An outdoor café located in the city’s old town area. Image captured with one of my favorite travel lenses the Nikon 70-200mm f4. A sharp, lightweight lens that won’t burden you while shooting all day long. And that’s a good thing!
During my photography workshops, I’ll often hear photographers groan about shooting on overcast days. I try to enlighten them with a bit of learned “photo wisdom” over the years. As I like to say, “Shift your paradigm, photograph in all types of light and learn to see the wonder that is being expressed!”
This photo capture on an overcast day in Grand Canyon National Park is a perfect example. While two photographers standing near me complained because it wasn’t a sunshiny day, I chose to embrace the soft, enveloping light that was painting a tapestry of lovely muted colors and tones. I was able to capture a unique expression of the Grand Canyon that would not have been possible on a sunlit day. A new reveal of wonder . . . when we choose to see it.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the special moms out there . . . especially mine!
Celebrate with people who celebrate you!
WE ALL LAUGH IN THE SAME LANGUAGE.
Image of a cheerful Moroccan captured at one of the many seaside villages along the cost of Morocco.
I delight in capturing flowers after a rain shower. The water droplets and color forms are new visual treats to my eyes! I used a Nikon 105mm macro lens to bring the viewer closer into this magical world.
Yesterday morning while driving to the grocery store, I was enthralled by all the beautiful Texas wildflowers growing in the road ditches. Of course, I had to pull over and capture some of the bountiful bouquets teasing me with their colors and placement.
Image of a broken mirror was captured in an alley. I am always looking for things I have never seen before. The broken mirror with the reflection of the blue sky, telephone wires, and the golden-colored building intrigue me. All the essentials were already there – light, color, and of course the gesture of the broken mirror. A slight move in any direction revealed a wonderful, new abstract expression. When you find a subject like this, let yourself go and play! Above all, photography should be fun!
These focused pelicans were keeping a watchful eye on the approaching fishing boats near Galveston harbor. A Nikon 300mm Phase Fresnel lens was the tool of choice for good subject isolation from the background. As a result, their gestures against the unobtrusive background takes center stage, which is what I wanted.