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Winter Approaching

It’s hard to believe it’s almost winter yet again. It seems as though this year flew by. I woke up early this morning to a street covered in frost! Frozen cars, pavement, homes, and plants. I was loving the icy glaze coating on everything so I decided to get up close on a few plants to capture the tiny ice particles. Here are a few images of my very brief time outside today.

Frosty Grass 8b

Frosty Grass 3

Frosty Grass 2

Frosty Grass 7

Frosty Grass 9

Frsoty Grass 12

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Frosty Grass 13

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Pure Enjoyment

Splashes of autumn colors, and subtle tones everywhere. I love it!!! I wish it didn’t have to end…

Hilltop Autumn Plant Remix 4

Hilltop Autumn Plant Remix 2

Hilltop Autumn Plant Remix 3

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Hilltop Autumn Plant Remix 5

Hilltop Autumn Plant 8

 


Sun Flower

Good morning! Starting the day with a beautiful baby sunflower I spotted outside of a local restaurant.

Sunflower


Pizzeria Plants Black & White

Cool textured plants I spotted today outside of a local pizzeria.

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Pink Plant BW 2

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Pink Plant BW 4


Pizzera Plants In Color

Cool pinkish-red plants I spotted outside of a local pizzeria today.

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Solo Nature Walk

This past Saturday I spent almost 8 hours walking around by myself in the intense summer heat. I hadn’t been out to shoot in a while and I really needed to get out and do something to get my creativity flowing again. Despite the heat I started to have lots of fun. So much so that I totally forgot all about the weather and started to focus more on capturing images. I decided to let the colors of the park inspire me. Before I knew it I looked down at my phone and realized just how long I had actually been out. I was really shocked but, I guess when you’re truly enjoying yourself time is of little importance?

Apart from the photographic aspect of being outside on such massive terrain, this trip also provided me with an opportunity to be at peace mentally as well as be active physically. I love it when using my camera can become therapeutic. It can relax my mind, ease my tension and rejuvenate my spirit. It’s such a wonderful feeling when you can pick up your camera, discover an interesting location and just shoot uninterrupted at your own pace. No schedules, no time constraints, no people, no complaining…just you, your gear and the beauty of nature. I told myself that I would try to get out to more natural locations such as this one more often and try to reconnect with nature. I love finding the layers of hidden details within wooded areas such as this one. I have lots of photos from this outing that I hope to share over the coming weeks.

Here are just a few samples I worked on immediately after arriving back home. For anyone wondering, these are roughly straight out of the camera. The only adjustments I made were very minor brightness tweaks and slight shadow lifting.

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The Nature 4

The Nature 3

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The Nature 9

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Morning Flowers

Nice flowers I spotted outside of the restuarant my family and I were dining at this morning.

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Botanical Garden Visit

Here are just a few snaps of various flowers taken yesterday when I took my kids to visit the local botanical garden.

yellow plant close up

yellow flower 2

yellow flower 1

wood and dead petals

wilted flowers

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weird flower

sunflower flowers

red pink flower

red and yellow plant 2

red and yellow flower

red and yellow flower 3

purple flower

puple and green plant

pink flower

pine plant

multi colored plant

light yellow flowers

green and yellow plant

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colorful flowers 1

all green plants

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all green plants 2


LadyBug Feast

Have you ever wondered what ladybugs eat? Most of us think ladybugs are cute and harmless, and if you were like me you probably even thought they only ate plants? Well, that’s not whole story. The truth is, most ladybugs are predators. They eat other insects that we would consider pest, and most farmers or gardeners love them for this very reason. I ran across these ladybugs yesterday while taking out the trash. At first glance I didn’t notice the little red bugs present but, after I spotted them I figured maybe they’re ladybug larvae or something? I was certainly shocked to find that in fact they’re the ladybug’s food! These little red bugs are called Aphids. They tend to be a real pest to plants, so these hungry ladybugs were actually doing us humans a favor by feasting on the tiny red creatures. It’s amazing how we can discover new things everyday upon closer observation. Interesting facts are all around us from the very obvious right down to the most inconspicuous. I try to pay close attention to everything when I’m out, and having my camera helps me to document and illustrate what I discover. I await my next discovery.

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Wet Day Around My Way

Here are a few black and white shots I took a couple of weeks ago while walking around my neighborhood after days of cold weather and rain.

inside a tree low key 1 copy

wet leaf 1

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dandies high structure smooth

umbrella rain 2


Colorized

Although I love black and white images, and I’ve been shooting them more and more lately, I’ve always been known for images full of bright, bold colors. Here are just a few shots of various color patterns from my most recents travels.

blue river fb

riverwalk colorful 2 fb

The Moss fb

park scenery 2 fb

acorn macro

macro dandelion

red berries

dusty leaves

red flower

tree up close

tree up close 2

green leaves up close


De-Focused

Just a random shot I found where I was demonstrating bokeh.

De-Focused


Christmas Day Adventure

Merry Christmas to you all! I had a wonderful day today! I spent the day in unseansonably warm weather shooting with my aunt Robin. We were able to navigate the city in peace and quiet since most people were inside eating and celebrating with their families. Even more important than the pictures we were able to capture today was the experience of being out together as family enjoying each others company, and doing something we both love. Doing what you love is great but, doing it with someone you love makes it even better! Below is just a sample of some of the shots that I captured. I hope you enjoy them. Please be safe and enjoy the rest of your holidays!

Flood Ducks 1

Drinking Geese 2

Drinking Geese 1

Drinking Geese 3

 


The First Signs Of Winter; Black & White

Happy Saturday everyone! The morning dew has now turned to frost. Temperatures have finally dropped. The plants, leaves, and grass are all frozen. I don’t mind at all…

Frozen Plants 2 for blog

Frozen Grass 1 for blog

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The First Signs Of Winter; Color

Frost has started to build up on the plants and leaves early every morning in my neighborhood.

Snow Leaves 1

Snow Leaves 2


My Biggest Update Yet!!! Thanksgiving In Paradise 2013

Here are some more random sights from my recent trip to Florida during the Thanksgiving holiday. This post represents the most pics I’ve shared at once ever! I had a great time walking around shooting these images and I hope you all enjoy them as well.

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