Monday, June 24, 2013

One Photo, So Many Looks

Don't get me wrong. I love my DSLR. But how can you beat the serendipity, spontaneity and simplicity of an I-Phone and it's apps. After at least 10 years of Photoshop adventures, which I still love cuz I know it, I am totally pissed at Adobe for changing the pricing structure. They will struggle to compete for new $$$ with the younger set who tweet and text and rarely e-mail. It takes too much time. So 10 years vs 10 minutes... whose really looking for perfection. Adobe, you showed us the way but YOU lose. So sorry...

These took about 10 minutes. Which is your favorite?


Friday, June 14, 2013

Photo Essay: Sago Palms

Sago Palms grow in the desert. There are two in our yard. They have grown quite large and need to be moved as they are beginning to obstruct a doorway. Imagine my surprise when I returned in May to find this glorious flower. It actually looks like an enormous pine cone. Her BFF, close by, does not have this finery. Maybe it's her boyfriend. Just saying...

I like to take images and gradually pull in closer to get more and more detail. That is what I captured here.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Photo Essay: Wine Country

This sequence continues to capture my imagination. When looking at a subject, it is interesting to think of four ways to tell the story. Grape vines are really beautiful. Their warm green color and twisty tentacles and tiny grape buds which become the fruit of the vine are oh so cool. But then look at their setting. Always gorgeous, a room with a view. No one wonder so many are flocking to this adventure.

What stories are you telling with your images. Try thinking in terms of four. Let me know if you have any that you would like posted here.

As always, thanks for looking. Comments are free. Followers are welcome!