The Grand Scene

Today I thought I would share four views of what the landscape of wildflowers looked like...I was photographing using small apertures to insure I had enough depth of field in the pictures. Since the aperture was so small and the ISO was set to 100, I was using shutter speeds in the range of 1/10 to 1/60 sec., which meant my camera needed to steady. I made these images mounting my camera on...

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Erodium botrys, Amador County, California

When I photograph wildflowers, I am not usually trying to make a literal recording of the plant, but a more artistic interpretation of spring and the feeling of being among the flowers. In this image I like...

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Picture of the Day 4/11/18

It gets difficult to isolate a single flower amongst a field of flowers. It required lots of looking and maneuvering on the narrow ledge I was perched on. ...

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Trying to beat my best

Sometime in the early 1980’s I made my all time favorite flower image...This picture has been used for posters, calendars, books and cards...Ever since that time, I have tried to capture flower pictures in that same style, using selective focus to create an impression of spring. I have never made another flower picture that I have liked as much, but at least I still have fun trying. Read the whole story and see the images in the blog.

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