I try to maintain a regular schedule here and normally blog once a week – almost always on Sunday morning. I get up early and write (or finish writing) so I can hit the “publish” button before breakfast. My system’s worked pretty well for me and I hope for readers too. It’s gotten me up to almost 600 articles so far.
I enjoy it, but it’s a challenge at times. I want to include photography info worth reading or at least an image worth viewing. And I want each post to be something that I’ll enjoy re-visiting myself.
This morning I sat here with a blank page and a photographically blank mind. Making and processing images is a passion for me and has been for a long time. I’m pretty sure I’ll continue to enjoy it as long as I can. But it is just a hobby and there can be (and this week are) more important things to think about and deal with.
I won’t burden you with any personal issues – the blog is about image making. Instead I’ll simply leave you with another recent Caladium composition that I hope you’ll enjoy. Processing it to preserve as much detail as possible took my mind off of other things for just a little while.
Morning Dew. We’ve had some bumble bees flying around our flowers lately and I’ve tried to photograph them. I made this image after giving up on the bees one morning.
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We’ve been busy with projects lately and I haven’t been able to go out on any photo expeditions for a few weeks. So I thought I’d show you three recent images I’ve made close to home.
Back in the film days, one way to increase saturation was to slightly under expose. That still works with digital and it’s what I did when I saw how the late afternoon light was hitting one of Lynn’s red Caladiums in our garden.
Back light in the back garden – Late afternoon view of a Caladium leaf
We were getting out of the car on the way in to a restaurant one day for lunch when I saw this lizard. It was very calm and let me get close with my phone camera. It didn’t need any under exposure to saturate its green color.
Very green – Anole Lizard
I shot from below the flowers and up toward the sky for this last image. I stopped down to get as much in focus as I could and bracketed the exposure since the light was tricky. But the camera’s dynamic range was large enough that I ended up using just the nominal exposure.
Backlight Blue – Blue Plumbago against a cloudy sky
Our schedule frees up some next week, so I might try to sneak out with a camera one day. We’ll see!
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