Tag: flower

Nov 04 2011

Can you hear me now?

What’s the best camera for a specific shot? Odds are it’s the one you have with you. By which I mean that a state-of-the-art 24 megapixel DSLR with bells, whistles, and an impossibly sharp 18-500mm f1.4 lens (if such a creature existed) does you no good if it’s sitting in its case at home.

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Jul 21 2011

More from the garden tour

I’ve got a couple other projects in the works but nothing ready to show yet, so I thought I’d post a couple more photos from the garden tour. I like working with shallow depth of field when I shoot flowers. The risk is that I don’t actually get the right part of the flower in …

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Jul 19 2011

Trumpet flower

A garden tour and a sunny day are a perfect combination for doing some warm-up exercises. Oooh, the flowers are so pretty! The challenge is to find something different, something more interesting than, say, the picture on the front of a seed packet. This trumpet flower was showy and glowing in the sunlight and almost …

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Jun 02 2011

Round and round

I’ve been having fun getting ready for the 30/30 Show opening June 10. It was a challenge to create 30 new works in 30 days (give or take), even if they’re each only 4 inches square. Of course, coming up with 30 worthwhile images was only the first hurdle.

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Feb 08 2011

Japanese woodblock print

One more from the conservatory. I guess the proximity to the Seattle Asian Art Museum put me in mind of Japanese woodblock prints, and this spray of begonia blossoms posed obligingly. Shallow depth of field and flat light from the frosted window behind give this image an ethereal feel.

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