Pretty Sting

This was a case where I was really happy for having Photoshop… I’d taken a couple of different captures of this flower, but I didn’t like a major part of the two best ones. So, I combined them, removing the offending bits. One didn’t have the dark rain drops on the petals (on the right) […]

Water Flower

There’s an earlier post on this site of a similar flower, with the petals open (taken from about two feet away from this one)… the inside of these looks weird, so I think I like this version better as a “flower photo”… more traditionally flower looking. In particular, I like the sharpness of the petals, […]

Night Bloom

I’ve read a few times in various articles that you should always “shoot the light” rather than the subject. I think it’s probably better to find a happy medium, but there’s a lot of truth to the advice. During the day, this flower never impressed me. (It’s at the entrance to my building complex.) But […]

Finding Light

Many times, simplicity is the key. What I like about this picture is the simplicity, combined with the angle (looking up from underneath a bit rather than down.) I’m often a fan of the blurred (bokeh) background as well.  Download: Finding_Light-Asgard_Photography_IMG_4622.jpg Camera Settings F-stop: f/22 Exposure: 1/250 seconds ISO: 1600 Focal Length: 250mm 

Flower Faces

One of the benefits to keeping pictures that were taken years earlier, is that you learn a lot about editing over time. This photo was taken in Saline back in 2016 and I’d passed over it at the time. But with some creative cropping and better editing knowledge I was able to make something with […]

Beeutiful

Sometimes you don’t find photos where you go, but only on the way there or back. In this case, I’d visited Walbridge Park in Toledo and didn’t really find anything I got excited about. On the way back though, I saw a bunch of flowers planted in a roundabout, so I stopped to stick my […]

Spock Flower

I rarely get a photo of a flower or flowers that I’m thrilled with… I’m pretty convinced that 80% of why I take them is some genetic passed-down thing from my dad who was always taking pictures of flowers and plants on trips. In any case, this one reminded me of the flowers that sprayed […]

Faery Crown

One of the places my dad liked to go with his camera was Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin. Gardening was one of his obsessions, and Olbrich has a very large sprawling collection of growing things to take interest in. On my last trip to visit my mom, we spent a few hours on a busy […]