Flowing Foam

When I first got a camera, I looked down my nose at waterfall photos. It seemed like everyone was taking them, and for some reason it just didn’t make sense to me. I wasn’t interested. But they grew on me. I go back and forth between preferring the “spaghetti” look vs. capturing a high speed […]

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 […]

Evening Light

Probably one of my favorite things about photography is finding a way to create a scene from something that wasn’t fully there to start with. Not by showing something that doesn’t exist, but by selectively showing something, eliminating surrounding things, to end up with what feels like a whole new place. In this case, I’d […]

Edge of Fall

I’d passed over editing this one to post it back when I took it a few years ago… but while cleaning out my folders I found that a new noise reduction filter I had really helped with the noise from the higher ISO setting. And I really liked the stillness of the water, which makes […]

White Water Bloomers

Bokeh is a fun effect to play with in photos (the repeating shape in the background – it’s formed by blurred light taking the shape of the open shutter). There’s a fun related trick I’ve only tried once, where you cut a shape into a piece of dark cardstock or cardboard and make a lens […]