Category Archives: Flowers

Favorite Flowers

It’s been over 2 weeks since I’ve posted anything new on my blog, and even though I’ve been photographing some portraits of people, I haven’t really been feeling very creative (photographically) lately.

I’ve actually been feeling pretty darned depressed about my photography lately.  It seems like the more I learn, the more I realize that I really don’t know much at all.

I don’t really know the reason that I am so down right now, but I am.  I keep thinking about a Zach Arias video that I once saw on YouTube, named Transform. Although it is nearly 10 minutes long, if you watch it here, you will understand where my head is at right now.

In the meantime, I’ll just post some pretty pictures of flowers for you enjoy.

I thought about making this post “stuck in a mud hole”, but thought that wouldn’t be appropriate, especially if one of my clients were to see it….

I have to remember that a hole in the ground, with plenty of water, seems to be fertile breeding ground for flowers.

So I’ll try to focus on the pretty flowers for now.

By the way, these last 4 flower photos were taken at Puerto Maya, which is the shipping harbor just outside of Cozumel, Mexico.

And here’s just one more that I’ll include for this post.

So for now, I’m just going to have to wait for the creative juices to begin to flow again. The more that I try to make that happen, the deeper my hole seems to get.



Wildflowers in March

We’ve had a mild winter, combined with more than average rainfall. As a result, the wildflowers in Austin are popping up everywhere!  Dad and I went out to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center this morning to take pictures of whatever we could find.

I put my circular polarizer on my 24-105mm f/4 lens, and used my Lastolite 48″ Tri-Grip 1 Stop Diffuser immediately above the flowers that I photographed.  This is not my specialty in photography, but I certainly enjoyed seeing the beautiful flowers on a gorgeous day. I hope that you enjoy seeing them too!

The next two photos are of the same scene. The first one has a pretty shallow depth of field, while the second one increases it.

The next two photos also play with depth of field. The first one has a pretty shallow depth of field, while the second one increases it.

The next two photos also play with depth of field. The first one has a pretty good depth of field, while the second one intentionally kept it to be rather shallow.

This next flower is a very rare giant metal species….

I hope you enjoyed seeing the wildflowers!