Black and White, Color, depth of field, Landscapes, Nature, Photography, things seen

William B. Umstead State Park – Part 3

The finale, as it were.


Artsy, Black and White, Color, Fine Art Photography, flower photography, Flowers, Photography, Still Life

Sunflowers – Flower Photography

I have been including fine art flower photography in my photographic oeuvre almost since I first picked up a camera. There’s no real mystery to it. I have mentioned it before but flowers are a fantastic photographic subject because of their availability and infinite form. There are very few flowers that are not a worthy of photographic attention. Of course, like everyone else I have my favorites. I’m very partial to lilies (Peace and Stargazer, thank you), tulips, and now sunflowers.


Yes, consider the humble sunflower. Okay, it’s a pretty popular flower. It’s an evocative flower. The color, the shape of the petals, the variety of different breeds. All of this is in aid of saying that I photographed a ton of sunflowers recently.


As usual, my fine art prints are available at several portals including artspan,, and redbubble. Additionally, I’m offering a limited discount on a 20″ by 16″ canvas of Sunflower #6 here (until September 13, 2017).


These images have become some of my recent faves. I find there is something meditative about these particular images. There’s something about the shapes and textures of the sunflower. What do you think?

Color, Photography, things seen

Things seen, and a return to the fold

Open/Chained - 2015
20 Open/Chained – 2015
Street Lamp - 2015
Street Lamp – 2015
Blue Door - 2015
Blue Door – 2015

Been away from the blog for various reasons, not least of which are some fantastic personal developments. Riding the tide of those developments I am back and hope to be much more productive in all my endeavors, proving Ovid truthful in the words “Qui non vult fieri desidiosus, amet.”

Black and White, Color, Everyday Photos, Flowers, Photography


Sakura #1 - March 2015
Sakura #1 – March 2015
Sakura #2 - March 2015
Sakura #2 – March 2015
Sakura #3 - March 2015
Sakura #3 – March 2015
Sakura #4 - March 2015
Sakura #4 – March 2015
Sakura #5 - March 2015
Sakura #5 – March 2015

It is that time of year again. I always make the opportunity to capture a few of the cherry blossoms that can be found all over the neighborhood yearly. In retrospect I should have waited an hour or so for the position of the sun to change and give (in my opinion) a little better light. Still, I love that second image.