Underwater at the Gardens

The reflections at the Italian Gardens create surreal photographs. I look for areas that have less debris and some cloud reflections to add texture. Lotus leaves are great subjects. The blossoms and seed pods are secondary subjects. The fish below is not taken with my Infrared camera, but the cloud reflections make me wonder if she is swimming through … [Read more…]

More Water Lilies

I love the way Infrared shows the texture and lines of the Lily pads. You can see how the light varied between the 2 different days that these where photographed. Also not all water lilies have the same leaves. Some are more textured, others are spotted and some are prone to spots like the one … [Read more…]

Water Lilies

The water lilies at the Italian Gardens are prolific this year. I like to go on a partly cloudy day to take advantage of the reflections. I usually use my Infrared camera here because the Lilies don’t open until after 8:30 am and it can be very bright by then. This day it was more … [Read more…]

Fog at Graveyard Fields

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I am always searching for interesting or unusual clouds. The Blue Ridge Parkway south out of Asheville is a good place to search. It can be cloudy, rainy or foggy up there when it is fine weather in Asheville. It was partly cloudy when I headed up in … [Read more…]

Bradley Falls

My friend Marcia loves to hike. It is not a good idea to hike alone, so she invites other hikers to join her on a hike about once a week. Every year she has a 4th of July hike followed by a cook-out at her house. Marcia is not a photographer and likes to hike fairly … [Read more…]

June in My Garden

I like to spend time everyday outside photographing. Growing flowers in my garden increases the odds that will happen. This June has been hot and dry, which has been both good and bad for flowers. I spend a lot of time watering. I like the glow around the Zinnia. The Calendula that is just opening … [Read more…]