Boca Grande Bamboos

I found a small forest of lime green bamboos near the street of Banyan trees in Boca Grande Florida. The sunlight was quite bright by this time of the morning, so I had to line the bamboo stalks up so the bright light did not shine between the stalks and steal all the attention.  I enjoyed … [Read more…]

Lizards & Banyan Trees

I found one of the Banyan trees in Boca Grande Florida seemed to be the home for several dozen Brown Anoles. Brown Anoles are shy and move quickly. Most of them were 6-8 inches long including their tail. I had to move slowly, take frequent stops, and have my camera raised so that they got … [Read more…]

Cayo Costa State Park

One of my favorite things we did on our Florida trip in January was our ferry boat ride to Cayo Costa State Park. Cayo Costa is only accessible by ferry or private boat. There are no roads or bridges.  It is about a half hour boat ride from Captiva Island to Cayo Costa. The ride was … [Read more…]

Red Flowers

I found an interesting shaped Gerber Daisy in the new supermarket that opened in town. I also got free yogurt for letting someone carry my groceries to my car. I always check the flowers when I go into grocery stores to see if they have any interesting shapes or extraordinary features. This one had petals … [Read more…]

Ice Melt

We only had about an hour and a half to photograph. The temperature was warming up fast and the snow was melting. The sun came out and it was getting very bright which makes it hard to photograph snow and ice. We knew that not much would be left by late afternoon when the angle … [Read more…]

Minimalist Ice

The real question in photography is what is the most important element – what draws the photographer into the scene? Looking at this issue from the other side, the question would be what don’t we need in the scene. When we see with our eyes, our brain cleans up the scene and automatically minimizes or … [Read more…]

Top Ten of 2016 – Part 1

This begins the second year of my blog. I’m starting the year the same way I did last year with with my Top Ten of the previous year. I learned this technique from one of my mentors, Martin Bailey. You can click on the link if you would like to try his process. I find … [Read more…]

Water Lilies in Fall

I don’t usually enjoy photographing in bright sunlight. It was supposed to be a cloudy day, but there were no clouds for the sun to go behind. My husband pointed out that there were interesting abstracts to find.  I used my Fuji 55-200mm lens to zero in on this abstract of the Giant Water Lily … [Read more…]