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…]

UFOs over the Blue Ridge

  We had no appointments Friday morning and it was partly cloudy, so my husband and I decided to go north on the Blue Ridge Parkway in search of adventure and photographic fortune. Our friend Matt had introduced us to a lone tree up that way. Lone trees can increase the interest in the foreground in … [Read more…]

Pixie forest in June

I try to visit the Pixie Forest once a month starting in the Spring when the leaves and grasses emerge until they return to the earth in the Fall. Pixie Forest will not appear on maps of the Blue Ridge Parkway, but is well known by local nature photographers. All you have to do is … [Read more…]

Outer Banks Extreme Infrared

We had very bright weather at the Outer Banks of North Carolina that started an hour after sunrise. This made for a good chance to photograph the patterns cast by the fences used to protect the dunes from erosion. I had to look for an interesting pattern that didn’t have too many of the grasses that are … [Read more…]

Outer Banks Infrared

I have been to this area of the Outer Banks many times. This year the weather was too overcast or too bright for color photography to be very compelling, so I decided to get out my infrared camera. Infrared cameras render the foliage white and bring out texture in foliage, clouds and reflections. I like it because … [Read more…]

An Ent at Magnolia Gardens

I found an Ent in Magnolia Gardens in Charleston SC. I have been searching out Ents ever since I was introduced to Tolkein by my 9th grade English teacher. Treebeard is my favorite character in Lord of the Rings. Tolkein describes Ents as more troll like, but I think that they vary upon where they … [Read more…]

Charleston SC – Folly Beach

No trip to Charleston is complete without a visit to Folly Beach for sunrise. It has a photogenic wooden pier that adds interest to sunrise and if it is a dud sunrise like this one you can go under the pier and take photos of the waves around the pilings. I was about to leave, … [Read more…]

Charleston SC – Botany Bay

Botany Bay is a favorite spot for photographers to take sunrise shots. It is known for these dead trees or boneyard, that are often in the surf. There used to be three trees, but a winter storm this year took one out to sea or added it to the many trees littering the beach. I … [Read more…]

The Lotus Trio

I was amazed to find this trio of lotus leaves, so nicely arranged. I could not have done it better myself. It’s an almost perfect overlapping of the leaves. To me, it’s the not so perfectness that makes the photo by creating tension and a little asymmetry. The water drops add dimension. Usually the lotus leaves … [Read more…]