Tag: flowers

Runnin’ with the dog(wood)s. A mixed process.

I took some photos of some spring trees in the local park with my Leica M9 the other day. After reviewing the photos that evening I spotted some ideas in one of the photos that would require a closer look than my Leica was capable of. So I headed out the next day with my Fuji gear in hopes of…

Spring flowers – Leica M9 – A lesson

My wife and I made the half-hour trip to a nearby park to get stretch our legs and enjoy some nice spring weather. It was nice getting away from our neighborhood (which isn’t so nice) to a pleasant place to walk around. Oglebay Park is situated in Wheeling, West Virginia and covers quite a few acres. They usually have some…

Getting squiggly with it

I am not squiggly. Just some plants reflecting in wavy pond water. I know, it’s a ho-hum photo but I did want to post something since I’ve been away for a while. It’s generally not a good idea to post ones crappy photos but I felt like I had to do something. I’ll be back soon with some black and…

Shooting vicariously through others

My photography output has been awfully low these past few months. I think I have shot less than I have in years. Why? Just a combination of things – first the usual suspects such as work and home, followed by the total lack of anything to shoot. I know, I have pretty much created my “style” around shooting anything and…

Much anticipated follow up

Man, this week has been flying by! I’ve been so busy that I forgot I wanted to follow up my last post with some color photos of the flowers. As I mentioned last time, I wasn’t super thrilled with what I shot but, considering this will probably wrap up any flower photos for this year, I figured one last blast won’t…

Down, but not out (until Saturday)

I got hit with yet another cold this past week. I think that makes at least three weekends this past year that I was sick and the symptoms from last weekends cold are still sticking around this weekend. I have my energy back for the most part but there still is that lingering “just not right” feeling. It didn’t help…

That’s some good weed, man. (Variations on a flower)

Chicory – Cichorium intybus It’s a wildflower but I think of it as more of a weed. These little blue flowers are quite abundant in southwest Pennsylvania in the summer. They are along almost every road and show up almost overnight in bad lawns (such as my own ;-)) if you wait to long to mow.  Weedy as they are, I…

Wrestling with the wind

Yes, I am still in my spring blossom shooting mode. It happens every year for a week or two, then I’m done. After this week I’ll go back to shooting buildings and such, trying to find abstracts, and chasing the light and looking the other way. After yet another bout of weekend illness (flu, fever, cold, whatever you want to…

But Mama, that’s where the fun is

Mama always told me not to look into the eye’s of the sun But mama, that’s where the fun is – B. Springsteen (I always liked the Manfred Mann version) In my never-ending quest to take Spring Blossom photos in new ways (at least for me), today I discovered the sun. Spring has been so long in coming and coupled…

My test, your pleasure

I wanted to test a recently acquired macro lens and, as it’s still a little yucky around, I decided to try it out at the Phipps Conservatory. A little jump start on spring. Nothing artsy, just flowers.