Sunday morning I packed my camera with a 150mm macro lens in my backpack and went out for a bicycle ride. I knew where some wildflowers would be with maybe some butterflies and bees and I needed some exercise so I biked to them. I was expecting a lot of yellow flowers, but when I… Read More Close Ups of a Purple Flower
I have had my eye on a certain macro-lens for a while. I occasionally like to shoot close-ups and have been using extension tubes, but extension tubes are kind of a pain to use. They reduce image quality and available light and you often need to fiddle around with exactly which tube length you need.… Read More The Butterfly and the Dragonfly
Just a bumble bee in a big yellow wildflower taken not far from my house. Taken just before sunset with the last of the golden hour light. I don’t know what to call these, but they are growing everywhere right now. I’m glad something is enjoying these >100F days we are having.
I tried to spend some time in Yellowstone and Grand Teton taking some landscape photos, though it wasn’t my main objective on the trip. I was mainly having fun with my daughter looking at animals. Had I been there alone, I probably would have found a few places to come back to at specific times… Read More Yellowstone and Grand Teton Landscapes
Thursday evening it was hot and humid and I needed a hike. So, I went to one of my favorite places again. I got to the parking lot and as usual it was empty, so it would just be me and a few million bugs in the refuge. As soon as I got out of… Read More Golden Hour Hike
I decided to go out to Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge in the Doeskin Ranch area on a nice evening to hike and check out the wildflowers. I figured that the trails in the high meadows would be very nice just before sunset. As usual there were few people there – only two other cars… Read More Wildflower Hike at Balcones Canyonlands
This spring in central Texas we have had a wildflower season that keeps giving. Everyday I drive home from work and see things that I want to shoot. Not far from my home in Leander, there is a large patch of wildflowers that keeps getting better. I went over to this spot Tuesday evening to… Read More Flowers and Wire