Some Summer Stuff.
I have a beautiful Oriental Stargazer Lily blooming right now and I can’t get enough. Breaking out my handmade macro lens and waited until it rained a little bit. These blooms are the size of my hand, about 8″ across and they smell amazing. One of my favorite lilies in the yard. Again, the…
Exploring New Equipment.
I found a set of macro extensions on eBay for really cheap and they convert my regular lens into a macro lens with 3 different ratios, 1:1, 1:2, and 1:3. Essentially, all the macro extensions do is extend the image nodal point further from the image plane and increasing magnification with each tube. I bought…
Triad Orchid Society Annual Orchid Show 2014
I had the opportunity to attend this year’s orchid show at the end of February this year. It was held at the Greensboro Gardens Council building at the Natural Science Center in Greensboro, NC. I have made a few friends in the society so I was able to get the inside scoop on the whole…
(click on image for larger view) For my final semester in school for Photography, I have to submit 5 of the best images from the past 2 years that I’ve been in school. This task is definitely harder than I had realized and I spent an enormous amount of time, energy, and analysis throughout my…
Mid-Century Moment: 1955 Chevy Bel Air
I have never taken pictures of cars before because I was intimidated by the elaborate setups and traditional ways to photograph cars. You have to control shadow detail, highlight tonality, reflections, and color cast. This is a 1:24 scale model of a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air. My partner inherited a huge collection of cars from…
Focus Stacking: Hemerocallis fulva ‘Flore Pleno’
I am having success overall with my focus stacking I believe and I photographed one of my orange lilies that are blooming right now. This is a stack of 6 images that were shot at 1:3 at f/45 and merged in Photoshop. I cut out just the flower in the image and then put it…
I had to scan some negative slides for a client yesterday and I thought they were really interesting. I like the one that contains the brain slices and these slides are dealing with hemorrhages and different brain-related subjects. I thought they were cool and kind of abstractly related to art and composition, color, etc.
I really like rocks and different minerals so this exhibit at the Museum of Natural Science in Raleigh, NC is perfect for me. The top is: Pyrite “Sun” from Sparta, Illinois. The bottom is: Grossular Garnet from Coahuila, Mexico. I really love the colors and featured growth patterns. It is fascinating how these crystals and…
HDR: Old Flash Bulb
This is a series of 7 images bracketed in camera and then blended in PS CS6. I have really been obsessed with light bulbs and different kinds of filaments and so forth.
Focus Stacking: Dreamcatcher.
This is a trinket that I have had for a long time and I have always wanted to take pictures of it. This is done with a focus stacking technique using and 150mm macro lens, 32 images and blending in PS CS6.