I shot this gnarly tree during a tour of private gardens in May of 2010. An amazing thing about modern digital photography is the metadata saved with the image. Metadata is basic information about other data, and with the right application, you can read the metadata — Lightroom is just such an application. The metadata for this photograph tells me it was taken with my Nikon D90 on May 15, 2010 at 3:51:58 P.M. I used my 70 – 300 mm lens at a focal…Continue Reading “Gnarly …”
I think it is time I gave myself some photographic projects, and the first one is going to be trees. My camera and I are going to be looking for interesting trees to photograph, and I am looking back into my photo archives. The idea photographing trees is not original, but I think it will be fun. As for processing in my digital darkroom, am going to confine myself to using the beta version of Lightroom 4 and, as soon as a copy is available for…Continue Reading “A study in nature…”
Spanish Moss grows on most of the trees here in Florida. I’m not sure if is good for the trees, but I love the way it looks. Always makes me thing of the antebellum south and Gone With The Wind
Ok, it’s not arbor day, but I was out running and listening to a podcast on my iPhone when I passed an interesting tree. I loved the way the bark was pulled off to show makings on the trunk.
Yesterday we visited the Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson. The museum is an outdoor fairyland of desert flora and fauna. It is located in the heart of the Saguaro National Park, and I got my wish to take more photos of the desert landscape and Saguaro cacti.
Ever since my first visit to the Arizona desert years ago I have loved Saguaro Cacti. I only had my iPhone handy when I came across this small group of Saguaro in Tucson.
Another desert photo from my walk on New Years Day — this is a cactus commonly known as the Desert Spoon, or Sotol in Spanish (if my research is correct, the botanical name is Dasylirion wheeler ). They are all around the Sierra Vista area, and many grow in clumps of two.
Yesterday I took a walk on the edge of the desert, and the photo I posted yesterday was taken with my iPhone. I took today’s posted photo with my Nikon. I liked the image when I shot it, and when I downloaded it to my computer I was really happy. One of those photos that needs very little “processing.” And, as with yesterday’s photo, to me it evokes the desert winter.
In 2010 I committed to posting a photo every day — by year’s end I fell short of my goal, but I enjoyed the effort of trying to have a new photo for every day. I was less ambitious last year, and I posted far less often than I had hoped. For 2012, I am once again going to attempt to post every day — starting with today, January 1, with a bleak, black & white of the high desert in winter. Taken with the…Continue Reading “The first day…”