Photo a Day Series 359/365

In keeping with the last few days, I continue today with an extreme close up. For me, spring means tulips. I didn’t make it out to the fields of tulips in Woodburn, Oregon this year, so I focused on a single one in my yard. I spent a little time taking shots from...

Photo a Day Series 358/365

In contrast to the yellow ginkgo leaves I posted last autumn, here are some young sprouts of spring. The extreme close up of the fan-shaped leaves and the blurry background create a palette of many shades of green. The soft early morning light reveals a thin layer of...

Photo a Day Series 357/365

This morning I went out to capture the early spring leaves on the Black Tupelo tree in my backyard. In this photo, the leaves are a strong presence with a blurry background. I used a shallow depth of field to create that effect. The out of focus branches form a frame...

Photo a Day Series 355/365

The distorted reflections of the pilings created an abstract I couldn’t resist. Although, I like this a lot, I hesitated posting it. I wondered if it’s just too simple, too odd. But it’s exactly what I like about it – simple and odd. I like the way the distortions...

Photo a Day Series 354/365

watched the dragon boat team as they coordinated their movements and captured them as they raised their arms in unison. Their silhouettes are made even more intriguing by the textures and shades of gray surrounding them. I especially like the single streak of sunlight...