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McKee Gardens Landscape

McKee Botanical Gardens is known for it beautiful displays of water lilies. But it has other charms as well including this wonderful little bridge. A fine landscape image given the right light and a great reflection in the water. You … Continue reading

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Welcome back

OK, welcome back is not for you – but for ME. I have been away for a while so I thought I would begin writing again. The image above is a”big splash”. Taken somewhere I can’t remember but with a … Continue reading

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Nice lighting can make anything look good

This is an example of combining soft front lighting on the flower to bring out the detail. And, some lighting on the background to produce separation between it and the subject. Here is a nice article on flower lighting techniques … Continue reading

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Butterfly Painting

Corel Painter and photos are made for each other. On a recent photo safari, I took this little darling with the Olympus 60mm macro and my Olympus EM5-II. Then using the natural painting program from Corel, I created a painterly … Continue reading

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Duck, Duck, Goose

No, this is not a goose but rather a blue billed duck. It probably is the female of Oxyura australis. But maybe not. I could not see the tail feathers, which on the real deal are sort of spiky. This … Continue reading

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Down the Stretch

Over the years, I have taken many photos at the Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, NY. It is one of the most beautiful and family friendly race tracks in the US. Opened officially in 1863, it is the oldest race … Continue reading

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A Little Snow Won’t Hurt

Last week my eldest daughter was “stranded” here in Florida for several days due to a big snow storm up north. While I have not personally witnessed a lot of snow in the past 13 years, I do remember – … Continue reading

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Artist and Muse

Does the artist on the left look like the artwork she is copying? Is the artist wearing a talis?  Where is the world is this pair? Well, to answer these questions: the girl on the left is a student in … Continue reading

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Morikami Falls

Here is a photo of a water feature near the main building at the Morikami. According to the official Morikami map, “this dramatic waterfall combines massive boulders and flowing water in a composition of dynamic tensions.” Morikami Falls was funded … Continue reading

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Kotoji Lantern

This stone lantern is a symbol of Japanese creative symmetry in stone. It is named Kotoji meaning “harp tuner” since the two legs on which the body of the lantern stands resemble the tuning forks (or moveable bridges) of the … Continue reading

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