Spring Awakening: The Chicago Botanic Garden – Orchid Show 2017

For weeks I had been anxiously waiting to visit the Chicago Botanic Garden’s  annual orchid show for the first time ever and finally was able to make it out to Glencoe, Illinois last weekend. I had made arrangements with my friend and fellow photographer enthusiast, Tamara, for a super early start to our day (I find […]

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Spring’s Color Fest: Gibbs Gardens| Ball Ground, Georgia

With the arrival of Spring almost here, I thought it would be a good time to post some of my photographs of spring blooms to remind us of what is waiting for us just around the corner. The first time I visited Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground, Georgia it was at the tale end of […]

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Photographing with the Tissue Paper Technique

I ran, not walked, in my excitement to try photographing with this technique…tying color tissue paper around your camera lens for a soften effect around and on the edges your subject. The technique works really well with flowers. Wouldn’t you say?  Here are 2 images I quickly photographed using the technique.  They have a few […]

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Veil of Color Technique

Experimenting photographing with the soft ‘veil of color technique’ which gives the photographic this beautiful painterly effect. The photograph isn’t too bad for my first attempt with the technique. It did need some more foilage in the background and right hand corner to fill the frame so that the flower would be the main focus […]

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