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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“Unofficial” Starve Rock Photography Club: February 26, 2017

Yet another beautiful February day in the Midwest for our monthly photo club meet at Starve Rock State Park. Boy!…am I sore today, but as always, a fun time (even with the little spill I took in the mud on our way to St. Louis Canyon.) This month we hiked to the Aurora Canyon first […]

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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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The Flooded Forest: Reelfoot Lake State Park, Tiptonville, Tennessee

One of the iconic symbols at Reelfoot Lake in northwest Tennessee is its cypress trees. The 15,000 acre lake was created by a series of violent earthquakes in 1811-1812 that caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards for a short period of time, creating Reelfoot Lake. Tall and majestic, the cypress trees where there before the […]

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