Still life with an old pedal

Just having some fun at my desk when I set down my reading glasses and happened to see focused through the lens a flower pedal I had saved.  I positioned the pedal on a cedar block, set my glasses where I liked the image, and took a few shots.  Angles, curves, and framing of the pedal and glasses were the basis for my selection of the shot I liked most.  You don’t have to go far to happen upon a photo opp.

April 28, 2017
Sunroom, Livonia, MI
Nikon D90

Looking up the north portal

Looking up the north portal

At Sweetest Heart of Mary Church in Detroit, I looked up the north portal and liked how the cloudy gray sky was defused but bright enough to suggest the heavenly light.  I applied the same technique I used in September with my photo “Conservatory with early morning sun (2)” wherein I added a light gradient tone from the top to emphasize the heavenly effect.

December 2, 2016          Detroit, MI          Nikon D90

Conservatory with early morning sun (2)

Conservatory with early morning sun (2)

I learned from Joel Geffen at the Belle Isle outing that it’s OK to let images, or parts of them, be over exposed if it expresses an emotion or helps tell a story.  I like how this image came out as it fades up into the light.  It gives me a sense of mystery on a lonely humid day.

September 18, 2016          Belle Isle, Detroit, MI          Nikon D90

At St. Louis Cemetery No.1 (1)


The above ground tombs in New Orleans are fascinating and rich in history and stories.  Newer tombs contrast with the older ones, like this one with chipped concrete, exposed bricks, lots of textures and small foliage growing from the cracks.  Though it was the middle of the afternoon on a warm sunny day, I took this picture while a cloud was in front of the sun and later added a little more dramatic mood on my computer.

March 26, 2016          New Orleans, LA          Nikon Coolpix 330