Category Archives: U.S.A.

Copying the Greats

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Rosemary’s House 2018 I gave myself a book of Irving Penn’s photographs for Christmas. As luck would have it, Mr. Penn had photographed an Amaryllis and since I still had my Amaryllis, I decided to take note. Mr. Penn, I … Continue reading

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Portrait of an Amaryllis

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At Rosemary’s house…2017 A friend gave me an Amaryllis plant for Christmas. I don’t have a green thumb so I made my husband plant the bulb. I did keep it watered, though. And it grew into this gorgeous creature. It … Continue reading

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Bull Riding

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CALIFORNIA, U.S.A. Now cowboys wear protective helmets. And they need them! In days past, their only protection was a Stetson.

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African Crowned Cranes

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San Diego, California 2017 I desaturated this photo of African Crowned Cranes because I shot it in harsh noon sun. The good thing about noon sun is it intensifies color but the contrast is so great that it negates the … Continue reading

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Eliminating Backgrounds

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San Diego Wild Animal Park 2017 First you need to have a sharp shot and it isn’t that easy. Right after the bird takes flight is your best chance and here the crane’s foot is just barely touching the ground. … Continue reading

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Portrait of Two Giraffes

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U.S.A. 2017 San Diego Wild Animal Park I am pleased if I can get a shot of two or more somethings in a pleasing pose. I was lucky on this day when the shorter giraffe began to rub its head … Continue reading

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Portrait of an African Bull Elephant

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San Diego, CA: Wild Animal Park 2017 The elephants were happy in their enclosure. Anyone could see that. They weren’t rocking back and forth as elephants do when they feel captive. They were beautiful.

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Koi

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U.S.A ┬áSan Diego, CA 2017 I spent nearly a half hour shooting the koi as they swam about their pool at the Japanese Garden in Balboa Park. Their colors and the way their shimmering bodies formed different designs made it … Continue reading

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Perfect Light

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U.S.A. San Diego, CA 2107 We visited the San Diego Wild Animal Park for my birthday celebration. We took a ‘safari’ through the park’s 1,800 acres. It was a lot like an African Safari except animals weren’t hunting each other. … Continue reading

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Zoo Adventure

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San Diego, CA 2017 I took a few minutes in the aviary to practice with my new tele-extenders.┬áDon’t know the name of these birds but I love their pose. The angle of their body corresponds with the tree trunk in … Continue reading

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