Behind the lens: A perfectly plain background is the right setting for this elegant orchid. The contrasting foreground-background colors give this image energy.
In searching for the most compelling landscape photographs, often I try to find unique locations that have a broad view or perspective and combine that composition with dramatic light. If I’m successful, then the resulting image conveys a sense of awe. In a 2012 study published in Psychological Science, Melanie Rudd, et. al., concluded that… Read More
Kevin is shooting in the Eagle’s Nest Wilderness, near Silverthorne, Colorado. Yesterday he had an enjoyable experience with Mountain Goats! After hiking up into the backcountry to Upper Willow Lake, he heard a strange whining sound. Suddenly a small herd of Mountain Goats came running towards him, up to just about three feet away. He… Read More
Butterflies are the only good bugs for healthcare art. Most other bugs don’t work. Buy why? According to Ulrich and Gilpin the same prohibition can be applied to snakes, spiders and big mammals looking right at you. Basically they are saying: Avoid all creepy subjects. There are two theories to explain this: Evolutionary Theory says that humans… Read More
Behind the Lens: The gentle swell of the land is revealed by the curve in the low stone fence. Backlighting from the morning sun gives it a feeling of hope as seen above in Rock Wall Salt Marsh Panorama_3642.