Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Studio work today

Nancy's Bead Mavens group is challenging other bead artist to create a spring themed pieces.
This cabochon created by "IKandiclay" will be one of the prizes for the winners.

I shot this under studio lighting conditions with a 100mm Tamron 1:1 Macro Lens

ISO 200 f/11 1/125th of a second

Friday, February 25, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Winter Water

Many of my photographs are made to provoke thought;
Study the image and what do you see? Glimpse the image and what do you feel?

ISO 800 f/7.1 1/25th of a second 26mm lens

Lost in a Sea

Old Apple Tree in a sea of other trees

ISO 200 f/14 1/200th shutter speed 40mm lens


There is a statement in this Tangle but it is a subjective one

ISO f5.6 1/40th of a second 55mm Lens


This morning while out with our Little Monster "Teddy" the snow receding around our fence post caught my attention and the result is "Burrow".

ISO 200 f/5.6 1/180th shutter speed 24mm Lens

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Favorite Photography Blogs

Just added a new blog to "My Favorite Photography Blogs" on my Blog an Excellent Photographer from Alaska. Check out the link and she what she has posted. If you like what you see follow her. I think she is incredibly talented; GREAT Shots

Saturday, February 19, 2011


ISO 200 55mm lens f/7.1 1/640th of a second (Sepia tone)


New Ice formed; I had been thinking about an ice shot for several days but didn't have allot of time to put it together. All winter we've had hanging ice when I finally made up my mind and set out to shoot the ice, it had all gone the warm weather we have been experiencing melted it all away. This afternoon after returning from the store I found we had "New Ice" hanging and took this shot. I think I'm going to shoot it again using a little different setup but this is the current result.

ISO 200 f/8 1/400th of 55mm Lens

Sunny Bear

Sunny taking a nap

ISO 3200 f/5 1/50 Shutter Speed 80mm Lens


Nancy has been working on a monthly beading project where she creates a 2X2 inch square every month. This is February and can be seen with January at in the special projects section.

ISO 200 f/13 1/60 35mm Lens

Snow Receding

This shot was taken about 1 AM: back lit by flood lights. Direct lit by a forward mounted flash unit.

ISO 3200 f/4.5 1/50th of a second 70mm lens

Monday, February 14, 2011

Lynn Berry

Nancy created this set (which is untitled at present) as a commission, and what a result! Nancy is very talented and I enjoy photographing her work. I almost always do the photography work just after the final stitch is added as I enjoy it very much.

ISO 64 f/8.0 1/3200th Studio Lighting


Today I didn't have to leave early for appointments, so I took some photograph in my studio for Nancy. I thought I would share a
glimpse of my studio, I photograph all of Nancy's Jewelry here. My space is ever evolving and is big enough to shoot most anything that I can get to the second floor. I like working in here and I have the benefit of being able to leave my sets in place only having to tear down when a different type of shot is need. It's allot of fun!! ;-))

Taken with iPhone 4 no exposure data

Sunday, February 13, 2011


ISO 64 f/7.1 Shutter Speed 1/80


ISO 64 f7.1 Shutter Speed 1/30

Professor Ted

Theodore E. Bear (Teddy Bear)
I like photographing dogs, sometimes with props; it can produce some very interesting
results. The key to any animal photograph is getting to their level; often I see pictures taken of animals where the photographer’s perspective is looking down at them.

Photographs where the subject is looking at you aways produce excellent results and allow the animal’s personality to shine through.

ISO 64 f/7.1 Shutter Speed 1/30th


Dryad is my wife most intricate pieces of jewelry and one of my favorites and is
one of the reasons I started taking photographs again.

This piece along with many others are on display at

Sony Digital Camera ISO 64 f/8 Shutter Speed 1/250

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Quiet Snow

Late night - mid winter snow

Heavy Snow no sounds just the breeze that is lightly driving the

Canon Digital Camera ISO 150 f/2.8 Shutter Speed 1/125


Windows in the trees;

Windows in the building


Sony Digital Camera ISO 64 f/7.1 Shutter Speed 1/60



Without a Portal what is behind the door ???

Sony Digital Camera ISO 64 f/7.1 Shutter Speed 1/60


This morning while walking the dogs I started to notice windows, and how many different things can be considered “windows” and how important they are in our lives. After taking care of the dogs, I retrieved my camera and shot several images.

This one I call “Portal.” It struck me that all windows are also portals; a location that overlooks or glimpses another.

The picture was shot with my Sony Digital Camera at ISO 64 f/7.1 shutter speed 1/100