Honeybee on Common Milkweed

Honeybee on Milkweed

A honeybee harvests nectar from common milkweed in the evening sun. Note the small orange object attached to the front foot of the bee. That little packet contains milkweed pollen. Milkweed flowers are designed with a slit to trap the bee’s foot temporarily. If the flower has not been visited yet, the little orange pollen […]

Palm Trunk

Palm Tree Trunk, Sharp

As a miserly photographer, I very much appreciate the generosity of others. One particularly generous person I have learned to rely on is Gavin Seim and his http://seimeffects.com presets for Aperture and other platforms. SEIM generously offers samples of his presets. I particularly find his black and white presets to be very helpful. Nik software […]

McConnell's Mill in false color infrared

Blue Mill

McConnell’s Mill in 720nm Infrared. I am experimenting with desaturating the stone and wood. The color cast in these infrared shots can be difficult to deal with, especially when there’s not a deep contrast between different elements. The partly cloudy sky here flattened the light, casting everything blue. Well, blue after a channel swap. I […]

Star Trail Comets

Star Trail Comets

This star trail photograph is a stack of 58 images. Nikon D90 with a Tokina 11-16mm wide angle set on infinity focus, f/4. Exposure 30 seconds, one second in between. Stacked using StarStax software. I used the “Comet” setting to see what it would do. It is a pleasing effect as a novelty. I used an […]