Blog Post 6.4.13 (A Painting at Home)

I love getting photos from collectors of my paintings, so I can see how my work is adorning their home.  This photo I just LOVE!!

Nature Reborn- at home

Nature Reborn- at home

He had an older painting of mine in there first, but when he got some flowers to decorate the space, he felt my “Nature Reborn” painting would work well with the flowers!  I also love the artistic shot he took!  (You can see my painting in the background)

Nature Reborn

Nature Reborn

Photo Post 8.30.11 (Cactus Blossoms)

I was out in the Texas Hill Country last week at an Art Workshop.  I came across this cactus with these beautiful blossoms!  They just jumped out!  I took this with my phone camera.  I decided not to take my Canon, because I wanted to concentrate on painting, and not photographing!  (But I could not help myself with this one!).

Cactus Blossoms

Cactus Blossoms

Daily Photo 4.23.11 (Water Lily)

I took this photo at the Zilker Botanical Gardens of the water lilies right at the entrance.  They are just beautiful right now!  It was pretty bright (middle of the afternoon), so I tried different photo apps on my Evo.  I think this was my favorite, it was with Vignette for Android.  Right now I do not remember what setting it was in, I wish I did, but I guess that makes it one of a kind! 🙂

Water Lilies

Water Lilies

Daily Photo 2.14.11 (Valentine’s Rose)

My goal today was to take a photo of something romantic, something “Valentine’s Day” like.  Of course this red rose is perfect.  I took a couple of shots, some outside in the light and some indoors in a room that was getting dark.  This turned out to be my favorite.  It’s the indoor version, much more dramatic than the well lit one!

 

Dark Red Rose

Dark Red Rose

 

 

Daily Photo 10.13.10 (The spider said: “Stop & smell the flower”)

I could not resist! Perfect opportunity, but very challenging.  Here’s 2 versions.  I was trying to get the web, but when I did a longer exposure and used a flashlight to light the web, it came out good but the spider was out of focus.  The breeze was moving the spider too much.  I still like these though.

 

Flower & Spider 1

Flower & Spider 1

Flower & Spider 2

Flower & Spider 2

 

 

Daily Photo 9.30.10 (Night Blooming Cereus-Again!)

Got another bloom! This time I had fun playing with my tripod (my Manfrotto 055XPROB w/a Giottos MH 5001 head). I had my camera balancing over the balcony edge to get the bloom.  Fun!  I love my tripod!  I will post a photo of me and my tripod in a bit on my Facebook Page if you are interested.  That is not a great shot (night shot done with a cell phone camera- non-iphone! 🙂 )

Night Blooming Cereus

Night Blooming Cereus