05-30-13 Both Sides Now

So have you ever pondered the backside of a pink tulip? You have now. The title, as my friends from the ’70s may recognize, is borrowed from Joni Mitchell’s song by the same title, though in her case, she’s talking about clouds. And, yes, those are real rain drops on the tulips, which are bent…

05-20-13 Bird’s Eye View

I am hung up on flowers, obviously. And I am also once again compelled to comment on the power of the photographer’s point of view. The conventional view of flower is from the side and from a short distance. The tulip becomes something quite different when you view it from the top at close range….

09-05-12 Full Bloom

As the flowers fade, the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, mundane shots of a simple flower in summer bloom start to look better and better. I took this photo in late June and the image file was gathering dust amongst the 12,000 photos in my 2012 Aperture library. Canon 5DIII 1/400s f/2.8…