Florida Flora

Florida is an eye-stunning kaleidoscope for flower lovers. Everywhere you turn there are beautiful flowers. I (along with my spouse) visited my photo-blog friend Pat and her husband in Naples, Florida last week. One photo outing we took was to the magnificent Naples Botanical Gardens. The photos below are mostly from there.
red sunburst
flower and bee
red leaf
alien
big and little
flower and water
red and white
water plant
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Exhibition

For those following my photoblog, I am very pleased to announce that three of my works will be included in an exhibition at the Pittmann-Pucket Gallery in the Affirmations building, just outside of Detroit. The exhibition features works by trans artists from Michigan and Ontario. The exhibition runs from March 26th through April 24th.

The three works I submitted are each in a different format. “Friends” is a 8 x 10 matted and framed photo in a quality 13 x 16 frame.

Friends

Friends

Abandoned is a 16 x 20 print on canvas, shot in downtown Jackson, Michigan.

Abandoned

Abandoned

The third image is a life size image of a lubber. It is a 16 x 24 photo printed on metal.

Lubber

Lubber

For those in the area, I hope you get a chance to get to the exhibition. All the work on display is for sale, with a portion of the sale price going to help the work of Affirmations.

Tree at Two

Night photography comes with a myriad of extra issues to add to the 101 things to remember at shutter release. Much higher ISO, narrow field of focus, and slow shutter speed are just a few of the issues that night photography brings to the night walker. We have had some rain/ice on top of our snow recently, so when I got up for some pain meds I saw this view outside. I took a few handheld shots (a tripod is better for night photography, but I didn’t want to make that much noise). Here’s one I like enough to share. Moral of the story? Keep your camera handy, even at night.

Tree and Streetlight

Tree and Streetlight

Winter Woes

My apologies to regular followers of my photoblog. The last couple months have been a perfect storm of events that have made my photo outings problematic, at best. I had transportation issues to resolve, holiday travels, out-of-country guests, some physical health problems, a lot of very dull gray days, and a VERY cold February (the average temperature was 14.5 degrees F below the normal February average). All that said, I did manage a few photos and hope to get back to regular postings very soon. Here are some winter images.

View through a skylight.

View through a skylight.


Skylight ice from below

Skylight ice from below


Winter Storm

Winter Storm


This was the view from my front porch to a pine. Yes, that’s a house across the street in the snowy background.
Pine and House

Pine and House


Crossroads and Shadow

Crossroads and Shadow


This weather is for the birds!

This weather is for the birds!

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