Weekly Photo Challenge – Ambience

I’m often trying to capture a certain ambiance in my photographs. The kind that instead of taking you outside of yourself, puts you firmly back inside of yourself where the emotions swim about in abundance and with abject freedom. It works to varying degrees depending on how emotionally connected with yourself and the world you…

WPC – Relax #2

In the interest of keeping to the theme of this week’s challenge, here’s another not very relaxed but most beautiful of bugs caught between wing-beats. Incidentally I have been chasing the huge yellow and blue Tigertail butterflies all year in the hope of getting a good shot. They dance around in the air in very…

WPC – Relax

There is nothing relaxing about taking a picture of a bee alighting on a flower only to relax for the briefest of moments, if bees are able to relax at all. The relaxation of producing this kind of image only comes afterward when one can exhale and unfreeze all muscles, and then only once the…

WPC – Magic: Heron Over the Potomac Falls

And now for something completely different: the magic of being at the right place, at the right time. A wily old Heron in mid-flight over the Potomac falls where Maryland waves hello to Virginia just on the other side, and Virginia responds by taking a selfie with one of those long stick thingies. The magic…