As a photographer, I’m often pulled away from what I’m doing by the light dancing off a pretty flower or the angle of the shadows in the garden. Such was the case the other day when I was washing dishes and the light hit the roses I’d cut and placed by my sink. I left the dishes and moved the roses to a different window, set up my tripod, and proceeded to do a study in petals sidelit and backlit by the afternoon sun. Here are some of my results.

If you like what you see, my photography can be found at Fine Art America.

Beautiful Blooms on a Dismal Day

It’s a typical overcast winter day in Oregon – the perfect time to dig into the summer floral photos. When I was searching for a photo for a challenge, I discovered these photos I took a few years ago. I was driving the back roads and came around a bend to find a brilliant field of golden California poppies. Today I uploaded then onto a few products on Zazzle. These items are customizable, which is part of Zazzle’s claim to fame. There’s a button below the “edit design” button that says “personalize this product.” Clicking on this will bring up the text, which right now on this item is “Iced Coffee.” You would delete what I have written and write your name, your business name, or whatever you want. (Are you more of an iced tea person?) This should apply to both sides. Check it out and let me know what you think!

Floral Notebooks

Are you a writer looking for a beautiful notebook to write in? Do you need a gift? I’ve just uploaded some of my photos onto notebooks. Take a look!