Yes, even old street photographers get smiles from pretty, young ladies.
I saw the sunlight falling through the trees and falling on the golden leaves. I thought about waiting until the people moved on, but then felt it would add to the photo. What do you think? Should I have waited until they had moved on?
The Pacific Northwest offers unlimited options for landscape photographers. From wheat fields and rustic settings to mountain landscapes and rain forests, in the state of Washington, you can find just about any setting which rings your chimes. As a working man, I sometimes envy retirees with a camera and travel trailer. I dream about stopping at a location, setting up camp and enjoying a night around the campfire. Then when morning comes, I’d be off looking for scenes to photograph. The next day it would just be a matter of loading everything up and heading off to a new location. Heck, I could spend years just taking pictures in this state alone and never run out of options. Here is a photo of Palouse Falls in south central Washington.
I always approach the autumn with a feeling of ambivalence. The colors are great for photography and the air is cool. And yet, I know that winter is around the corner with the cold, blowing snow. That’s fine if you work indoors. I don’t. All winter long I look for the first signs of spring and warm balmy weather. My wife looks for the first robin. When she sees one, she knows spring is here.
This one was so cute, I couldn’t resist taking a photo with my iPhone. She seems so happy to be out shopping with her mom, and you just have to love that hat.
Hiking through the woods the other day, I came across this tree. It reminded me of the old saying, “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree”. Our childhood upbringing has a lot to do with the kind of adults we become.
It seems our city is getting more and more wall murals painted on the buildings these days. I sure like it a lot better than the graffiti splattered on bridges and railroad cars. It takes talent to create something like this. Graffiti only requires a can of spray paint. Of course, I know some taggers who would disagree.
This is one river which has so many different types of scenery along its route and offers many opportunities for a variety of photos. I’m not someone who is into a great deal of walking. That’s why when I want to take some photos in as short a period of time as possible, I photograph different areas of the river close to my house.
I’ve made several trips across the state line to Falls Park in Idaho and I always seem to see things I didn’t see the last time. I guess that is part of what they mean by developing your “photographer’s eye”.
This photo was taken the day before Easter. Someone had placed Easter lilies in the hands of the statue. I was struck by the coincidence of the reflections in the glass mirroring the seeming reflective mood of the statue. Perhaps it is a reflection of the meaning of Easter.