I was looking over my images from 2009 and decide to pick my ten favorite images.
They are in no order as far as which ones I like best.
#1) I’ve seen this type of shoot done before and went out one dewy morning with this image in mind. I was lucky to find an interesting combination of grass and dew. Placed the oxeyed dasiy in the background.
#2) We didn’t have a lot of frosty mornings this year, but I did catch one morning of frost and got this nice comp.
#3) I found this stump that had this interesting pattern and a hole that I liked, but I thought it needed a little color so I added these tiny flowers which I believe are called Morning Stars. They are only about three quarters of an inch and the area you see is maybe five by seven inches.
#4) This flower is from a May Apple plant. The top is like a big leafy umbrella and a single flower grows under the umbrella. I like the way this looks with a soft focus.
#5) Shot this bee on golden rod with the new Tamron 60mm macro lens, very nice fast shooting wide aperture lens.
#6) Shot this while co-teaching a workshop with Jack Graham in the Eastern Sierras. It’s a trunk of a Briste Cone Pine tree.
#7) This shot was inspired by my photographer friend Jack Graham. I had seen this comp done by Jack and liked it enough to shot my own.
#8) This was from a dewy morning when the fall color was pretty much gone, so I brought these flowers out with me with this comp in mind. I like the contrast of the color against the muted leaves. The dew adds a nice touch on the leaves.
#9) The color and condition of the Sumac bushes this year was awesome. I’ve shots these many time with a lot of focus, but this year I decided I wanted a more soft abstract feel. The early morning sun was the bright backlighting.
#10) Here’s a cute beetle in some grass.
I was pretty happy with many of images I shot last year so had a tough time picking ten, Hope you liked them.