Mar 30, 2011
This week's photo is On the Verge that was taken at a local Boston rose garden. Starting today each photography print and canvas of this floral photograph is 20% off and on sale at Fine Art America throughout the week of 28 March 2011.
Mar 26, 2011
Mar 19, 2011
Common birds are Anhinga, Roseate Spoonbill, Egret, Heron, Ibis; birds of prey and shorebirds present at the refuge are Hawk and Osprey, Plover, Willet and Sandpiper. Seasonal Kingfishers, White Pelican, Dunlin and Stilt may be observed. The refuge is also a haven for many threatened and endangered species, such as the Florida Manatee, wood stork, and American Crocodile. Ensure to include side trips to the soft white sand of Bowman Beach for a stroll and hunt for beach shells or a swim in the Gulf of Mexico. Dinner and margaritas are best served at one of Captiva's outdoor restaurants at the end of the trip where we always like to wrap up and reflect on the day.
Mar 15, 2011
I first encountered blooming lilies that I captured in macro mode. I then moved on to the next area where ivory yellow tulip like flowers were in full bloom. The scent in this area was amazing and a delight for all of us. Here I also found a single Camellia flower blooming. I isolated the floral from the branches and focused around its center. I choose to underexpose this image slightly to bring out its beautiful colors. The soft focus gives it a dreamlike feeling.
My next stop was the tropical area where a huge screw pine in the middle of the room dominates. It immediately catches your eye when you walk in and I hadn't been able to come away with a decent image until this very last visit. That day I used my macro lens and focused on the leaf edges with their red sharp teeth. In "How am I Different" I located one tooth that stood out from the others in color and composed around it. In my second photograph of the screw pine I composed an abstract nature photograph around the lines of leaves.
Mar 14, 2011
Starting today each flower photography print and canvas of this Calla Lily photograph is now 20% off and on sale at Fine Art America throughout the week of 14 March 2011.
Mar 12, 2011
Idyllic Cape Cod and Cape Cod Solitude were accepted into the juried group exhibit "The Fine Art of Photography". The exhibition features many artists' work including my limited signed edition LightJet photography prints Idyllic Cape Cod, #2 of 50 and Cape Cod Solitude #4 of 50. The art exhibit is organized by the Plymouth Center for ...the Arts and runs from April 1, 2011 through April 31, 2011. The beautifully restored 1902 Russell Library gallery and 18th century Lindens building are just steps from Plymouth Rock and Plymouth’s waterfront on historic North Street. The Plymouth Center for the Arts is located at 11 North St., Plymouth Ma, 02360 and open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. ... hope you get to stop by.
Mar 8, 2011
Globe Thistle was created in August 2005. It was part of my project to capture the beauty of Wildlife Sanctuary Hall's Pond in Brookline through a whole year. I went to the sanctuary at least once a week to document the changes within each season. Hall's Pond is an amazing place that provides diverse flora and fauna in the middle of the city. On this summer morning I got up early to visit the pond; Great Blue Heron was in his usual spot, so was a Black Crowned Night Heron. A Cormorant was on the hunt for its breakfast and red winged blackbirds were singing along. I walked along the boardwalk enjoying the place all to myself and at my final stop in the formal garden I discovered the globe thistles in full bloom. My goal was to create a floral abstract where some of the flowers were in focus while the remaining ones fell out of focus. I zoomed in close on the flowers and set a large enough aperture to provide me with the desired depth of field. The overcast sky provided perfect lighting conditions that combined with a polarizing filter saturated colors and eliminated any distracting glare. The globe thistle photograph is one of my favorite photos from this project because of its abstract quality and freshness.http://juergen-roth.artistwebsites.com/featured/globe-thistle-juergen-roth.html