This blog features a compilation of 13 of my personal favorite Abstract Flower Photo Art in a picture photography collage. The inspiring selection is showing abstract forms and flowers that make for beautiful home, restaurant, house, hotel, health care center, doctor office or practice Wall Art Decoration. Pictures were taken in my home studio and in local Boston gardens and parks where I applied limited Depth of Field settings and benefited from my practical Flower Photography Tips.
Jul 29, 2012
In this photo blog post I compiled 14 of my personal favorite Orchid Photography Artwork in a picture collage. The selection varies from abstract and macro photography to full bloom orchid portrait pictures that make for beautiful home, restaurant, house, hotel, doctor office or practice Wall Art Decoration. Pictures were taken in my home studio where I benefited from my Flower Photography Tips.
Jul 16, 2012
Fine Art seascape, landscape, cityscape, flower and macro photography collection and offer it throughout that week at a discounted rate. This week's photo of the week on sale is Moonrise in Acadia National Park displaying Maine seascape photography at its best.
Starting today through the week of 16 July 2012 this pink bleeding heart flower photography image from my Maine Acadia National Park Photography Gallery, available as art print, acrylic, or on canvas, is on sale.
Jul 15, 2012
Exploring a local wildlife sanctuary can be very rewarding and beneficial for our photography. Usually one can find birds and other wildlife that are willing photographic objects, beautiful flowers, or insects of all sorts. My last local photo tour brought me back to the Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary in Worcester, MA. The sanctuary is located near Worcester, MA and is a short 55 minutes drive west of Boston. It has lots of trails to explore, a beaver pond, and a butterfly garden at the main building and entrance. I stayed put at the garden and had to pick a lens for my photography. That day the macro lens for insects won over the long lens for hummingbird photography and I followed my quest for flower and insect macro photography. Inpatient for some reason, I dismissed my usual playbook and handheld the camera most of the time. Increasing the ISO setting from 100 to 200 upped the shutter speed significant thereby raising the odds for a sharp, high quality pictures. There were mostly bees going about their business and a couple of butterflies stopped briefly to tease me; in fact not staying long enough to capture any photo of them … frustrating indeed. A skipper moth on the other hand was more photogenic and posed a few times for me and my camera on a purple coneflower. A good photo opportunity always arises when a butterfly or skipper moth inserts its proboscis, coiled tube through which nectar and fluids are imbibed, into the flower and sucks the floral nectar. This is the decisive moment when we focus on the head and eye of the insect and fire away. Taking about 45 pictures that day resulted in 3 or 4 useable and sellable photographs. Two of them were added to this nature photography blog post. The aperture for the first picture above was set to f/8 resulting in an exposure time of 1/125 seconds. The second photograph was taken at f/8 and 1/100 seconds. Removing dust spots, minimally adjusting contrast, lighting and color saturation before sharpening during post processing in the digital lab was a piece of cake.
Jul 6, 2012
Serene Cape Cod and Cape Cod Solitude were accepted into the juried exhibit "The Big Picture Photography Exhibit". The exhibition features many artists' work from around the country including my limited signed edition LightJet photography prints Serene Cape Cod and Cape Cod Solitude. The art exhibit is sponsored by the Photography Center of Cape Cod and hung at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. The Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Rte 28 (Falmouth Rd.), Cotuit, MA, 02635 and the gallery is open Tuesday through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The photo exhibition runs from July 28, 2012 through September 02, 2012; opening reception July 28, 2012, 5-7 p.m. ... hope you get to stop by.
Jul 3, 2012
Spiral Rose and Sudbury River from my online Fine Art Photography galleries were accepted into the summer exhibit at the Plymouth Center for the Arts. The beautiful exhibition features many artists' work of all media. The art exhibit is organized by the Plymouth Center for the Arts and runs from June through September 2012. 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 a chance to stop by.
Jul 2, 2012
My wife and I visited the Alex Katz Prints exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. The MFA and curators arranged a remarkable show where visitors are immediately captivated by the bold colors, evocative landscapes and images of his wife Ada. The love to his wife and family is eminent in his prints. One of the many exhibition highlights are the 37 cut-out paintings of friends, family, and colleagues portrait heads. The portraits inspire the portrait photographer in us and provides new views and compositions to be incorporated within our photography. If you are in the Boston area, rush to see this exhibit which ends 29 July 2012.
From the MFA website: Enter the world of glowing light and vibrant color of “Alex Katz Prints.” Bold portraits, idyllic landscapes, scenes of sophisticated leisure—they’re all here in the works of the renowned contemporary artist. With arresting simplicity of line, color, and form, Katz distills his subjects down to their essence, with a powerful graphic punch. Alex Katz (b. 1927), known for his bold, hard-edged figurative paintings and prints, is one of the most celebrated artists of his generation. The MFA’s exhibition "Alex Katz Prints," based on an exhibition organized by the Albertina Graphic Collection, Vienna, surveys his career from the sixties to the present with 125 works: prints, unique and editioned cutouts on aluminum, and illustrated books. Katz depicts family members, art-world friends, and Maine landscapes with a cool detachment and a seductive elegance, while walking a tightrope between traditional figuration and pure abstraction. His portraits are among the most recognizable images in contemporary art. The artist’s model and muse for half a century has been his wife, Ada. Images of her in various guises will be on view along with portraits of prominent figures from New York’s art, dance, and poetry worlds. A focal point of the exhibition will be the unique series of painted life-size cutout heads on aluminum, Rush, a 2011 gift from the artist to the MFA. This will be an inaugural showing at the Museum of this exciting piece, which will be installed frieze-like in its own space. Comprising 37 silhouetted painted portrait heads, the series depicts members of the New York cultural scene of the 1960s and ’70s. The exhibition celebrates the promised gift from the artist to the MFA of an archive of his editioned prints.
Jul 1, 2012
The other week I went out to photograph the Boston Skyline from Memorial Drive in Cambridge. I had a view in mind that was straight on and landmarks such as the John Hancock building and Prudential building are rather isolated from the rest of the skyline buildings and do not overlap with each other. The aperture in this pic was f/5.6 providing a 8 second exposure time at ISO100. In the second image I used the boats of the Charles River Yacht Club and their reflections as a suitable foreground feature and to add interest to the photograph. The aperture of the second photograph was f/5.6 providing a 30 second exposure time at ISO100. Over the years I mastered twilight photography and compiled my most valuable photo tips in this related photography blog post where I provide you with Skyline Photography Tips ... hope you enjoy them and find them useful.