I was aiming for a minimalistic composition with this shot of a tropical plant. Difficult to nail focus handheld especially with a breeze blowing. This was my best attempt.
Portrait of a dead flower. I wanted to see what I could do with this unlikely subject.
I often photograph tree bark. In this case, I loved the flow of the shapes and the luscious colour contrasts.
I absolutely love backlighting. The light on these thistles stopped me dead in my tracks and I took several shots. This is my favourite from the series
Another backlit shot, but in this case focusing on a single thistle. I needed several shots to capture one with the bee in decent focus.
A backlit sprout contrasted with gnarled bark in the background. I enjoy the flow and character of the background as much as the light on the sprout.
I was working with the colour contrast and the triangular shape of the brown foliage. Essentially a frame within a frame.
Beautiful diffused light and rich colour contrasts drew me to this shot. I included the surrounding buds for extra interest. The presence of the fly was pure luck.
Many of the cut logs had evidence of the insect infestation that had afflicted the living tree. This insect damage yields interesting abstract patterns.
Horizontal lines with a contrasting point of interest. Placing the man so close to the upper edge is an artistic choice as well as one of necessity. It's an uncomfortable position that contrasts with an otherwise static composition.
An odd looking plant with the wall of a building in the background. I wanted to isolate the plant in the frame. The slight texture of the background also adds to the shot.
I often see faces in things, and this is a typical example. It's the wooden side of a building that was beautifully weathered.
Found at the side of a road, these flowers were beautifully backlit. I've balanced them in the frame with a similar yellow in the background.
Always look behind you. In this case I saw the spot lighting on the tree trunk as I was walking out of the forest.
Golden evening light shining through the forest has a mystical quality. I've sought to enhance that quality in this photo.
I needed my wide angle lens to capture the drama of the light on this tree. At other times of day, the leaves would be lit and the branches would be in shadow.