Tomato Flower

Tomato Flower

Getting ready for a trip with – I hope – plenty of photographic opportunities. Because I want to make sure everything is working right, I am calibrating my lenses. This one is using the Tokina 100mm macro lens – it was spot on! Sadly, other lenses were not, and one is so soft that I think I either need to get it refurbished by the manufacturer, or just sell it.

Princess

Princess

This is a composite photograph taken on the “Glamour” session a few weeks ago. About 60 images were taken, merged, and cropped to produce this picture. These are fun to do!

Portrait of a Lady

Portrait of a Lady

From a meetup photography shoot last night. We had two models, both very photogenic and wearing long dresses. The background was an office building in the Valley (in the Los Angeles area, for those who don’t know) that has tall columns and long windows – it worked out quite nicely!

Starboard

Starboard

This is a detail of an old Norwegian fishing boat dating from the 1800s. Fishermen would sail out in an open boat to earn their living and feed their families. No cabin, but oars, sails, scoops, and prayers to keep them safe.