Fuzzy Flower Photos


When I was first starting to tinker with my Canon AE-1 I did not have much money to purchase expensive lenses. So I took to scouring this new thing online called "eBay." At the time I could look through the entire photography section in about a half an hour. I got some strange lenses and toys from eBay, one of my favorites was a cheap filter that caused an interesting softness in my photos. The softness was unintentional, it was a side effect of the particular combination of filters I put together. In fact, it would be a bad thing for some subjects. But not for flowers! That combination of filters came to be known as my "Fuzzy flower filter" and even though I have much better lenses now, I still would not trade my beat up old filters for anything.


Shady Daisy
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Shady Daisy

This is one of my favorite daisy photos. The angle of the light really brings out the texture of the flower.


Wild Daisy
Saturday, February 12, 2005
Wild Daisy

One of the things I shoot a lot are these soft close-ups of flowers. In fact that was the subject of my first Photography show. But, of all of my flowers, this is one of my favorites. I like the fact that the flower is less perfect and symmetrical. It makes the petals and other parts of the flower stand out more. It is a little unexpected.


Canna Close-up
Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Canna Close-up

One of my favorite subjects, flower closeups. This was actually the theme of my first show at the Santa Barbara Public Library in August '04

This one is a special favorite because the plant was a gift from my mom over six years ago, and it is still going strong.