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Elle Fanning
Friday, January 10, 2014
Elle Fanning

It's almost film festival time again. Elle Fanning walking the red carpet at The 2013 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.


English Daisy
Saturday, September 7, 2013
English Daisy

A beautiful and unique looking daisy bursting with bracts, at the beach in San Simeon, California


Icing Rose
Saturday, June 3, 2006
Icing Rose

This is one of several small roses we got recently. The color of this one reminds me of a nice butter-cream frosting rose. And I would write more but I have to go get a snack now, it's making me hungry!


White Rose
Thursday, June 1, 2006
White Rose

Well I am sill not traveling far from home. This is from my neighbor's yard. He has some amazing roses. Perhaps after I finish one or two of current huge projects I can get a different perspective. :-D


Night Blooming Epiphyllum
Monday, May 29, 2006
Night Blooming Epiphyllum

Another one of our Orchid Cacti started it's show this evening. From what I read this is more what they are like in the wild. This beautiful blossom opened up as the sun was going down. The flower has a great fragrance and it is about twice the size of the flowers on our big day-blooming Epiphyllum. It is at least 6" from tip to tip of the outside petals, with the cup of petals in the middle being over 4".

Most of the wild Epiphyllum blossoms last only one night and fade by morning so I wanted to get a shot of this right away. This is the first time this guy is blooming since we got him, so I don't know exactly what to expect. But, If I can get him in full sunlight I will try to get a nice shot with some reference to the size.

So, blooms at night, Has a blossom the size of a salad plate that is white and fragrant that you could see even if you were flying around half blind. Can you tell what they are trying to attract?


Backlit Stars
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Backlit Stars

These beautiful little flowers are going wild around here right now. No wonder, it is one of the rainiest Marches EVER. They said on the news today that there has been record snow on the mountains in California, as much as 16 FEET!

As with so many of my nice nature shots, this one is credited to The Hound, during a nice hound walk.


 Miniature Rose
Friday, March 24, 2006
Miniature Rose

Look what followed us home from the grocery store!

When we went to the store today we found a cart with miniature roses on sale for $1.99. That was too much to pass up! This guy and two of his friends got to come home with us.

Of course, that started me thinking about taking pictures. So when we stopped at the second store, I was immediately drawn to the flower display to a really different orange flower. Stop by the site tomorrow to see that one. :-D


Backlit Lily
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Backlit Lily

Well there have been quite a few Calla Lilies on the photo of the day lately. But thats because they are going wild around here!

This one is a little different than my usual razor sharp feel, but I like the painting feel of it especially the leaves in the background.


Freesia Buzz
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Freesia Buzz

This image was one shot before yesterday's photo of the day.

It was a good walk with the hound. Maybe because it has finally warmed up a little during the day. (Personally I liked the snow! But I am not conscious early enough in the morning to go play in it before it melts :)


Calla Lily from the Shadows
Friday, December 9, 2005
Calla Lily from the Shadows

There are beautiful things all around. As with many of my photos, this one was as close as my back yard.


White and Yellow posies
Friday, November 25, 2005
White and Yellow posies

Not sure exactly the variety of flower. They line the streets in Monetery. My botany expert is already asleep since it is almost 4:00am. When I figure it out, I'll post it here.


Icelandic Poppy Closeup
Thursday, October 6, 2005
Icelandic Poppy Closeup

I've had some fun with this image, somehow it seemed like it just wanted to be an Easter card.


Carmel Lilies
Saturday, September 10, 2005
Carmel Lilies

Ahh September was a busy month, and I got a little behind. When that happens I like to come back and put things in these spaces for those of you who come looking. (Oh, and if you haven't found it yet, there is a link in the upper right corner to a calendar that displays thumbnails of the photos.)

This is a different view on the lilies in the photo of the day from April 22.

I usually carry a number of lenses with me, especially in a beautiful place like Carmel. And, I rarely take one shot from one angle. I have learned from taking photos with my best friend to explore as many angles as possible.

-Bill, Oct. 7


Monterey Rock Rose
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Monterey Rock Rose

This flower was from a morning Basset walk in Monterey. These bushes line many of the streets in the cannery district of Monterey where we were staying. There are several different varieties of them and I will have photos of the others in the coming days.

I just scanned a few more rolls of film from my recent trip to Monterey. It is a slow process. I am a bit fanatical about getting detail out of the slides. So I push my scanner to the limit and I only get about 40 scans on a DVD. But I think it is worth it. I catalog the images on my computer and when I am ready to make a print for a show I do not have to go find the slide and scan it again. (I am much more organized in cyberspace than real space) :-)

Incidentally, this is one of the main reasons I still don't use a digital camera for "real" photography. To get a camera that would come close to the resolution that I can get from film and a scanner would cost $8000. (that still would not compare to the bit depth, the number of colors. Which is what allows me to pull detail from the shadows) And really, I would rather have an $80 camera with me everywhere than an $8000 camera wrapped in bubble wrap at home.

The other reason I stick with film is I really like the film feel. I am planning on renting some of the new digitals in the near future just to keep up on what they can do and see if they are getting close. But I have not seen anything convincing so far. I also like to be able to encourage people to get into photography if they are interested. Most people think it takes a huge investment. But it is more an investment in time and love.