Lily Photos

New Lily
Saturday, March 11, 2006
New Lily

When I posted a shot of a lily next to this one I said that I missed the snow this time of year. Well, I don't have to miss it any more! We had a nice dusting of snow on the Mountain here down to about 1000 feet. Didn't last long but there is supposedly more on the way!


Lucifer Canna
Monday, October 10, 2005
Lucifer Canna

My mom gave me this Canna many years ago and it is blooming again. It was never very happy in a pot until we got two very tall (2.5 feet) skinny (12") pots. It seems to love to put its roots down, way down.

It is called a Canna "Lily" but it is more closely related to Ginger and Banana plants.


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 Pine Lily
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Monterey Pine Lily

I used to live at an apartment that was surrounded by beautiful pine trees. These lilies grew under one of the trees that I walked by often. I took quite a few photos of them but I think this one reminds me the most of the feeling of standing under the tree in the late morning with the sun filtering through the branches.


Moonlit Lily
Sunday, August 14, 2005
Moonlit Lily

Saturday was a really good show. I pulled out a few new Hummingbird images for this weekend and they were very popular.

This was another image that caught a few eyes. It was one of the first images I enlarged years ago when I was just starting to think about showing my photographs.


Backlit Agapanthus
Thursday, June 30, 2005
Backlit Agapanthus

Last week, when I was loading my Jeep for a show, I was fortunate enough to catch the sun at a great angle on our little front yard area. On a Saturday my Hound Dog and I would have still been quite unconscious at this time.

This is a variety of Lily native to South Africa. It grows like wild around here, and it's beautiful when they really get going.


Lily Bud
Wednesday, June 8, 2005
Lily Bud

This is another one of my "grow your own photo" series. This was actually in my living room. I grew the lilies from bulbs I got while on vacation.


Pink Tiger
Saturday, May 28, 2005
Pink Tiger

I have been very happy to find that people really like pictures of flowers! 'Cause I really love to shoot them! Not any surprise I guess but seeing as how I live in a bit of a tourist area I thought the local attractions (the Harbor, The Mission, The Beach) would be of more interest. The intriguing thing is that the locals are the ones who are more interested in the local attractions!


Walking in Carmel
Friday, April 22, 2005
Walking in Carmel

I thought about taking a photo like this before I found the specific subject. My fish-eye lens is an interesting tool, but you have to think a little more about the composition when using it. Since it is so wide compared to a "normal" lens or your normal point of view, it makes everything look further away.

My idea was to put flowers in the foreground with a larger subject behind them. Since the lens can make a larger subject less interesting by including too much. You have nothing to focus on then. The lens was less than an inch from the flower at the bottom of the photo.


Lily Curves
Tuesday, April 5, 2005
Lily Curves

Another of the beautiful things as close as the back yard. This was right after the sprinklers went off, on a foggy morning. The dim light made the background dark and everything a little softer. But this shot was one of only a few taken as the fog parted a little which made the drops a little brighter and sharper. To see the difference in the light you can see another shot here, taken only minutes earlier.


Abstract Lily
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Abstract Lily

Well this was one of the few days I missed posting. So I'm trying to go back and put something nice in these little holes. This photo was taken at the same time as this image.


Lily Drops
Tuesday, March 8, 2005
Lily Drops

So, I was sitting at my computer (as I am told I do too often) when my best friend said "Hey grab your camera and come look at this!." Seems that the sprinkler had reached the new Calla Lilies that just came up in the back yard. About a half hour later and a couple rolls of film I was back at my computer, but much happier!


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.