Actually just an hour or two, but I was thinking of the Marx Brothers earlier. There is no tie in to the images from here….I just like the Marx Brothers. Especially when Chico played the piano. 🙂
Today started with a dismal few hours. Disappointing light, a slight mist and very high humidity. The swamp was not a good place photographically although I did see a great Egret for the first time in ages. So it was off to the Lotus Pond.
We had a short but hard rain last night and the flowers had taken a beating. I only found one to my liking and even that is a pretty common shot.But the pond does have a lot to offer. And I cannot pass up a bullfrog, can I?Aside from the beauty of this individual, I really was drawn to the surface tension in his/her puddle.
I’ve often seen and photographed the water drops that collect on the pads. These do not quite have the quicksilver look to them which I prefer, but there is a nice pattern of drops through the image. I’d rather the shadows around the drops were not so strong, but that is what it was.I was just reading Tony Sweet‘s blog post about being true to your own vision and not simply copying others. It is something we should all keep in mind. I am not sure who I am channeling through my photographs, but there is some of everyone whose images I have seen in there somewhere. I am basically a natural history photographer who tries to present my subjects with some artistic interpretation. Whether I succeed is always up in the air and your comments certainly give me a bit of feedback. Thank you for taking the time to both look at the images and for honestly responding to them. I appreciate you all no matter whether you leave praise or criticism. 🙂
And, since I mentioned Chico Marx earlier, here is a little bit of his talent for both music and entertainment that I hope you will enjoy…especially Rod. 🙂