Monthly Archives: December 2017


Seattle Japanese Gardens

Many times when I go to a specific place to photograph, I am on a mission of learning and experimentation.  This image is from such a photo shoot.  My mission for this day was to experiment with light:  hard light, soft light backlight, shadows, reflections, color.  Yesterday’s post was a backlight image looking up to the sky from underneath a Japanese maple.  Today’s image is an example of color and reflection.

Searching for different types of light helps me to be more aware of the beauty around me.  I do not think there is bad light.  Different forms lead to different perspectives of what is around me.  As a learning photographer, my job is to make the best of what I see and feel.

Where Did the Fall Go?

Seattle Japanese Garden

As Christmas is quickly approaching and the temperature drops below freezing, I ask myself, “Where has the fall gone?”.  I love the fall colors and try to get out and see as much as I can.  This fall I actually was out quite a bit and had my camera with me much of the time.  But, I did not post many of my colorful fall favorites.  So, as the skies are now pretty dreary, I thought I would brighten them up with some of my “fall color” images.