Find Shapes In Nature And Architecture

Shapes

The basics of art and photography are shapes. Even in nature, I’m looking for shapes.

Trees, hills, bushes, flower petals, you name it. It’s about shapes. And drawing, especially mandalas is well, shapes and lines.

Take the picture above, it’s nothing more than lines and simple shapes.  Continue reading “Find Shapes In Nature And Architecture”

Landscape Photography: Lake Minnewaska, New York

New York State is an absolutely beautiful place to live or visit. The landscapes from Long Island to the Finger Lakes give us photographers much to shoot.

Last weekend, the family and I took a little day trip to Lake Minnewaska in the Mohonk Preserve. Located in the Mid-Hudson Valley just past New Paltz, this state park is a gorgeous area. Picnic, hike, bike, swim, or just sit and take in the natural.

I used to visit as a kid and would go hiking with my dad. Now, I’m the dad and take my little man on the trails.

Here a few shots to give you some inspiration:

A little-hidden rock formation. Reminding me of something from a fantasy novel.


The view from a break in the trees along the Red path.

Landscape

One last shot of the view. It was a beautiful day and perfect for a hike.

 

Live each day. Get out into nature. Bring a camera. Remember that phone you’re attached to? Take some pictures and enjoy the beauty of our natural world.

Remember too, when you’re on marked trails, stay on the path. Don’t disturb what nature gives us. No photo is worth destroying the nature we enjoy.

Go. Live. Be.

P.S. I captured these images using an LG Stylo 2. 

Published! Check Out My Photo In The Children’s Book Swamp Things: Muskrats

A few months back, I was asked if one of my muskrat photos could be used for a children’s book. Of course, I said yes!

Cover: Muskrat

Thank you to Bearport Publishing!

Check out the book here.

The photo used was one of several baby muskrats catching some sleep on a warm, summer evening:

5 Beautiful Photos To Inspire You

I believe art and photography inspire us in ways nothing else can. So, since it’s Wednesday and the proverbial “hump day,” why not find some inspiration in some beautiful photos by some awesome photographers!

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Sam Ferrara

 

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Massimo Mancini

 

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Graham Holtshausen

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Patrick Hendry

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Chris Holgersson

Live. Love. Go.

Why A Flower Brings You Happiness

Happiness

He stood in front of the weathered gazebo. The overcast sky, heavy with moisture. A friar stood with him. A best man, a brother, anxiously waited. Loved ones gathered. Happy, joyous. Relieved the skies held their drops.
The music radiated from hidden speakers. A flower girl accompanied by an energetically bored ring-bearer came down the aisle. Pink petals fluttered in the gentle breeze.
One, two, three couples proceeded down the aisle followed by her, the one we all came to see.
The pink petals laid on the runner. Bouquets filled with vibrant hues of purple and pink. Contrasting against the gray sky. A celebration of love. A union between two hearts. Together they were one.

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