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Lupine Wildflower Photographed With Flash

The large Lupine are out and they look great! I shot this one in a shaded forest using flash in a light box to add shape to it and create separation from the background.
I shot it in the Columbia River Gorge for a magazine assignment which I will announce in the fall when it is published.The exposure was F/4 @ 1/200 with a 580EXII flash and Fotodiox mini box.
You can see my eBook: Outdoor Flash Photography here.

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Look at Your Feet and You Just Might Discover……..

This is a small ground cover plant with frost on it from a venture through the Colorado Rockies.

The whole image might be 5-6″ across.

Shot with a 100 mm macro lens.

And they were all quite colorful plants of varying colors and some blue sky bouncing in.

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Enter Chasing the Light Juried Photo Competition and Win a GoPro Hero 3

This looks like an amazing contest. The photography on there is stunning. What is different is that the 5 top winning images are marketed to 1000 art buyers and some winning images have been seen and published.

I am pleased to say I have judged it three times. The price is right as well: $25 for 5 image entries.

Enter here: Chasing The Light

Watch this video:

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Shooting in Sajuaro National Park

Sajuaro National Park is a very cool place to photograph! A very diverse plant population, Native American petroglyphs, and beautiful desert light.

I passed through a few weeks ago and had about 2 afternoons to explore and photograph. The light was perfect and then it wasn’t. You know how it works: you want overcast and the sky is clear. You want clear skies and it’s overcast. No worries, there is no such thing as bad light, right!

In Sajuaro West, I was driving the road and hoping for blooming cactus but I was to early. I believe, at least this year, that mid_April to May will be the best time for blooming cactus. At least that is my guess.

The Ocotillo were doing well however, so I looked hard at those and I did find one blooming Hedgehog Cactus. As you can see it was overcast skies and I worked within the limits of that light. This image still has directional light or that back-lit feel and the image benefits from the softer contrast.

This is the Hedgehog Cactus that I found blooming, the only one. I was very happy to find this one blooming, anything blooming, but I have since found hillsides of them blooming (mtk). I shot it and was happy at the time, but in hindsight I am not that fond of all the clutter; the grasses and such. (more…)

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