Garden Muse: Botanical Portfolio exhibit coming soon!

27 08 2016

It’s that time again! I’ll be installing my second photography exhibit at the Horticulture Center at Green Spring Gardens this Monday. The exhibit runs from August 30 through October 23. Meet the artist (that’s me!) on Sunday, October 9, 1-3 p.m. There will lots to eat and drink and lots of inventory to purchase (please do!). Hope you can make the reception or at least the show.

Also, Green Spring Gardens has their annual Fall Fest on Saturday, September 10, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. I’ll have a booth there with lots of great inventory and you can stop in and see the exhibit that day, too! Thanks to everyone for your support!

GARDEN MUSE: BOTANICAL PORTFOLIO
Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center
4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
August 30 – October 23 (free entry, free parking)

GARDEN MUSE BOOTH @ FALL FEST
Green Spring Gardens on the main lawn
4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Saturday, September 10, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (free entry, free parking)

EXHIBIT ARTIST RECEPTION
Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center
4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Sunday, October 9, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (free entry, free parking)

Garden Muse Exhibit Postcard





Stamp featured in The American Philatelist

19 08 2016

My Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens stamp made the cover of the August issue of The American Philatelist and was featured inside as well. Thanks for the exposure and my copies, Jay Bigalke (editor and designer of the magazine)!

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Common Blue Dasher dragonfly

22 07 2016

Many of the dragonflies we saw today had ragged wings (this one had just a little bit of wear and tear). With macro shots, you have to make a decision what you want in focus most of the time, particularly with objects that aren’t relatively flat (for instance, if you shoot overhead on top of a daisy or parallel to a sunflower, you’re going to get a wide range of the image in perfect focus). In the case of this dragonfly, I focused on the body and the head. That meant the wings were going to be less in focus. Photography really is all about decisions like these and sharing your vision of the world.

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Common Blue Dasher dragonfly

22 07 2016

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Common Blue Dasher dragonflies

22 07 2016

Ready yourself for an onslaught of Common Blue Dasher dragonfly shots (last week I inundated you with Slaty Skimmer dragonfly images from Kenilworth)…quick trip to McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area in Poolesville, MD with my friend Michael Powell (visit his nature photography blog here). We may have avoided morning traffic by leaving later, but we sure did endure some increasingly hot weather. We started at a different parking area than normal—this area had a large pond and a gazillion (no exaggeration) Common Blue dragonflies (Pachydiplax longipennis) perched on every stick I passed by! I like this image because it shows another dragonfly way out of focus in the background in stark contrast to the sharply-focused one in the foreground.

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And now for something completely different…

22 07 2016

And now for something completely different—a “dragonfly tree” in silhouette! Common Blue Dasher dragonflies (Pachydiplax longipennis), photographed at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area in Poolesville, MD.

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The studio effect

22 07 2016

With the sky full of clouds and very washed out during the heat of the day, doesn’t this look like I invited this Common Blue Dasher dragonfly (Pachydiplax longipennis) into my studio for a portrait session against a white backdrop? Pretty awesome and unexpected effect!

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