Walking in and photographing nature is my stress relief after a long day at work. As I scan my surroundings, Mother Nature surprises me and provides me with many opportunities to photograph her in all her glory. Recently I came across a very busy spider weaving a web that was more than two feet in diameter. By photographing nature I can share Mother Nature with others.
I used to concern myself with getting a perfect shot, completely in focus, perfectly clear; however, I’m finding out that out of focus is interesting, as are other imperfections in photographs. Often I find the beautiful Amanita Muscaria in all its red and white glory, definitely a perfect model for a nature photographer. Although very difficult to shoot, occasionally I manage a photograph of a dragonfly or a butterfly.
These photographs were shot from 2011 to 2016. Photographs on the right were altered to look old with a wet plate and vintage filters in Photoshop CS6.