Monday, October 24, 2011


I came across this beautiful Lisiathus when I was at The College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine.  I had done an Art Show there this past summer and was told about the gardens.  Which I in turned returned back to photograph.  It was a beautiful setting over looking the harbor.  Unfortunately those photos didn't turn out too well, but I did get lots of flowers, which I will be adding to my website throughout the next couple of months.

The Lisiathus is an annual flower great for borders, containers and beds.  It requires full sun and grows1-3 feet tall.  It is drought tolerant, easy to grow and makes a great cut flower.  I have seen them in whites, pinks and of course the purple.
Hey while your checking out this beautiful Lisiathus on my website, take a moment to check out more new photos I have added. 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Let The Sunshine In!

How many ways can you photograph a sunflower?  For me I love my sunflowers to be bold and bright, but I found my sunflowers becoming too similar.  So when I shot this one I wasn't sure at first if I liked it or not, but the more I look at it the more I like the high key shot.  Now I have to try a low key.  Trying to get different perspectives on sunflowers is a good thing.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Rockland Harbor

Rockland Harbor is one of my favorite places in Maine.  This harbor is both a fishing harbor and for sailing boats.  Rockland is also the home the the famous Maine Lobster Festival that occurs every summer in August.  I photograph this location often and every time I get a different perspective.
For this photo I used Flypaper Textures.  Giving the photo a little bit of that history feel.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Color or Black & White

I had recently been to Port Clyde, Maine to photograph the Marshall Point Lighthouse.  I am looking for you opinions.  Should this photo be color or black & white.  Also I would like to know.  If a photo looks good in both color and black & white.  Would you add them both to the website or just one.

Marshall Point Lighthouse--I used Nik Silver Efex pro 2

I used Nik Color Efex pro 4

I am still in the experimental stage, but I am liking the Nik Silver Efex pro 2 and the Color Efex pro 4.
So please what are your thoughts.