Category Archives: Waterscape

Illumination

Foliage often photographs well when illuminated from behind.  These lotus leaves are no exception.  I find lotus leaves, blossoms and seed pods photogenic in any case. The lotus has great symbolic meaning in Buddhism. It involves the notion of rising … Continue reading

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Dolphin Quest

I was fortunate to see this display as it lies within the Bermuda Maritime History Museum’s surrounding fortification.  Only the people in the pool are allowed to play with the dolphin because, of course, they paid for the privilege.  No … Continue reading

Posted in Bermuda, Earth, Fauna, mammals, Miniature (Point & Shoot), Photographic Technique, Waterscape | 1 Comment

Shenandoah

This is Dark Hollow Falls in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.  Seeing it requires a downhill hike from the trailhead adjacent to the roadway.  Dawn and I decided we’d better start doing workouts on the treadmill after we found this hike … Continue reading

Posted in Earth, Flora, Landscape, Large Format, Photographic Technique, Trees, United States, Virginia, Waterscape | 1 Comment

Waterlilies

The unique ecology of the New Jersey Pine Barrens gives rise to distinct varieties of vegetation.  I especially enjoy the waterlilies with their pure white flowers.  This photograph was taken at Goshen Pond. It is also fun to drift silently … Continue reading

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Perspective and Intuition

This retention basin in my housing development isn’t especially scenic.  However, the use of a wide-angle (focal length = 24mm) on my zoom lens, together with the unusual lean in the pine tree plus the receding clouds, gives a somewhat … Continue reading

Posted in Earth, Flora, New Jersey, Photographic Technique, SLR: Digital, South Brunswick, Trees, United States, Waterscape | 1 Comment

Gold

foto © Donovan Klotzbeacher This possibly appears to be a random photo of a semi-scenic river.  Actually it is the American River where Sutter’s Mill once stood.  It was precisely here that gold was discovered in 1848 by James W. … Continue reading

Posted in California, Earth, Miniature (Point & Shoot), Photographic Technique, United States, Waterscape | 1 Comment

Berry Bushes

These berry bushes were planted along side the retention basin in our development.  Now that I have processed the image, I am wondering what the name of this ornamental shrub would be.  Anyone care to hazard a guess? Share this:

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Quiz

OK, if you live around here, you’ve passed this scene hundreds of times.  So what is the object under the tree in the foreground? It was “presented” in 1907 by the WCTU.  So, what do the letters W-C-T-U stand for? And … Continue reading

Posted in Cranbury, Earth, Flora, New Jersey, SLR: Digital, Trees, United States, Waterscape | 2 Comments

Beavers

In recent years, beavers have been at work in the Plainsboro Preserve.  They leveled many trees on the banks of the pond.  I noticed considerable effort had been made to plant new trees to replace the missing ones. Whether beaver … Continue reading

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Run for your life

Here we see an interesting contrast in lifestyles. The kids and their coach are running wildly past the sunbather — whilst he seems altogether disinterested. Why are they running?  For exercise?  For a relay?  To what purpose are the white … Continue reading

Posted in Belmar, New Jersey, SLR: Digital, United States, Waterscape | 1 Comment