I’m asked all the time, “What do you photograph?” It’s a hard question, believe it or not. I like to photograph “pretty things.” The beach. Sunrise and sunset. Flowers. Autumn foliage. Butterflies. Castles. But how do I explain to someone that I like to take pictures of “pretty things”? When you say it out loud, it sounds so ridiculous! So I end up using a lot of terms like “landscape,” “macro” and “nature.” Talk about boring! Every photographer who has ever existed has used those same terms!
“Pretty things” is more than just a term to me. It’s an opinion. And it changes all the time. That’s what makes photography so interesting. Today I might think bright blue skies and sunshine are beautiful. Tomorrow I may find a soft blanket of fog over an open field absolutely breathtaking.
To illustrate my point, here are a few personal favorites of photos I’ve taken:
“Slow Down, New York” – The New York City skyline as viewed from Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ.
“Winter Cardinal” – A male Northern Cardinal perched in snowy Central Park, NY.
Blarney Castle – County Cork, Ireland. Home of the Blarney Stone.
“Wine at Sunset” – A glass of red wine overlooking the clear, blue waters of the Caribbean Sea and a beautiful sunset.
“Petals and Wings” – a Monarch butterfly on a Cone flower (Echinacea.)
“Sullivan’s Sun” – Sun, sea and sand on Sullivan’s Island, SC.
“Vibrant Foliage” – Autumn’s colors.
“Rest Awhile” – a bench under matching shutters in Charleston, SC.
“Autumn Stream” – A slow stream moves through the autumn leaves in Table Rock State Park, SC.
I hope you enjoy these images as each one is quite special to me, and I’d love to hear what your favorite is. Feel free to leave a message for me; I love comments! 🙂
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