Did I Waste My Afternoon?

My “no bad light” philosophy was put to the test as I ventured into the Ojai Meadows Preserve around noon today. There were areas of cloud-diffused or tree-dappled sunlight that could have made good pictures, but the birds didn’t happen to be where the less-than-awful light was. I didn’t get any keepers, but I don’t think…

Does the World Need Another Hummingbird Photo?

Spoiler Alert: The answer is yes. Most of my photos from September were taken in my backyard. I’m a huge fan of daily backyard bird photography for two reasons: 1) I need the practice, because bird photography is difficult, and 2) seeing beautiful creatures and making photographs of them brings me great joy. Does it…

When in Doubt, Step Outside

For a couple of weeks I’ve been plotting and planning every day to get to a local marsh area with herons and egrets, but I haven’t done it. So I wasn’t making pictures at all, and that got depressing. Quick fix: Step outside and remember the beauty right where I am now. PS: The Nikon…