California Poppy Abstract

When I see a flower garden or a patch of wildflowers or a grove of trees, I know I can create something special with my camera when the light is just right.

I like to study flowers from all sides and bring them right up to my lens, rendering only a small margin in focus. An abstract colorful shape emerges from a soft, foggy haze.

A patron once declared that my forget-me-nots seemed to be floating in a sea of primordial green ooze – a compliment, I believe.

The land can be quiet and subtle or grand and expansive. Sometimes to express the landscape in its scale, I use just a rock or a tree or other shapes and textures.

I don't seek to make traditional postcard images, but my own impressions of places I have traveled.