A Place of Serenity II
Displayed here in the Fiesta - Turquoise (FT22) Frame. This is the second of three expressions that I captured during my first ever camping trip with friends. What really captivated me about this scene was the vibrant brown tree stalks that seemed to compliment the surrounding colors. The cloud pattern was a great addition. Also of interest was the fact that part of the scene was in the sun and part of it was in the shade. That made for an interesting composition wouldn't you say? | Please follow and share this someone who you think might enjoy this!
The Jetty At Seven Mile Beach
Displayed here as a Metal Print. This piece was on display at the 2014 International Exhibition of Fine Art at the San Diego County Fair, Del Mar, California. There were over 4,400 entries with just under 1200 of them being selected for exhibition. This piece was one of seven chosen for the “Painting, Illustration & 3D Rendering” category.
A Pleasant Surprise: Sometimes, a great scene is pleasantly stumbled upon. While wrapping up a guided tour in Grand Cayman, the tour guide made reference to the “Seven Mile Beach” coming into view on the right side. As I looked out the window, I could see where we started from afar off. Feeling energetic, I decided to forgo the remainder of the air conditioned ride and instead, decided to walk down the beach back to my starting location. It was approximately a 4 mile walk and I was up to the task. After completing about half of the journey, I came across this jetty. What a pleasant surprise I said to myself. I captured several exposures of it before moving on. I often think how fortunate I was as a result of making that decision to walk the beach back to my starting location. After all I was on vacation and the ride in the air conditioned van on a hot day felt really, really good!
A Place of Serenity III
Displayed here as a Metal Print. One of three expressions that I captured during my first ever camping trip with friends. Whenever, I travel, I always try to make room for my camera gear and this excursion was no different. I had heard that the region had lots of great scenery to behold. I had never been camping before, but since a lot of my close friends were going, I figured why not. Because I enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, I thought that this would be a great opportunity to get away from the fast-paced city life--at least for a couple of days. Cellular reception was very sparse, so that really forced us to disconnect and enjoy the experience as well as each other’s company. When an opportunity presented itself, I grabbed my camera one evening and went exploring to see what scenery I would come across. You can imagine my joy when I came across this scene. I must have spent at least half an hour capturing this expression and just gazing and taking in the view. Each time I look at this expression, it’s a reminded of the great, relaxing time that I had that weekend.
Beach Rocks At Seven Mile Beach
Displayed here as a Metal Print. This scene was captured on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. This is one of those places that once you stick your feet in the white sandy beach and gaze upon the swimming pool blue water, you simply won’t want to leave. The water is so clear that you can see a good ways down. That can be misleading as you may think that an object is much closer than it actually is. I have visited Grand Cayman three times and on each occasion, I leave much more relaxed than when I first arrived!
Malay Lacewing Butterfly I
If you’ve ever observed the behavior of butterflies before, you know that they are constantly on the move. When trying to photograph them, patience is required to capture the expressions that you seek. For me, it meant that I would have to be very still at times as the butterfly flew about me before finally deciding to land. I capture 3 to 5 exposures before the process started all over again. At times, I needed to wait more than 5 minutes before the next opportunity came about. My patience paid off and I was able to capture this expression of a Malay Lacewing Butterfly.
Zebra Rendition I
Displayed here in a Walnut Burl with Gold (SM5) frame. There’s just something to be said about the intricate stripes on zebras. They are like fingerprints, with each zebra having its own unique stripe pattern. For us, they are yet another wondrous sight to behold. However, according to experts, zebras rely on their stripes as a means to identify each other. This is especially important for young zebras to be able to locate its mother.
Several years ago, I took part in a charity activity that gave me access to some secluded flowers. Among them is this piece entitled "Hostile Takeover". I know you're probably wondering, why on earth I would give a piece such a name. Well, here’s why! As I was touring the secluded flower field, I came across a very interesting scene. There was a large patch of green ferns growing in one particular area. To my surprise, there was this patch of pink and yellow flowers banding and growing together. It seemed as though they were determined to expand and take over the space—taking no prisoners in the process. Thus, I gave this piece the name, "Hostile Takeover".