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Sunset in Suisun, California

Sunset in Suisun, CA

sunset wetlands photo

© 2015 Pamela Reynoso

A few days ago I totally missed a fabulous sunset because I had to do life…the things mothers do. Last night I made dinner, scarfed it down, grabbed my bag and ran even as the color was beginning to appear in the sky. I’m very fortunate to live close to several great locations and headed out to one of my favorites.  As I drove I was assessing the sky and comparing it to what I knew of this location in order to determine my stopping point. Time was short!

As I drove I kept thinking “The clouds aren’t really where I’d like them, and I’m too late, dangit!”. After I had turned around to leave, this scene caught my eye. Time was very limited so I took only about four photos before the light … was gone.

I grew up here and left for over 20 years. Upon returning I vowed to myself not to take this beautiful place, with its distinct smell of wetlands and licorice, for granted.

As I was editing this photo, I puzzled over how to crop it…or not. When I get stuck between decisions and determine that I would benefit from the insight of another artist, I don’t have to go far.  I’m very fortunate to be able to call upon my husband who is an artist and professor of art and ask his input. It’s totally awesome! Sometimes, two heads are certainly much better than one. :)

~Pamela :)

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Beauty is…??

I love how in the world of flowers, beauty and imperfection can co-exist in such a comfortable manner. Actually, I guess it’s that way in all of life. Without ‘imperfection’, can one really know beauty? And what is beauty anyways?

The eye of the beholder holds the answer.

 

fine art red rose macro photo

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It’s all about the light…a simple fine art photography studio set-up

Generally, when I’m seeking to photograph flowers and nature with fine art photography prints in mind, I shoot as I go. In other words, I do not shoot in a studio. I observe things as I go and I try to find those still moments in nature that might otherwise be obscured by the bigger picture. I try to practice the art of really seeing, trying to find the little, beautiful gems. Life is that way. I find it is composed of many gems hidden amongst the riff-raff of day to day living, the trick can be in finding them and then savoring them. It does not come easily and it takes a lot of practice. At least it does for me. It’s a way of thinking, a way of being. As with many things in life, one never fully arrives…

A few weeks back I bought some flowers for a personal photography project.I bought several varieties as I was unsure which idea I would settle on. I’m a woman and I like to have a choice! Variety is the spice of life, after all. :) Spring is just beginning here so finding flowers in their natural environment did not provide me with enough choices, or the right kind of options that I was looking for. Additionally, where my last backyard had many possibilities of things to photograph, I currently have a minuscule side yard with little in it.

Below is the simple set up I concocted in my dining room (photo taken with my iPhone). Continue reading »

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