Often I dream about leaving the house with the camera and driving to
new places, but then reality sets in and I once again find that it's
better if I stay home; safer that way.
I'm a believer that photos are everywhere if we look at our
surroundings with "new eyes." Some times it takes looking through
the viewfinder to see the ordinary in a new way.
A pot of Agave is interesting enough
but what if the image is layered with a photo of barrel cactus?
Two daily visitors in the yard are more interesting with
multiple textured layers subtly done.
A blending of various cactus and textures.
Every spring a few Orioles arrive. They're particularly fond
of the hummingbird feeder and let me know when it's
empty. I've probably photographed around a 100 shots of them
and finally got a different one today. Eureka! Getting a side
view this good has taken years.
Extracted from the boring background of
the hummer feeder and layered with a succulent image followed
by texture layers and my Saturday has gone from
bleak to one full of Joy!