Flags of Spring

Japanese Maple with bright red Formosa Azalea flowers in the background.  

                                                        Nikon D7100, Center Weight Metering, Shutter Priority, f5.6, 1/400, Auto

                                                         White Balance, ISO 400

Cherry Blossoms. 

Nikon D7100, Shutter Priority, Center Weight Metering, f/7.1, 1/640, Auto

White Balance, ISO 400


The wind off the ocean is pretty much constant here so most of my flower shots

are done in Shutter Priority.

Thanks for the visit. Blue skies and green lights in the week ahead.  See you

next time.

Azalea Flash

We interrupt this blog to bring you a special News Flash!  The Azaleas have arrived.

This bloom has been joined by countless others,  all on the same plant.  It‘s a very old Formosa Azalea.  Probably upwards of 40 years old and quite large, It’s tucked in behind the Camellias on the farm which gives it a southern exposure, about twice the sun time the regular azalea beds receive every day.  It’ll be Mid April before the other azaleas begin to show color.  But the early azalea has plenty of company in the color department.  The 70 year old camellias are still going strong.

They’ve been onstage since mid October.  Quite a run I’d say.

Still Photography Reality Show.

I’m no fan of TV Reality Shows.  I’m probably one of the few people on the planet who has never seen “Survivor”, Or “Biggest Loser” or any of the Donald Trump Apprentice Shows.  Whatever floats your boat. They don’t float mine.  But….I may have to eat my words.  There’s news of a  new TV Reality Show focusing on Outdoor Still Photography.  It’s being produced by the Weather Channel which supplied the background info to yours truly  and asked for my help in promoting the show here.  I’m happy to oblige.

“From the Edge with Peter Lik” premiers March 31st at 8PM on the Weather Channel.  (As they say, Check your Cable listings for Channel number.)   It sounds a little like Art Wolfe’s incredibly well done series “Travels to the Edge with Art Wolfe” on many PBS Stations around the Country.

The Weather channel Show follows Peter Lik, An Australian Landscape Photorapher, as “he travels to places where weather continues to have a unique impact on the landscape.”    The series will run for 13 episodes and will cover landscapes in Hawaii, Alaska, Death Valley, Utah and other places not mapped.   You’ll see Lik’s photographs of course but The Weather Channel says he will also share the techniques he uses  to overcome weather related obstacles to find “The Pefect Shot”.

Some Particulars if you’re interested in learning more:

Premiere Date: March 31, 8pm, The Weather Channel, 13 episodes
Homepage: http://weather.com/peterlik
Slideshow (embed code available): http://t.co/gk84hAf

See you soon on most of this same blog.