Guess what, my friends? The Bluebonnets are back! For about three weeks each year, they bloom their blue earth decorations around Texas. My yard in the past two years had huge thick patches of them. This year, we have only a few small thin patches. Nonetheless, I’m enjoying them through photography but in a simpler way than before.
The iPhone 11 and Google Pixel 4, among others, are the latest smart cameras that happen to also make phone calls. Their sample images in reviews look fantastic! But picture this, not long ago, cameras didn’t have phones built into them. My first digital camera was a 3.2 Megapixel Canon PowerShot A400. It wasn’t much, but I was able to take a shot with it that, to this day, is still one of my all-time favorites.
A lot of times, I’ll see something that catches my eye. It just looks picturesque. And my brain starts cranking over...there’s gotta be a way to capture that in a good photo. But often, I don’t try. Too inconvenient, too difficult. But today, I decided to try. And I’m glad I did.
It’s that time of year again when the Texas Bluebonnets fully bloom! And that means it’s time to dust off my “real” cameras and get to shootin’!
It's been a long time since I posted any photos on my blog. I take pictures all the time of course, but I have not pursued photography in quite a while. Years ago it was a big hobby of mine. But the photo bug doesn't bite as much as it used to.In a month or... Continue Reading →
Every year, I like to add a fresh batch of bluebonnet pictures to my collection. They're the Texas state flower, and they only last about 3 to 4 weeks a year--plus they're blue! The bluebonnets for 2018 sprung up a day or two before the equinox; I first noticed them on March 20th and started... Continue Reading →
A photo I took of a single Texas Bluebonnet with bugs on it is the picture that made me become a shutterbug. To others, this image is nothing special. But to me, it was seminal; it had a big impact on my life. We all have these kinds of experiences in life: an event, a... Continue Reading →
Spring season 2017 had been hinting at its arrival earlier than normal. In fact, these Texas Bluebonnets started blooming before the official Vernal Equinox, which landed on March 20th this year. I like to try and get some good new pictures each year of the Bluebonnets. They're so pretty with their blue color and unique... Continue Reading →