The photographic exercise for the coming two weeks is “Fence.” Fences separate, fences draw lines, fences also protect. Think about the function and purposes of fences and photograph them.

As always, enjoy this exercise and be creative!

Images will follow!

Water 19


This is frozen water on a window photographed against the morning sun. This is a scan from a slide. I photographed this image as a teenager with my first SLR, a Minolta XE5. By the way, I still have the camera and I still use the lenses with a connector to my modern cameras. I believe I used the 50mm Minolta 1.4 prime lens to create this picture.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!

Water 17


For the last couple of days I observed the water drops on my car. This morning I saw how the sun created all kinds of interesting reflections on my tail light. Normally I don’t like to photograph in direct sun light but sometimes you see a subject that exits you and you got to photograph it.

By the way, the yellow color in the image is from my turn signal. Enjoy, keep on discovering great image and photograph them.

Water 16


Yesterday I “discovered” my old hose and decided to use it for my water project. I wanted some reflection in the water and decided to use a flower which I also integrated into the background. I shot several images and decided to use this one. Take a close look at the white – green – orange combination in the water.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!

Water 15

This week I want to continue our “water” exercise.


we had finally the first winter rain in the Central California Valley. This opened up some great opportunities for photographing water. I found this water puddle on a wooden picnic table. I wandered around the table looking at the light reflection and took several shots. This one I liked the best.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!

Water 13


It was so dark that the autofocus did not work anymore. I had to estimate the distance and adjust the lens manually. Normally I try to shoot flowing water at around 1 second exposure time if I want to create this very soft flowing effect. In this image the exposure time was 30 seconds at f5.6 and ISO 800. Of course I used a tripod in this image.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!