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Seeing Shapes in Succulents

Succulents are one of the most photogenic of plants groups. The leaves are bold and graphic, arranged in geometric patterns, creating strong shapes. Gardens with mature succulents can be a candy store for a photographer.  One of the very best...

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Avoid “Light Over Your Shoulder”

For interesting photos in bright light, don't follow the Kodak advice that came with the early Brownie cameras: “The sun should be behind your back...

Glowing Oak

Almost every day I take a morning walk with my dog, Kona in the Oak woodland's around my house.  My back yard is Cherry...

Planning a Panorama

Over the years I have learned to see classic rectangles when I photograph a garden, rectangles in a 2 to 3 proportion.  This is the traditional...

Making a Special Rose Photo

I have been photographing roses in this wonderful private garden in Napa for the past six years. I have more than a thousand photos that I...

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Better than Lawn

A gardener visiting Minnesota in the summer discovers a climate that revels in big beautiful native perennials.  The influences of the northern prairie can be seen in...

Tough Plants – Tough Climates

I try to treat every garden I visit with a sense of wonder, open to what it reveals, always looking for photographs to present...

Leading into Natives

Native plant gardens are often hard to photograph.  Many native gardeners care more about the plants and habitat than the aesthetics.  This is perfectly...

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