Travel Photography – Lighting

Most of us when we travel and are touring do not have the luxury of bringing a tripod or time to change our camera settings for the tricky lighting conditions. I found when in indoors the best way to capture lit up scenes is with my cell phone. It seems to work far better than my mirrorless camera. These photographs were taken in Crystal Onyx Cave in Cave City, KY. Some of the most beautiful formations I have ever seen.

Photography – Sunset On The Lake

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky” Rabindranath Tagore

DELAVAN LAKE, WISCONSIN – I got very lucky with this photograph. Happened to be walking my dog down by the lake, and there was a two minute window to take this photograph as a storm was rolling in. Samsung Galaxy s9 cell phone: f/2; 1/94; ISO 50; 


Jellyfish – iPhone Photography

Floating Along-Jan Williams, Small Color HM

“Life is a beautiful, magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish.” Charlie ChaplinBlue jellyfish

We received an invitation to an event at the Chicago Shedd Aquarium a while back which included a private viewing of the traveling jellyfish exhibit. There were a variety of jellyfish in the tanks that were backlit with different colors.

It never occurred to me to bring a DSLR camera. At the time I owned an iPhone 6 plus which I had with me and decided to use it. Both of these photographs were taken with that iPhone and processed in Lightroom and Photoshop Elements. The background was eliminated and filled in with black. I realized then to never underestimate the power of mobile photography. Don’t think my DSLR camera would have captured a better photo.