Welcome to the Flowers and Still-life Gallery of Robert M. Braley Jr. Clicking on any image in this gallery will take you to Imagekind where you can purchase Prints, Framed Prints or Canvas Prints. Print sizes range from 7"x10" to 40"x60". Imagekind has a 100% satifaction or money back garantee.
USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier in Pearl Harbor Channel with crew "Manning The Rails". The ship was stopping over night at Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hawaii in 2005. Photo taken on: February 23rd, 2005
The Alaska Fireweed is "Alaska's Calendar." Atypical of most flowers, the Fireweed blooms from the bottom petals and works its way up. As the petals open over a course of a few weeks, it eventually becomes "topped out" and Alaskans regard this as the sign that summer is nearly over. Vast fields of Fireweed can be seen throughout Alaska and are the perfect roadside decoration.
Whether you shoot things as they are found or build your own images, still-life photography can result in amazing images and test your skills to the limit.
Still-life photography may seem like a tough subject because you start off with a blank canvas rather then a full one, but this is what makes it challenging and rewarding - you are creating images from nothing.
Slemplicity is the key. Just work with one or two items and see what you can produce.
The background you use can make or break a great still-life image, so think about what you use. Natural and textured materials will enhance natural objects, while simple, plain backgrounds such as paper or cardboard are a better choice when you want your subject to take center stage.
Don't be afraid to let some of the props in your still-life break out of the edges of the frame - the composition will be more interesting than if you arrange everything neatly in the center.
A botanical garden (or botanic garden)is a well-tended area displaying a wide range of plants labelled with their botanical names. It may contain specialist plant collections such as cacti and succulent plants, herb gardens, plants from particular parts of the world, and so on.
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