Monthly Archives: April 2018

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Fly Day © Harold Davis

Fly Day © Harold Davis

In about a week I’ll be leaving on a jet plane, and resuming the life of a peripatetic photographer after several months as a “homebody”. I am looking forward very much to my trip and new adventures, but also I will miss my family, home, and the great time I have photographing flowers (and weeds) in and around our garden. It’s all good!

On this voyage, I’ll first be headed to Madrid, then to the southwest of France, where I lead a group of friends who are photographers in the Lot River Valley. Next, I’ll be spending some time on my own hiking the world-famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail. Finally, I’ll join PhotoPills as an instructor for their annual camp in Menorca.

If you are interested in joining me on a photographic adventure, there is still space available in November’s Days and Knights of Malta

The early-bird discount for the 2019 Spring in Paris (with Monet’s garden at Giverny) ends June 1, 2018.

There is also some space availability in the following 2018 photography workshops I am leading:

You can find my upcoming Workshops & Events on this page. For reasons I explain in this blog story I am no longer on Facebook, but I’ll try to keep blogging—of course, my rate of posting will likely slow down when I am “on the road”!—and to post images on my Flickr and Instagram streams as I go.

May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks!

Kumano Sanzen Roppyaku Po © Harold Davis

Kumano Sanzen Roppyaku Po © Harold Davis

Posted in Photography

Street Grasses

These images show common street grass stalks, probably in the Digitaria family, and most likely a variety of “crabgrass” (any botanists care to weigh in on this?).

I harvested the street grasses from cracks in the pavement, and from a clump beside the sidewalk.

These plants of course are not normally cultivated, and in fact are hunted and eradicated as weeds. Which goes to show that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and also that one person’s weed is another person’s photographic subject!

Street Grasses Inverted on Black © Harold Davis

Street Grasses on a Paper Background © Harold Davis

Related images: Decorative Grasses and Blades of Grass.

Posted in Photography

Window and Shadow

Wandering through an open house in the neighborhood, I came across this window and shadow, and photographed it with my iPhone, the fun camera I always (at least mostly always) have with me.

Window and Shadow © Harold Davis

Posted in iPhone