While definitely not a new technology, panoramic photography has been with us since the mid-nineteenth century. What is new however, is the ability to digitally stitch multiple images together to create a much larger, super-wide image that exceeds the abilities of a typical camera lens. A panoramic photograph is typically the equivalent or larger than the view […]
Really quick late-night post for right now. Went on a Valentine’s Day family hike today on Rattlesnake Mountain just east of Seattle, Washington where I found quite a number of very interesting lichens and some Mycena citrinomarginata mushrooms. Since I’ve just edited these two images, and am about to head to Oregon at first light to photograph the […]
South Coast of Oregon, Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 3:43 am Just broke camp after a great night of sleeping among the evergreens in a forest next the the rocky coast. I awoke at midnight, realizing once again I was underprepared for a chilly Fall Pacific Northwest equipped with the same usual camp gear I’ve been […]
As I was driving alone cross-country this past June I had some incredible experiences. I accidentally drove a fully loaded moving truck with car and trailer in tow through an agricultural field at 4am in the middle of Arkansas – at full speed. I had a full-grown buffalo run at me full-tilt while keeping a […]
Composition is a key component of making photographs. We all know about the rule of thirds, placement of subject matter, etc. but how many of us really think about what we will be doing with the shot after the shutter is pressed? There are different types of composition practices for different uses of the image. […]
After years of talking about it, planning it, traveling around the state of Florida shooting for it – I am please to announce that my first book, “Native Orchids of Florida” by Rich Leighton is now published and available.
I realize this post is VERY late in getting out, but due to our oldest son starting preschool this year and bringing home the plague, I’ve been suffering for most of the winter with a whole host of kiddie germs and hadn’t had the time to post this until right now. Then I wanted to […]
I thought I would share this little photography session with you….I waited 6 years for this very fragrant night-blooming orchid cactus to show this huge 7-inch flower. It blooms for one night and is gone. It bloomed the night before Mother’s Day, which was nice because my wife and mother-in-law got to see it. I […]