“Quickly grasshopper, snatch the Tonbo from my hand”. A dragon fly or “Tonbo” in Japanese is popular for young kids to catch during the summer. My two daughters had a blast this summer running around with their nets and plastic bug cases trying to catch these.
Sunflower Exposure is a shot where I purposely overexposed the petals for two reasons. First I wanted to bring out the central part along with the bee. Second I wanted to canvas the background in yellow and green colors to form more of a texture or pattern rather than a flower. I also wanted this photo to come out more saturated and bright. Very little Photoshop was used on this photo. You can see how one can really alter the color, texture, and brightness of a photo just by fiddling with the exposure. This was a fun shot.
Here the plastic can be seen falling off this rather old Japanese lantern. I think it’s great that these lanterns are not always replaced for some of the newer ones. These older lanterns have a lot of class and are a joy to shoot with all the interesting nuances about them.