Author Archives: Jorge

Collection

If you have never been to Napa Valley, I would recommend visiting the area – especially the small town of Yountville (just north of Napa). It is a gorgeous little town with lavender everywhere. As you walk down the streets, the smell of the flowering plants permeates the air, as …

Denied

After the first period in the game that I was invited to shoot, the teams switched sides, which brought my friend’s son’s team closer to where I was perched. I removed the extender, which allowed me to dial the lens to f/2.8, giving me the ability to dial down the …

Pucking Awesome

A friend of mine asked me to take some photos of his son playing hockey (his son plays goaltender). It was definitely a new experience for me – and very challenging. Between the odd lighting and the fast action, it was far more different than the shoots that I have …

Engine 235

It can never be denied that the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York (September 11th, 2001) was a tragedy. Regardless of what anyone thinks in regards to the event itself (and what led up to it), a large number of men and women lost their lives that …

De-Railed

If you have never been to the High Line, make sure you check it out if you ever visit New York City. It is essentially a linear park built on an elevated railroad spur along the west side of Manhattan. It is an excellent use of an abandoned section of transit, …

About Face

The vegetation along the High Line (New York City) is quite spectacular. On a recent walkabout in the city that never sleeps, I saw this cluster of Asters in the linear park that looked like they were watching over the path. The overcast sky and drizzle made for a neat composition that emphasized …

Cannonball

I shoot photos of my daughter’s soccer team for myself and the other parents because I think action shots of sporting events are far more interesting than the posed photos that the league provides. In the non-posed photos, you can really see the personality of the kids shine through, and every …

Not Quite Harvest

This photo is an improvement over the one I took earlier this year. It’s true that this moon is much closer to being full – and while this is great because it is reflecting more light from the sun, it is also not so great because it is reflecting more …

Ascension

While insects may give some people the heebie-jeebies, to others they have the potential to hold deeper meaning. Sometimes, insects remind us of people in our lives that we treasure – or perhaps they are a sign of positive events to come. It’s a personal thing that we have to …

Yellow on Yellow

The garden in front of my house attracts all kinds of pollen-gatherers. While my ongoing quest to capture a European Wool Carder on film is still not complete, there are other great opportunities that are constantly presenting themselves. This hover fly, for instance, is perfectly framed in the flower that …

Sunset Paddle

Perhaps not the most stellar photograph – but I do enjoy it. I took this one from East Beach at the Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park. There is something peaceful about paddling in the morning or the evening. The noises of the day have mostly faded away and …

Canisbay Silhouette

Astrophotography is definitely not my strong suit. I took a number of photos last year, and only one of them really turned out the way I wanted it to. Attaining a crisp image is challenging because keeping the exposure too long will result in trails (because the Earth is turning, …