Tuesday, May 16, 2006

wildflowers, birds and Singh-Ray filters

I must be a fool starting a blog right at the beginning of spring - the time of year when there's barely time to sleep, let alone sit at my computer and blog - when instead I can be out chasing warblers and wildflowers.

Spring photography is going well. I've been to Point Pelee National Park and Rondeau Provincial Park a couple times shooting migrant songbirds, with very good success (watch for some photos later). And with the unseasonably warm weather in late April - early May, many wildflowers are out a couple weeks early and in profusion. My yard is full of white & red trilliums, plus an assortment of other species - so that's keeping me busy. You can never have enough trillium photos!

I'm a big fan of Singh-Ray filters, which I've been using for years. The folks at Singh-Ray recently asked me to test some filtering techniques and give them my feedback, so you'll be the first to hear about the results here on the blog, or on my website. Three days after receiving the filters, I bagged a magazine cover shot with their large-sized ND grad. That's definitely my fastest turnaround time for a cover!

Hope you're having a great spring so far!