Monday, November 30, 2015

Moonlit Christmas Tree at Driftwood Beach

"Moonlit Christmas Tree at Driftwood Beach"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
The Lord blesses me in so many ways with my photography. This past weekend, I went to Jekyll Island, Georgia to photograph the almost full moon at moonrise on Driftwood beach. My goal was to photograph the moon rising between the driftwood on the beach.
I could not figure out how to light the driftwood and expose the moon properly. This is a new adventure for me as I usually photograph birds. I tried my flash, and I tried to light paint the tree with my iPhone but neither worked.
Before long, the Lord sent and an angel named Emory. He is an awesome photographer that knows well how to photograph a combination of the stars, moon, and trees at night. His photographs of star trails and the driftwood are beautiful!
We used flashlights with a red beam to light paint this tree during a long exposure. He "painted" one side while I "painted" the other. It was a lot of fun and I am thankful for his help!
Since the tree is painted in red, I decided to call it a Christmas tree. Wishing you an early Merry Christmas! Location: Driftwood beach, Jekyll Island Georgia

Monday, November 23, 2015

Cacti Obsession

"Cacti Obsession"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
I never thought I would enjoy photographing cacti, but while I was at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia I became obsessed with photographing them. 

This cactus is the one on the bottom right of the shelf. I love its spiral pattern.

Location: Athens, Georgia

Friday, November 20, 2015

Hey, Focus on Me!

"Hey, Focus on Me!" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
It is hard when photographing a subject to determine where you what the focal point of the image to be. Of course the focal point is the flower as I have blurred out the background, but I wanted to take that step a little further. 
I want your eyes to rest on the stamen in the center of the flower. The stamen are standing at attention as if to say, "Hey, focus on me!" 

Location: Lake Junuluska, North Carolina

Friday, November 13, 2015

The Center of Attention?

"The Center of Attention?"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
I tried to frame the St. Simons Island lighthouse between the driftwood on Jekyll Island. The lighthouse appears really small, and may be overlooked if not pointed out, but it was an important part of my photograph:)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Beauty of Flowers

"The Beauty of Flowers" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

The beauty of flowers bring me much joy. Hoping this photo makes you smile and brings joy to you. 

Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Friday, November 6, 2015

Lurking

"Lurking"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

A great egret looking for a bite to eat on the beach at St. Simons Island, Georgia.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! 

Location: St. Simons Island, Georgia 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Autumn Abstracts


"Autumn Abstracts"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
I decided to posts the abstract reflections I saw in the lake when I photographed the duck I posted on Monday. Even though I am not really an abstract person, they were amazing to look at. My eyes dance all around while looking at the details. I posted my favorite five in the order I like them best. The first photo is my favorite. Enjoy looking:)
 

  


Location: Little Mulberry Park, Dacula, Georgia

Monday, November 2, 2015

On Golden Pond

"On Golden Pond" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

I enjoyed photographing this duck at the Little Mulberry Park. I saw the fall reflections in the water…..I just needed a subject. Then I had a little help from above. A duck flew into the air, made a u-turn and landed right in front of the dazzling reflections. 

Location: Dacula, Georgia