William Neill’s Top Forty Images for 2011

I have just put together a collection of my favorite photographs from 2011. Usually, I edited this collection more tightly but I think it might be helpful to show the wide range of creative tangents I took this past year.  To read more about my perspective on the importance of annual assessments, I suggest that […]

River of Light, Virgin River in the Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah 2011

During my recent trip to Zion, I met up with my friend and former assistant John O’Connor to take a hike up the Narrows of the Virgin River.  We were so caught up with making images of all the wonderful reflections and other canyon details, we didn’t get very far, not even to the Orderville […]

Lily Flower, Ahwahnee, California 2011

Practice, practice… I’ve been very frustrated lately because I haven’t been able to get out of the office and up to Yosemite for waterfalls, reflections in the meadow, corn lilies in the high country.  Fortunately, my water lilies are in bloom and I check them out every day.  We had an amazing rain storm Tuesday […]

Roots and Rocks, Merced River at Happy Isles, Yosemite National Park, California 2011

I have been very overwhelmed with work and thus have a large backlog of images to process.  I made this image last month at Happy Isle in Yosemite, which is an amazing place anytime but especially during high water.  This subtle image is part of my ongoing efforts to reveal the Inner Yosemite!  I hope […]

Dogwood blossoms and the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California 2011

Here is my favorite image from  Saturday May 7th in Yosemite. The dogwood were beautiful, and I had a blast! More to come!  I posted this image on FB earlier but loaded the wrong jpg. Enjoy, and please give me your feedback!  Bill

Calla Leaves, Ahwahnee, California 2011

For the past couple of months, I have been watching this calla plant growing in my living/dining room area.  The light comes through two different windows to light the leaves to various effect.  This past Sunday, I finally saw a composition worth setting up for.  I hung up my black piece of velvet on the […]

My Favorite Images of 2010

I am finally posting a selection of my favorite photographs from 2010. Maybe I’ll have to follow the trend and pick the top ten. Please let me know which ones are your favs!  Thanks to all of you who have followed my ongoing adventures in creative photography. Happy New Year,  Bill Salsify Seeds, 2010 Ice, […]

William Neill’s Yosemite: Volume One ebook is now available

I am pleased to announce the publication of my latest ebook, William Neill’s Yosemite: Volume One. I have compiled 52 of my favorite images created using film cameras. The majority of the photographs were made with my 4×5 view camera, and the exposure dates range from 1977 to 2005. I have lived and photographed in […]

A foggy trip to the Oregon coast.

Last week, I traveled with my family on a camping trip to the Bandon area of the Oregon coast.  It was cold and windy, which not unusual and a refreshing break from the heat here.  If you’ve been to my Facebook page, I’ve already posted a very foggy image from the first evening there.  The […]

Lily Flower

I have a small pond adjacent to my backyard patio, and the lilies are in bloom!  I made this image on Sunday, using two frames stitched together in Photoshop CS5.  To fulfill my concept, I cut the flower, then placed it in a small bowl of water which in turn was placed on black velvet.  […]

Calla Impressions

I continue to edit my Cally Lily images.  I made a few new Impressions of Light images.  Here is one of them.  Would love to hear your comments! Cheers,   Bill I haven’t had time to fully edit my Yosemite images from last weekend.  Soon, I hope! Impressions of Light – Deluxe Edition Impressions of Light […]

Spring impressions…

New photo! I made this image yesterday evening.  My purple plums are just started blooming, so out comes the camera!  I used my Canon 90mm TS lens with two Canon 2x extenders.  It’s a bit like have a Lensbaby, and I could play around with focus point and blurring the background.  The image was made […]

Dune Pattern and Storm Clouds, Death Valley National Park, California

Dune Pattern and Storm Clouds, Death Valley National Park, California  1983 Photographed in 1983 with a Wista 4×5 Field Camera Last week, when a client asked me to show him some dune images, my eyes lit up.  I happily sent him a selection of jpgs to review.  This process got my memory in gear and […]

Agave in Color

I am posting the color rendition of my Agave, Hawaii photograph.  I am very pleased with both versions. Do you prefer one over the other?  I am leaning towards the BW version, but still love the rich color and strong contrasting lines seen here. Enjoy!   Bill The William Neill Store By Nature’s Design

New BW Agave image…

Here is a newly scanned 4×5 image of an agave taken on Maui in 1994.  We are working on both color and BW versions, and found many compelling directions.  Thanks to John O’Connor for the great scanning and PS work.  Stay tuned for more variations.  I think that there is an article to write about […]

Meditations in Monochrome-Deluxe Edition

We have just launched a hardbound, Deluxe Edition of my Meditations in Monochrome portfolio. The book comes packaged with a Special Edition print, or two if you wish. This will make a great holiday gift, so we are taking orders now! If you wish to receive the Deluxe Edition by Christmas, please order before December […]