The Beginning of a Portfolio / Morning Light

Last Monday, my kids went back to school. My 13 year old daughter started 8th grade, and I have the morning run, taking her to her new school which is 20 minutes away from my house. I will be making the drive nearly every weekday until next June. Seeing the I will be driving through […]

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 […]

Raising the bar…

Life is full of lessons.  When I went to Yosemite Valley a few weeks ago, as with every spring for 33 years, I tried to create a new dogwood images.  I always gravitate to the same tree where I have made my best dogwood images.  I call it my Home Tree.  I tried a few […]

Yosemite Waterfalls

I am posting one of the waterfall photographs that I took on Mother’s Day in Yosemite.  It was raining as I photographed.  Using my Tilt Shift lens, I exposed three frames that I later stitched together using Photoshop CS5.  You might also enjoy seeing other panos in my Panoramic Portfolio on my web site. This […]

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 […]

After the storm…

Yesterday we had a wonderful morning of fog after the night’s rain storm.  I have driven by this location many times in the past, made note of its potential, and finally got myself over there after the morning’s usual parental duties!  Unfortunately, I started out with the wrong lens so I lost some good light […]

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 […]

This month’s Featured Print / Holiday Offer

Half Dome after winter storm, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California 2008 ORDER BY DEC 17 TO RECEIVE BY CHRISTMAS! This month’s Featured Print is “Half Dome after winter storm, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California 2008” shown to the right. The Special Edition photograph is an archival inkjet print, sized to 9″ x 6″ […]

Forest Fog in BW

John and I are working on a new update of my Meditations in Monochrome portfolio.  This version will be available in book form as a Deluxe Edition with a fine art print.  I am hoping to get it all online by Thanksgiving.  This version will include some new images, including the new Forest Fog image […]

Monterey Bay Sunrise

This photograph was made at sunrise overlooking Monterey Bay from Point Pinos.  I used my Singh Ray Vari-ND filter to use a slow shutter speed so the surf would be blurred.  Check out info on this filter here:  Singh Ray Vari-ND filter I hope you enjoy this one!  You might enjoy seeing my portfolio from […]

New Featured Print – Black oaks, autumn, El Capitan Meadow

For the month of September, I am offering a new Special Edition “Mini” Print from my Yosemite portfolio. I am releasing one image at a time as a “Featured Print” which you will be able to purchase directly from me! This month’s Featured Print is “Black Oaks, autumn, Yosemite National Park, California 1984″ shown to […]