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.  […]

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 […]

Calla Lilies again…

Here is another image in my new Cally Lily series, this one from the third day of this setup.  As with the previous image, this photograph was made with Photomatix, this time with seven exposures.  The morning sun is coming through my window from the upper left hand corner.  I first saw this lighting effect […]

New Dogwood Featured Print

I have been busy with the “day to day” of running my business, including making new images.  I hope to post soon, so stay tuned! This month’s Featured Print is “Dogwood blooming, Yosemite National Park, California 2005″ shown to the left.  I created this image five years ago.  My EXIF date shows that I was […]

Winter Ice

On Sunday morning, I discovered these great ice patterns in my bucket of landscape pebbles.  The “bucket” is a rectangular cement mixing bucket which I bought when I was building my waterfall feature on my back patio 9 years ago.  At the time, I noticed how vivid the stones were when wet, and started an […]

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 […]

Foggy sunrise

Here is another image from Monday morning.  I took seven frames, each one stop difference, and my assistant John assembled them using Lightroom and Photomatix’s Lightroom plugin (http://www.hdrsoft.com/).  This was taken with my Canon 16-35mm as the sun rose through the fog.  The tree behind the big oak were heavily tilted due to the convergence […]

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 […]

Horsetail Falls

Last week, I need to make a run to The Ansel Adams Gallery to deliver prints.  I timed the drive so I could check out Horsetail Falls at sunset.  There was some nice light early on, well before sunset, and then clouds came in so it looked like a bust.  But the water lit up […]

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 […]

Ice Jewel

Last weekend, after we had an icy storm that knocked our power out, I made this macro photo.  I had never noticed an “ice drop” of water like this before.  Amazing patterns. This drop was on a young oak tree in my yard, and struggled to compose since I had to stand on a retaining […]

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

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 […]

Mexican Pebbles

In my backyard, I have a rectangular bucket full of Mexican Pebbles I bought many years ago from the local landscaping supplier.  I washed them down and set up to make a pano detail of them.  I aimed to the left for the first frame, then used the Shift function of my Tilt Shift lens, […]