Flower Study: Orchids at The Conservatory of Flowers

Almost every year, Denise and I go to the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park to take photos of the dahlias outside. This year, we decided to go on a Saturday rather than waking up early and going before work like we did last year. Most of the time, San Francisco’s cloudy weather provides …

Dahlias: Part 3

Looking at dahlias through a macro lens gives you a whole new perspective. Dahlia petals were the focus for these shots and sometimes they resemble spikes or feathers, but my favorite is when they look like the organza of a wedding dress.  

Dahlias: Part 2

I can’t get enough of dahlias. If you missed out on Part 1, click here. So lovely and so varied, you don’t even need post-processing. Almost all of these images are straight out of the camera, with maybe one of them cropped. One day, I will grow dahlias. Until then, I will continue killing other …


Golden Gate Park

It’s a beautiful day for a bike ride through Golden Gate Park. The trees are covered in pink and white flowers at this time of year. Don’t forget to stop at Park Chalet for a drink in the back garden.