Apr 8 2012

Image of the Day: Spirals and Reflections

Valerie Hayes


Spirals and Reflections (Passion Vine)

Reflections | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

Mar 21 2012

Image of the Day: Magnolia 2

Valerie Hayes


Magnolia 2

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“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.”
~Charles Darwin

Mar 18 2012

Image of the Day: Lotus Bud 1

Valerie Hayes
Lotus Bud 1--BW State 2wm

Lotus Bud 1

Known as the biosphere to scientists and as the creation to theologians, all of life together consists of a membrane around earth so thin that it cannot be seen edgewise from a satellite yet so prodigiously diverse that only a tiny fraction of species have been discovered and named.
‘Vanishing Before Our Eyes’, Time (26 Apr 2000).

Mar 10 2012

Images of the day: Daffodils

Valerie Hayes
Daffodils 1--Tech Pan

Daffodils 1, processed in Lightroom to resemble a photo taken with Kodak Tech Pan



Daffodils 1–Tech Pan-1 | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

I have been experimenting with processing the same image several different ways in Lightroom.  Above, an image of daffodils has been processed to look as though it were taken with Kodak Tech Pan film, a very fine-grain, low-ASA film.  The mood and look are quite different than when the same image is processed to look as though it were taken with some other type of film.  The details are different; the tones are different; the emphasis is different.

Daffodils 1--Cyanotype

Daffodils 1--processed in Lightroom to resemble a cyanotype


Daffodils 1--PH

Aug 20 2011

Shoals Spider Lilies, Flint River, GA

Valerie Hayes



Hymenocallis coronaria, a rare and beautiful flower with an unusual habitat–in among rocks in clean, flowing water.  To photograph them, you have to wade out into the river with your camera.  Because of their specialized requirements, they make lousy garden plants, yet collecting is one of the things that threatens them, that and the loss of their habitat.  It is still possible to find rare wonders if you know where to look, and you don’t necessarily even have to travel very far…


Shoals Spider Lilies-2 | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.