iPhone 6 Panoramic

iPhone 6 Panoramic

Panoramic iPhone 6 Swimming Pool



Panoramic iPhone 6

One of things I love best about my cell phone is what the Panoramic iPhone 6 can do.

Many of the new smart phones have this incredible feature to their photography making abilities.

Not only is this a ton of fun but has many other useful uses.

Crazy amazing technology that is built into these little devices.

Not only is it a phone that we talk on but a small computer, internet connector, browser, movie and TV screen but also a video and still camera that is very powerful.

Wow! And it is so small it fits into my pocket.

I used to (still do) shoot panoramic photography on my Nikon DSLR camera and then stitch a number of images together in Photoshop. It makes one wide image like our eye’s see.

My cell phone can now do it in its own photo processor and fast.

I now no longer need a wide angle for this device.

I can now capture the whole seen before me without skipping a beat and missing anyone on the edge.

The three panoramic images on this page were shot with the iPhone 6.

The top one was shot by my son Jason at a family pool party.

He also used a grunge filter that you can get as a app to make adjustments on your images in the cell phone itself.

The second one was taken at a homeless dinner at Sun Valley Christian Church in Tempe and the third one was shot at one of my families gathering for a birthday party.

I have many creative idea’s brewing in my head that I want to try.

How about you?

Dew Drop

Dew Drop

Due Drop In is a photograph of a water droplet on a branch





Dew Drop

I love macro photography because, not only can I visit tiny landscapes in real time, but I can revisit it over and over again.

You can look at something up close and personal with your eyes, but the perspective changes dramatically when you put a macro lens on a DSLR.

Depth of field changes considerably, and isolation becomes magnified.

Sometimes I just like to look at the tiny world through the lens without even snapping an image–just because I like to look at this small world as life goes by.

The capture on digital or film is an extra benefit, and a blessing beyond what my mind’s eye saves.

This image was saved on Kodachrome 64 slide film, with a Nikon F2 on a 55mm macro lens.

I loved that transparency film and sometimes miss it. The saturation was amazing.

But I also LOVE digital.

To see more of my photography go here: Dew Drop In at Fine Art America.

Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography – McCormick Ranch Arizona

Wedding Photography at McCormick Ranch Arizona 


Back in the day when I owned a photography studio called Fresh Look Images, we used to take wedding photography at venue called McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona.

I originally blogged about the wedding photography that we shot at that location back in 2009 on Google Blog Spot.

I no longer use that platform to blog on but I now use WordPress to build my websites and do my blogging on so I forgot what I had blogged about in those days.

Wedding Photography at McCormick Ranch Arizona Wedding Photography at McCormick Ranch Arizona Wedding Photography at McCormick Ranch Arizona






A bride contacted me recently on my Visual Adventurer Facebook page and wanted to know if I was the same photographer that shot the original images for that blog. She also sent me the link.

It brought back many memories from the weddings that we shot at McCormick Ranch from the 2001-2009.

I loved the venue because it was located on a golf course in Scottsdale right next to a lake.

All the images you see on this page were taken at that location.

 If you would like to see the original blog post go here: McCormick Ranch Wedding Photography

My son Jason and Daughter-in-law Candace both take professional wedding photography.They both have their own photography businesses but many times shoot together.

You can find their websites here:

Candace Gier at CG Photo and Design

Jason Tarr at BTS Photography

Gladiolus flowers

Gladiolus flowers

     Gladiolus Flowers – Up Close and Personal

Up Close of the interior of a Gladiolus flowers showing its pedals.Tthese gladiolus flowers and I go back a number of years. Back to the 1970’s I would think.

One of my favorite things to photograph since I could handle a camera was macro or close up photography. I love peering inside of things to see how they tick.

I like the feeling when you isolate things and have them stand out.

F stops and shutter speeds change the depth of field considerably but so does a macro lens. Many times I use a tripod so I can manipulate the two variables.

The gladiolus flowers came from my sisters garden in Michigan.

She would enter them into competition at county fairs and come home with many ribbons. She still grows amazing flowers in and around the outside of her home but now she lives in Ohio.

This image was shot on Kodachrome 64 slide film on a Nikon F2 film camera with a 55mm macro lens.

I shoot all digital now but the feeling is still the same when I capture something just right. 

To view more of my photography go here to Fine Art America.