passion

A Passionate Nature – Free Desktop Wallpaper

The flower of the Passion fruit vine (Passiflora edulis) is one of my favorites. Delicate, intricate and exotic, it embodies the fullness and diversity of Creation. That’s just my opinion, of course, but I feel pretty passionate about it. 🙂

I’ve made this hi-res 2560×1708 image available for you to use as a desktop wallpaper. Download it by reverse clicking on the image below and choosing to save it to your computer. I hope you like it.

"A Passionate Nature", Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/60 sec., 130mm

“A Passionate Nature”, Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/60 sec., 130mm
Reverse click on the image and choose “Save Image As…” (or the equivalent)

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Photographing people, places, pets and ponderings.

Booking family, personal, business and pet portrait sittings throughout Central Florida

Be sure to visit my booth at Space Cost Pride on May 25th!

Let Them Eat Cakes

Jordan Moran is an enterprising and talented young entrepreneur. Just a few months away from graduating from The Art Institute of Salt Lake City’s culinary school, he has already acquired a storefront for channeling his passion. The cakes Jordan creates at Bayshore Cakes are beautiful and original works of art that taste as amazing as they look. Being customer focused, his commitment to satisfying the visions of his clients accounts for the majority of his business coming from word-of-mouth referrals. And business is growing.

I had the pleasure of spending some time watching and photographing Jordan at work on Friday. Not only was it educational – I had no idea what went into creating an intricate 5-tiered wedding cake – it was inspiring to observe someone less than half my age working with such dedication to realize his dream one satisfied customer at a time.

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/60 sec at f/2.5, Nikon SB-700 flash with modified Gary Fong Lightsphere

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/60 sec at f/7.1, SB-700 flash with modified Gary Fong Lightsphere

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/60 sec at f/7.1, SB-700 flash with modified Gary Fong Lightsphere (Doug is really nuts about his dog, the reason for the bones that were requested to adorn each side of the cake.)

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/60 sec at f/11, SB-700 flash with modified Gary Fong Lightsphere

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Stop by tomorrow for a look at photos from my visit with bagpiper Louis Bartlett following his performance at the Midvale Senior Center and the last installment in my week of people-focused blog posts.

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