There is an elegance and grace that the aspen tree exudes and I never tire of it. I get lost in the rhythm of their dance. Image copyrighted. Any use requires licensing from Martha Lochert. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com
I sat on my porch as the sun set in July and watched the clouds build in this, the first of the summer monsoon storms. The monsoon officially goes until the end of September and though we’ve had some intense storms, complete with micro-bursts and uprooted trees, it’s dry this week. Hopefully we’ll get some […]
It’s May; time for the fleeting once-a-year blossoms on the Saguaro cactus. If you want to photograph them, get up early in the morning, as they are night-bloomers and their blossoms soon wilt in the sun. These were photographed at about 10 AM and already show signs of burning up from the sunlight. Image copyrighted. Reproduction and […]
“A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” ~ Henry David Thoreau Image copyright Martha Lochert. Reproduction, copying and file sharing is prohibited.
This morning started with my normal routine: get up, feed the dogs, open my son’s bed room door and say “good morning, Aaron; time to get up,” make his lunch for school, let the dogs out, water the plants on my porch, open the door again “Aaron, open your eyes,” check my email, make my bed, open the […]
This was today’s sunset sky. I sat with my mother and son on the front porch and enjoyed the progression from pink to fire orange to subtle violet and peach. As we watched, I was reminded how special the Arizona sunsets are as my son, who is deep in the throws of college applications and entrance exams, […]
This morning I awoke to a lovely surprise: my night-blooming pipe cactus had errupted in a showy display of flowers – 12 of them! So I went out with my point ‘n shoot camera, since my pro cameras were all at the studio, to capture the blooms and got the added bonus of catching a Carpenter Bee enjoying his […]
At one time named the dirtiest city in America because of the horrible air quality from the Weirton Steel and Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Mills, Steubenville, Ohio’s air is now relatively clean, but only as a result of the mills closing and/or drastically cutting back production when steel manufacturing started being outsourced to China and […]
“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair… ” ~Susan Polis Shutz
The other day I did my daily morning routine of watering the plants on my patio. Being a more drought tolerant plant than my potted plants, it had been awhile since I had watered the bougainvillea which flanks the wall by my swimming pool, so I headed on over to give it a good soaking. As […]
By Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better […]
It’s hot in the Sonora Desert. The daytime high’s are still hovering around 106 degrees as we near the end of August. The dogs & cats are lazing in the shade or inside their homes, birds are perched on branches with their mouths open and the lizards are scurrying around, stopping only long enough to do some […]
A thirty second exposure and about twenty manual bursts of an off-camera flash was used to make this photo, which was created from out of the darkness of the very secluded community of Saguaro Ranch in far northwest Tucson. Beyond the glare of the city lights and traffic, this is a most peaceful place where stars shine brightly. […]
This little spider is a Green Lynx (Peucetia viridans). I found him crawling around on a plant by a stream in the Santa Rita Mountains of southern Arizona. That I saw him at all is remarkable since, besides the fact that his color blends so perfectly with the plant, he is only 1/4 to 1/2 inch big! […]
Sometimes my job as photographer is very glamorous. I get dressed up and photograph black tie events with distinguished guests such as Henry Kissinger, Shimon Perez, President Bill Clinton, his Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dr. Maya Angelou, etcetera. Then there are the other photography sessions – the ones that are, shall we say, a bit less glamorous. For those, […]
Well now here’s something you don’t see everyday: mating ladybugs. Apparently it was cause for pause, not only by me, but by the voyeuristic bug looking on, who hadn’t seen such a sight before either!
This week my home town of Tucson, Arizona is hosting the U.S. Open Sychronized Swimming Competition, which makes me think of this photo I created of some wanna-be competitors out at Agua Caliente Park. They’ve got good form, sychronization & even a nice overall design element … on a 10.0 scoring scale I give them a 9.85!