13th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Honorable Mention, Peninsula Images
"Anne's Poppies Pop"
By Gil Davis
About Gil Davis
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bicycle vacation through the Canadian Rockies in the 1970s inspired
Gil Davis to pick up a camera.
"The scenery was just so gorgeous I wanted to take a picture of it and remember
it," he said.
Davis,63, has been photographing nature ever since. He uses a digital Canon Rebel
and a macro lens. Besides being a photographer, Davis is an investigative reporter
and Macintosh computer consultant.
For inspiration, he turns to Mark Hatasaka, author of "Digital Nature Photography," and
to local photographer, David Hibbard.
"Well, a lot of people have done flower photography. Your challenge is to
take a photograph of a flower in a way that nobody has done before," was
Hibbard's advice to Davis.
"It really spurred me to do something different to capture the texture and
the color and the fragility of an Iceland poppy," Davis said. "I
just try to capture the beauty of nature."