Bracket Fungus by Mike Hope
In the Quinault Rain Forest Fungus abound
Afternoon Tulips by Mike Hope
A quick shot as the afternoon light was catching the glow of the tulips.
Butchart Dahlia by Mike Hope
Butchart Dahlia captured in the magnificent Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island near Victoria. These gardens are one of the most beautiful in the world and were transformed from an old quarry. They have to be seen to be appreciated!!
The close-up sunflower shot yesterday in the late afternoon light..
Jul3 Vase by Mike Hope
Test with a 12 mm wide angle, hand held manual focus with Sony A7Rii and Rokinon 12mm
Sunflower close up
Sunflower close up on windowsill
Lily of the Lake by Mike Hope
A day at echo Park....Revisited with some filter and texture in post. Inspiring in some inner natural beauty of LA
Sun Flower Envelope by Mike Hope
Sunflower Postcard envelope treatment and warming light leak on upper left. Handwriting and post mark.
FlowSunFlower by Mike Hope
Another working of the sunflower shoot done in late afternoon light and filtered with texture and vignette.
Wet & Sunny Tu by Mike Hope
Working on the Sunflowers. They are always inspiring...
2nd Sunflower 40mm by Mike Hope
2nd sunflower of the evening taken with 40mm canon lens on Sony A7Rii
Vibrant Sunflower by Mike Hope
Sunflower HDR and Vibrant filter by Mike Hope
Afternoon Rose by Mike Hope
Just trying out some old lenses and took a close up with a 300mm Canon on the Sony A7Rii
STOP by Mike Hope
Stop Light on Classic old car on Redondo Pier
Rose in Glass by Mike Hope
Just playing with old lenses and filters in LR
Stigma Tu by Mike Hope
Close up of droplet forming on a stigma
In Bud by Mike-Hope.jpg
Off the cuff natural late afternoon light shot. Hand held with Sony AR7ii
Afternoon Rose by Mike Hope
Further afternoon rose with old FD lens either 50mm or 300mm L series
Soft Tu Lips B&W by Mike Hope
Afternoon sun from behind illuminating these fine tulips so I had to take a quick shot and though B&W would be good.
Orchid HP at the Conservatory of Flowers
Orchid at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco Golden Gate Park
Seductive is the Orchid by Mike Hope
A seductive orchid almost looks like a bird of prey in battle for the seductress of the orchid. Well that's my thought!! What do you think...
Wet Sunflower by Mike Hope
This is a sunflower I took in the living room in natural sunlight. I took five different exposures and then fused them in an HDR process. Then I added a software rain filter to give the final effect. Hope you like it.
Rusty's racing by Mike Hope
Side door of old classic with Rusty's Racing on the side
Bel Air Art Deco Eagle by Mike Hope
This is a classic car Chrysler Bel Air, circa 1956, eagle emblem. I used black and white with a slight texturizer effect for a more canvas look. Hope you like it.
Coke Can - Mike Hope
Coke Can beaten up and old on a walk in Redondo Beach - rewoked in black and white to give it more pop!
Chrysler Classic Eagle Hood Mascot By Mike Hope
Dark Tulip by Mike Hope
A tulip taken in natural afternoon light and placed on dark background layer with vignette effect.
Brita by Mike Hope
Caught this morning while testing an old Canon FD lens that I converted to EOS using one of the EdMika kits
2001 Movie Cam - Mike Hope
2001 Movie Camera. Taken at the Krubrick exhibition. Hand held in low light no flash. with Canon EOS-M 22mm lens. Having lots of fun!!
Lalique Yoga with iPad Back Drop
Lalique Crystal, taken with iPad as backdrop finished in lightroom and PS elements. Natural Light.
Old Scrabble Board - Mike Hope
I saw this on a trip to Ojai. Sitting on a table so I got a quick shot!
Old Coke Can kicking around Redondo Beach by Mike Hope
Vibrant Sunflower HDR with Vibrantfilter
SoftSun by Mike Hope
Soft close up of Sun flower with bokeh effect...
B&W Sunflower burst in lightroom filter by Mike Hope
Black & white sunflower
Scrabble Board - Collectors - Mike-Hope
Old Scrabble Board by Mike Hope. Saw this in Ojai at the Resort and Spa. It is a collectors special wood edition and really looked great. Caught hand held with the Canon 60D
Victoria Scales Weigh Machine - Redondo Pier - Mike Hope
A Weigh Machine with a little Sin City Filter on Redondo Pier by Mike Hope
Pop Art Watch - Mike Hope
Watch taken with Laser light and pop art effect
Watch on Swirl under Lazer - Mike Hope
Just playing around with laser light on the Accutron. Added a little swirl in the background.
Ovation - Guitar - Acoustic
Ovation guitar bridge close-up
Pual Reed Smith - Guitar Fret
PRS Guitar fret close up showing inlayed bird design
TuClose - Tulip - Mike Hope
Natural Light Tulip, Lightroom Crop and filter. Prints out large and looks dramatic! Mike Hope
A really vibrant tulip with natural light beaming through. Prints large and looks great!
Tulips under natural light re-processed in lightroom using custom filters
Yoga positions, Lalique
Lalique 2 - Crystal
iPad was used as backdrop by Mike Hope
Lalique wirh iPad on as back drop and iPhone light shining on head
Slow or Fast
78RPM Old record Player Speed dial
Mellow Orchid - Mike Hope
Orchid lit from behind and taken in natural light
Lalique reflection on Ipad
Fresh spring grass shot in the Palos Verdes hills. Simple and clean!
Two Daisies joined in a merge of color
Catus - Prickly Pear?
Palos Verdes Botanical Gardens -Opuntia microdasys
Morning Rose - Mike Hope
A rose in the early morning dew
Prickle B&W - Mike Hope
Close of cactus, taken at the Botanical Gardens in Palos Verdes, California
Grain Dispenser by Mike Hope
An old type copper grain or cereal dispenser in a great curio shop in Lake Arrowhead
Directors Chair - Mike Hope
Picture taken at the Kubrick Exhibit in Los Angeles. This was taken with the Canon EOS-M through glass hand held and then given some grunge and crop work in post.
Sun up at Grand Canyon Mike-Hope
Shot taken early morning just as the sun was breaking over the rim of the Grand Canyon. Quiet and cold. Perfect time to view it and watch as the majesty unfolds!!
Gourd - Mini Pumpkin
Mini Pumpkin - Gourd taken on the balcony early morning light with tree leaves in background
shot of yoga lalique macro and worked in black and white with old film effect. looks a little creepy and not what the real life piece gives off but its my interpretation of this nice yoga figure shot in natural light
Barbed Flip Flops
A shot taken of a pile of flip flops with barbed wire as the toe supports. I took this at the LA ART exhibition and decided it had more impact with a grain B&W film effect. Taken with the hand held EOS-M Canon 22mm lens
Fire Bucket Mike Hope
Fire Buckets at the Calico Ghost Town, Yermo, California, south of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. Taken late afternoon as the sun was going down. Great place to visit in the desert. An old silver mining town long deserted and now a museum and active turist attraction.
Old Chest Mike Hope
An old metal chest out on the Calico Ghost town near Yermo, California.
by Mike Hope
Old drawers with numbers focused on 18
Hope Pebbles by Mike Hope
Inspirational Pebbles in Black and White
Santa Monica Parking by Mike Hope
Santa Monica Parking structure off 2nd Street tken late afternoon looking up. It was Brit week nice afternoon!!
Two Lips Mike Hope (of )
Tulips taken in the evening sunshine!
Northwestern Pacific - Fishermans Warf
Northwestern Pacific on Fishermans Warf San Francisco
cash register by mike hope
Cash Register caught on a antique store walk around with the Canon EOS-M hand held.
Summer Rose Tu by Mike Hope
A photo from the garden using a 35mm 1.4 Rokinon hand held on the Canon 6D
Petworth Pot by Mike Hope
Petworth House UK
Golden Square 1807 Classic Piano
Old Petworth Piano 1807
Colorful Orchid by Mike Hope.jpg
Taken at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Ferrari Berlinetta Wheel
Brand New Berlinetta by Ferrari
Cobra Stripe by Mike Hope
Shot on Redondo Pier Classic Car show
Stigma by Mike Hope
Nice close up off the cuff hand held natural light
Warmth of the Stigma by Mike Hope
Close up handheld natural light
Color Spin by Mike Hope
A whirly wind thing on the beach
Weight for It by Mike Hope
Weighing machine on redondo Pier
Lacock Matilda Talbot typewriter
Vintage typewriter from Lacock Abbey the home of Henry Fox Talbot the pioneer of photography. This typewriter was thought to have been used by his granddaughter Matilda Talbot. "They wanted me to be the best I could be, and I wanted not to disappoint them". Matilda Talbot.
Sunflower Evening by Mike Hope
A sunflower taken in the evening sun today
Sunflower evening 2 by Mike Hope
Second in the set from this evening as the sun was warming the flowers
Trumpet Flower by Mike Hope
Taken in September at Butchart Gardens in Victoria Canada.
Dahlia in late afternoon radience
Taken late afternoon at Butchart gardens, Victoria, Canada. Such a wonderful place to visit...
Close up in the afternoon sun of a radiant red and gold dahlia.
Flower of the Sun by Mike Hope
Shot in Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island in late afternoon and used a little overlay
Black & White Flower by Mike Hope
A beautiful Daisy in Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island
Old B&W Coke Can by Mike Hope
My old favorite Coke can that i just reworked with a duo filter for background effect to give the wall and surface more definition and grungy look.
Dahlia B&W by Mike Hope
A beautiful Dahlia close up in the late afternoon sun and processed in Black & White in PS
CA Daisy Spring by Mike Hope
Spring Daisies in Hermosa
CA Daisy Spring by Mike Hope
Daisies on the way to Hermosa Beach
Early morning hike on Thoroughbred Trail, PV
Sunny and Dark by Mike Hope
Sunny late afternoon weekend shot of sunflowers
Vivid Lilies by Mike Hope
Vivid water lilies late afternoon at San Juan Capistrano Mission