The Photo Focus

Lighting for Lightning

Lighting for Lightning

Lightning flickered in the west. Invisible waves of wind rocked the treetops. Would it rain? The dry ground could use it.“If there is a storm tonight, I might leave when it is over and go to Salt...

Hummingbirds on the Wing

Hummingbirds on the Wing

Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Photo © Kevin Shank. When my wife and I moved into our home in the foothills of the Shenandoah Mountains, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds soon became regular visitors to our...

Creating a Milky Way Panorama

Creating a Milky Way Panorama

There are few things more beautiful than a breathtaking landscape or nightscape—especially one that includes the Lord’s incredible Milky Way! A panorama enhances everything we love about landscapes,...

Favorite Focus, July 2023

Favorite Focus, July 2023

Northern lights as seen in Kansas. Photo © Thaddeaus Magley. Fireflies. Photo © Steven Russell Smith. It looks to me like Steven Russel Smith’s creative juices were working overtime again. Let this...

Focus Illustrated, June 2023

Focus Illustrated, June 2023

I took this HDR panorama just after sundown at a field with a beautiful mixture of Indian paintbrushes and Texas Bluebonnets. I used six individual HDRs and Affinity Photo to make this final...

Favorite Focus, June 2023

Favorite Focus, June 2023

Bald Eagle nest. Photo © Melody Burkholder. Scott's Oriole. Photo © Katherine Hawk. A clouded sulphur butterfly visits a prairie verbena. Photo © Matthew Dzhalovskiy.

Inspiration in a Gerbera Daisy

Inspiration in a Gerbera Daisy

Photo © Timothy Waldner. My sister is so sweet! She gave me a flower—one flower—but she had a special reason. In the summer, when I see a beautiful photo, that just makes me go and take photos...

Our Month of March

Our Month of March

I probably laughed out loud when I saw this foot-in-the-mouth shot. I have no idea where the “foot” comes from. Is it part of the critter? Many of you are sending us your March submissions for the...