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More playing with flowers…

Posted in Flowers and Plants on August 28th, 2016 by judy

White Iris

Red Dome Blanketflower

Posted in Flowers and Plants on August 27th, 2016 by judy
Red Dome Blanketflower

Red Dome Blanketflower  or Gaillardia Pinnatifida.  Playing with flowers…

Cholla Cluster

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas on August 23rd, 2016 by judy

Cholla Cluster

In 2007 we went to Big Bend State Park in mid April. The flowers that year were fantastic! My popular Cholla piece originates from that trip. Today I worked on another photograph from that trip, another Cholla.
 
The post processing treatment on this is similar to the original Cholla although I constantly change the tools I use and the way I use them. I also reserve the right to “fiddle” with a particular piece each time I print it… So one print and another of the same name may be slightly different. However, if I change them significantly, I change the name.
 
In this case most of the work is to make the flowers “pop” and the background not pop. I often use a tool to bring out “edges” on flowers. I think our eyes see edges better than cameras anyway… But I like the increased detail because I hope it helps people see things they do not normally notice.
 
By the way, for those who constantly ask “what camera do you use” this was taken with a small sensor superzoom fixed lens camera, the Panasonic FZ50. Of course, it’s no longer with me but it served me very well.

Window and Flowers

Posted in Architecture, Flowers and Plants, Western on August 15th, 2016 by judy

Window and Flowers, Taos

Found in Taos, New Mexico

Hollyhocks and Adobe

Posted in Flowers and Plants on August 12th, 2016 by judy

Hollyhocks and adobe with quote

Georgia O’Keeffe

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Quote on August 9th, 2016 by judy

OKeeffe-quote--Heart-of-a-Magnolia-Blossom

Tree

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas on August 7th, 2016 by judy

Goliad State Park Tree

Shapely tree at Goliad State Park, captured with my infrared camera.

Quote of the day

Posted in B&W, Flowers and Plants, Quote on August 6th, 2016 by judy

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Lotus Flower in the Evening Sun

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend on July 31st, 2016 by judy

Lotus Flower in Evening Sun

Lotus Flower in Evening Sun. I love lotus flowers so I was very excited when I found a pond along TX 35 in Rockport that is chocky full of lotus flowers! Can only get very close in a boat or at least waders, so this was taken with a long telephoto…

Wine grapes

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Texas on July 29th, 2016 by judy

Vineyard tour

These are wine grapes just starting to turn.  This photograph was taken on a vineyard tour at Driftwood Winery.