Archive for the 'Flowers and Plants' Category

Yucca Flowers

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas on November 20th, 2016 by judy


Yucca flowers in detail — and an attempt to bring out their character in an interesting way…


Posted in Flowers and Plants on November 6th, 2016 by judy


Just a seedpod…

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas on November 2nd, 2016 by judy

seed pods

I like to photograph plants in all their phases. This one I like because of its shallow focus, the color palette, and the interesting blurred background.

White irises

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Home, Texas on October 27th, 2016 by judy

White iris

White irises. I so love irises!

Yellow Rose in the Sunlight

Posted in Flowers and Plants on September 20th, 2016 by judy

Yellow Rose in the Sunlight

This was taken at Bob and Zeina Cook’s house at the Wimberley Studio Tour. I noticed some sun rays on the yellow rose and had to get my camera.

Price of Barbados

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country on September 3rd, 2016 by judy

Pride of Barbados

These striking flowers are called Pride of Barbados or Red Bird of Paradise or probably other things as well. These particular instances are growing at the side of the Visitors Center in Wimberley. I could not resist capturing them!

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