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Looking Down

Fungi on Cherry Tree

When walking around, I typically look forward and upward.  I have to remind myself to look down at the treasures at my feet.  This clump of fungi caught my eye with all its lines and colors.  Many of the aging cherry trees had severe scars and wounds, a great place for fungi to start.  Such great color was a gift for my eyes.

Mixture of Color and a Little Imagination

Cherry Trees – Heather Heights Orchard

Color, Color, Color is everywhere I turn.  Greens, yellows, oranges, reds. and even a little brown fill my eyes.  It looks like an abstract painting.  My mind opens up for creative possibilities.  Here is one:

Cherry Trees Abstract

All it takes is a little reverse “C” swipe and imagination!

A Walk in the Orchard

Neighbor’s Cherry Orchard

There is an old cherry orchard just up the road from our house.  In fall, the leaves turn shades of yellow and orange.  The grasses turn to a golden straw color.  Birds are everywhere fluttering about.  A hawk frequently perches on an overhead orchard fan.  It is a nice place to walk and explore during all seasons of the year.  

Sections of the orchard are being removed each year to make room for new young trees.  I do not know how much longer the old stand of trees will remain.  So until then, I will explore as often as I can.  I will present images of a walk I took about a month ago in my next few posts.

I Love the Morning!

Sunrise – Heather Heights, Selah, WA

I love the morning!  Each new day brings a new look at the world.  It may be dark and intriguing.  It may be a little dull, but still full of potential of what may come.  Or it may be bright and colorful, like today!  But, no matter what it first looks like, it brings new thoughts, feelings, and opportunities.
 
This morning, I was writing at my desk.  I looked up and saw a little color enter the sky.  I put down my pen and quickly picked up my camera and walked out barefooted onto the patio.  I opened my shutter and let the light flow in.  It only lasted a minute or so.  If I would have waited to finish the sentence I was writing, I would have missed the opportunity.
 
Life and photography are similar in many ways.  Never pass up a chance to create a beautiful image.  Never pass up an opportunity to live life to its fullest.
 
 

Turn Around

Neighbor’s Trees

After the excitement of receiving the view of the gold patches shown in my post yesterday, I turned around and saw my neighbor’s trees silhouetted against the clouds. Quickly, I pulled out my I-phone again and received this additional gift.  Seconds later the beautiful sunset pastel disappeared.

I am thankful to have my I-phone camera ready at all times.  I can never anticipate when a gift will present itself.

Not Every Sunrise is Bright

Misty Morning from My Backyard

The few days prior to this were beautiful orange and pink sunrises. The previous days in late November had been warm.  During the night, the temperature had dropped.  I was drinking my morning cup of coffee looking out over my back yard, waiting for another brilliant sunrise.  I was surprised as the sun creeped over the horizon exposing this misty view of the valley below.  Each morning has its unique beauty.

Beautiful Way to Start the Day

“Looking Out My Bedroom Window”

I received this beautiful gift yesterday morning.  The combination of a brilliant sunrise reflecting off beautiful lenticular clouds … I couldn’t ask for a better way to start the day.  It inspired me to get out and spend several hours walking around my yard taking remnants of the fall colors with my macro lens.  It was a wonderful morning, full of discovery and exploration!

Dogwood Impasto

160421_Dogwood ImpastoMultiple Exposure:  Dogwood Blooms and Asphalt Pavement

I got a little bored shooting in the garden.  Nothing was “Popping” for me.  So I thought I would have a little fun with multiple exposures.  This image is a combination of a Pink Dogwood branch and a texture photo of a section of asphalt pavement.  Magic happens.

To finish it off I decided to experiment a little with Topaz Impression.  Here I used the Impasto I preset.  Something a little different.