Upper Mammoth Hot Springs Cascades
This image was taken from an observation point just below that of my previous post. I liked the contrast of the orange-brown deposits against the white alkaline deposits. The puffiness of the clouds balanced that of the deposits.
Next post, a view from below …
Colorado Blue Spruce Tip – New Growth
As I was walking around my yard, I was just looking for images to pop into my sight. I have photographed new growth on evergreens more times than I can imagine. However, I have never made an image on new growth taken from a head on perspective. A tip of new growth from a Colorado Blue Spruce just jumped out in front of my eyes. So I looked around more to try to get one that was the most symmetrical. My mind started to think what I could do with this from an abstract point of view. I plan to apply some creative alternatives in a future post.
Like my friend John Barclay (www.johnbarclayphotography.com) emphasizes. Do not force a photograph, let the image come to you. This one did …
Canon 7D MkII, EF 100-400mm L@ 100mm, f/11, 1/1000 sec, ISO 400
This is my first blog entry since the end of 2015. Since then I have moved from Bucks County, Pennsylvania (between Philly and NY City) to rural Central Washington. It is good to be back home in the country side where I grew up. Life is simpler here.
Residential growth has expanded in the rural areas. The area where I live was an orchard belonging to one of my school mates family. I remember exploring the area when I was a kid. There is a lot of rural charm in the area including this tree located on a nearby side hill. There are still a lot of undeveloped areas to explore. My challenge will be to get out several times a week, walk the area and find new adventures.