Wildflowers – Snow Mountain Ranch
As I walked along the trail at Snow Mountain Ranch, I stopped frequently and just looked around enjoying the countryside. Almost every time, something caught my eye. This simple image of rocks and flowers was one of those moments.
Photography has taught me to see the beauty and interesting things around me. Today, everywhere I look, I see something interesting that makes me step back and enjoy the moment. When I become engrossed on a photographic subject, I feel like I become part of it. I am no longer just an observer.
Daisies with Antlers
This clump of daisies (?) jumped out and grabbed me as I was walking by. It looked like the clump had a pair of antlers coming out of it. Old dead sagebrush take on very unusual shapes.
Wildflowers – Snow Mountain Ranch, Cowiche, Washington
I took a day to explore and photograph wildflowers. I tried to capture both the overall feel of the large masses of flowers and their place in the countryside as well as individual vignettes of little scenes of flowers and interesting subjects.
This image I attempted to capture the field of bright wildflowers set against the green hillsides covered with sage brush and bunch grass and the interesting clouds in the background. My objective was to capture the feel of the beautiful, cloudy, peaceful day.
Forsythia Tree in Our Back Yard
This Forsythia Tree is the first Spring bloom in our yard. It signifies new life, a new beginning, and new hope. Easter brings the same feeling to me. Our Lord through his ultimate sacrifice, brings new life to all of us. HAPPY EASTER!
Fuji X-T1, XF 18-135mm @ 105mm, f/11, 1/340 sec, ISO 400
Along the northwest section of the park drive, yellow hills and green valleys provided a change in color contrast of the landscape. This post concludes my quick trip through the badlands. Some day I hope to go back and explore the area at a more leisurely pace.
Fuji X-T1, XF55-200mm @ 200mm, f/4.8, 1/1500 sec, ISO 200
This image follows the approach shown in my last two posts. Here I used the bright yellow of the flowering Forsythia along the back fence line as a background to force the viewers eye to the small 1/2″ Dawn Redwood Cones. There is something interesting around every turn in our garden.