Category Archives: Flowers

Backlighting Flowers

As the sun sets, or angle of main lighting changes such that it’s behind the subject, one can get sone nice effects, especially with flowers and other vegetation. The colors seem to pop out more when using this technique.




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Posted by on September 26, 2015 in Flowers


Just Three

If you’ve been a frequent visitor to my blog, you’ll probably remember me posting photos that show contrasting colors, textures, lights and shadows. I’m especially attracted to compositions that show bright green vegetation on red/brown brick backgrounds. Here are “just three” images that illustrate what I’m writing about. I have more in the archives, and many more to come … I’m sure.





Posted by on August 21, 2015 in Artistic and Creative, Flowers


In the Wild

As weeks wind down toward the end of summer, and as the prime growing season dwindles away, there remain lots of beautiful and interesting flowers and whatnot “in the wild” … that is if you will just get out and look for them, as I did recently in Salem, Virginia.




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Posted by on August 12, 2015 in Flowers


Butterfly Visiting our Lantana

The Lantana plants in our back yard are really beginning to look nice this summer, and there’s more to come. Not only do I like their colorful flowers, but so do migrating Butterflies passing through SW Virginia at this time of year. I was headed to the mailbox to retrieve the daily batch of unsolicited political letters from candidates we don’t support, assorted advertisements, bills and other junk, when I saw this lone Butterfly feasting on our flowers. I went back inside the house, grabbed my camera with telephoto lens, and captured some nice images which you see here. Like I always say, photos are waiting for you, if you’ll just look.





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Posted by on July 24, 2015 in Flowers


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Keeping Up with the Flowers

This year we’re having so many colorful flowers blooming at once, seemingly wherever I go, I have to work hard to keep up with them. Here are some examples I made recently while visiting a farmer’s market in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. These are all ornamental and not for sale. All except the small bird figures in the last image that is. I thought they would make a nice composition and they were indeed for sale.






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Posted by on July 8, 2015 in Flowers


Favorites Change

I travel much the same routes during my photo trips through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. On my way I pass views I’ve photographed before, usually during different seasons of the year. For the first time I drove by one of my favorite “barn scenes” when beautiful orange Lilies were in bloom. Now, I have that composition in my archives of photos. And, I’d like to share with you.




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Posted by on June 29, 2015 in Flowers, Landscape



It is HOT but colorful

Here in SW Virginia, it has been above ninety degrees each day for the past two weeks. However, the Robins sitting in the shade of trees don’t seem to mind, nor do the beautiful flowers in our yard, made colorful by late afternoon thunderstorms.




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Posted by on June 23, 2015 in Birds, Flowers


Summertime Tree and Plants

Start off with this interesting tree. It’s very old Catawba Tree, given its shape and condition of the large, twisty trunk. Nice tree, still hanging on regardless of age. Like some of us humans … that’s a joke son.


Next up is a Yucca Plant, flowering at this time of year. Beware of the sharp spines of the plant, sometimes referred to as a “Bayonet Plant.”


Last photo is my favorite. Contrasting colors. Love the yellow flowers, whatever variety they are.


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Posted by on June 15, 2015 in Flowers


To Brighten your Day

I know there are some in the good old USA who are experiencing quite a lot of rain these days just before our Memorial Day weekend … North Texas for example. So, I wanted to publish some bright colored photos of some flowers in our yard, and a single green tree out back on a clear blue sky, to help brighten your day. For those who live in calmer areas, like South Florida for instance, I submit some “photo colors” to add to what you already see daily. Point is, be thankful for what you have, regardless of the details.





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Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Flowers


Some Color While Walking

It’s the time of year here in SW Virginia, when I can usually find a lot of nice colors while walking my standard route in our neighborhood. Too soon, these colors will go away for another year. I’m so thankful to be able to find such beauty in nature. You can too if you’ll just look.




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Posted by on May 3, 2015 in Flowers


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