Both of these images are a signal that springtime in SW Virginia is well underway. Hopefully, the remainder of 2021 will offer lots of outside photographic activities and travel compared to 2020 … which as we all know was not so good.
Most days of the year an early morning objective of mine is to make an outdoor photo or two. Rain, snow, fog and overcast skies do not deter me. In April and May, and later in October and November, my mission becomes easier and more enjoyable because of changing colors of trees and vegetation. As an aside, both photos were made while seated on our front porch, looking east toward the rising sun.
Before they fade away … soon … I want to share a few more images. Until next year, same time, same place.
The Dogwood trees in our yard are nearing peak. Nightly freezes have had some effect on the edges of the blooms, with burned spots. Nothing to take away their beauty however. As the sun was rising the light was good so I grabbed my camera and made these images. It’s definitely Spring, but the temperatures here in SW Virginia don’t always give evidence in that regard.
It’s that time of year again. Our neighborhood thankfully has lots of Dogwood trees (first and second photo) and others that “get their color” early in the fall. It helps having good light (sun rise) when you make a photo of trees and leaves. Backlighting is also really nice as in the second image. Dogwoods are one of my favorites. Very colorful in the spring and equally so in the fall.