Overlooked Beauty

It looks like my fellow photographers are preparing for our special week in the beginning of April. From April 7th – 13th we will share our very best images of Spring Flowers on this blog.

I took my morning walk and I discovered some purple flowers on the lawn. I picked a few, put them in a water bowl and photographed them backlit. I post I just added a free Topaz O’Keeffe ii filter.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!

Wildflowers Carrizo Plains

The contrast of yellow and purple blossoms is breathtaking at Carrizo Plains located about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles. There are no trees growing on these hills due to the very low precipitation. If there is some rain falling during the winter month the wildflowers are coming out in full bloom.

Enjoy the image and keep on photographing!

PS: During the First Full week in April all seven photographers will present there best images of Spring flowers on this blog. I am looking forward to it.

Rose in the Rain

It started to rain yesterday and we are thrilled about the rain in California. The rain will help the firefighters that are battling huge fires and the rain will clean the air we breathe.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Es hat gestern angefangen zu regnen und wir sind begeistert vom Regen in Kalifornien. Der Regen hilft den Feuerwehrleuten, die gegen große Feuer kämpfen, und der Regen reinigt die Atemluft.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Trumpet Vine

When I walked outside early this morning I noticed that the light was very soft. I grabbed my 180mm macro lens, camera and tripod and photographed the trumpet vine blossoms in my back yard. The yellow purple contrast was striking to me, In order to emphasize the contrast even more I used a very narrow depth of field and in addition I spot sharpened the yellow part.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!

 

 

Flowers and Fisheye

I decided to dig out my fisheye lens and take it with me for my early morning walk. I found these flowers blooming in the front yard and I brought the lens less than an inch in front of the flower and opened the lens all the way to f2.8. I was curious what kind of background blur I would get.

Enjoy the image and keep on photographing!

Ich beschloss, mein Fisheye-Objektiv  auszugraben und auf meinen frühen Morgenspaziergang mitzunehmen. Ich fand diese Blumen im Vorgarten und ich brachte das objektiv weniger als drei Zeentimeter Zoll vor die Blume und öffnete die Linse den ganzen Weg bis f2.8. Ich war neugierig, welche Art von Hintergrundunschärfe ich bekommen würde.

Viel Spass mit dem Bild und beim Knipsen!