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!


Überall in unserer Gegend blüht zur Zeit die japanische Zierkirsche. Dieses Exemplar schmückt den Kirchhof von St. Raphael. Glücklicherweise hatten sich die Wolken verzogen , die Sonne schien und ich hatte meine Kamera dabei.

Everywhere in our region the Japanese ornamental cherry is blooming at the moment. This specimen decorates the churchyard of St. Raphael. Fortunately the clouds had disappeared, the sun was shining and I had my camera with me.


This past weekend I decided to make one last trip to the wildlife refuge for this season and was pleasantly surprised with a variety of ducks and birds that had been missing from the lineup previously from this past season. Usually, most of the wildlife has already migrated by this time. Since I really didn’t expect to find much other than the native coots. I was pleasantly surprised. These Arvocet’s napping provided just one of numerous shooting opportunities. Enjoy your day!!!

Art & Artist

Another post from our trip to Columbia. You have to look a little closer at this one. You’ll notice in the background is one of the blacksmiths, his form mimicking the artist metalwork in the foreground.

Ein weiterer Beitrag von unserer Reise nach Columbia. Sie müssen dieses etwas näher betrachten. Im Hintergrund ist einer der Schmiede zu sehen, dessen Form die künstlerische Metallarbeit im Vordergrund bildet.

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.