Pacific Dogwood Flowers at Big Trees, part two

Upon closer scrutiny of my photos from Calaveras, however, I did find a couple of photographs that succeeded in showing dogwood flowers in front of the Giant Sequoia.

Celebrating the sunflower season

This year I decided to celebrate the sunflower season with a digital art portraying the sequencial wilting of a sunflower. I combined several pictures into one using photoshop layers then I added a stone texture.

Pacific Dogwood Flowers at Big Trees

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” Popular saying.  On Mother’s Day, May 8th, and on Mon, May 17th, I walked the South Grove Trail at the Calaveras Big Trees State Park with a composition on my mind: I wanted a shot of the blooming Pacific Dogwood, Cornus nuttallii, against the trunk of a Giant Sequoia, Sequoiadendron giganteum. If you areContinue reading “Pacific Dogwood Flowers at Big Trees”

ICM photography at North Table Mountain

I go to Table Mountain every spring for the wildflowers. This year it was beyond crowded, and since I had photographed the place ad nauseam in the past, I packed light (just my toy camera, the Z50 and its 50 mm dedicated lens). My intention was to enjoy the walk and friends while practicing Intentional Camera MovementContinue reading “ICM photography at North Table Mountain”

Fading beauty photography

The Only Constant in Life Is Change.- Heraclitus The other day, after noticing how the flower above had turned into such a wild old lady with the “hair” all messed up, I could not resist making a portrait of it. Aging is a common experience to all of us, and wilting flowers have the powerContinue reading “Fading beauty photography”