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by JD Byous
Wildflowers, as well as garden flowers, have always been an interest to me, looking for them and at them and studying them, intellectually. In my younger years, wind poppies that grow around Mount Diablo near San Francisco were among my favorite that I have photographed… Icelandic poppies from a home garden too. They create a mood that you don’t have to analyze or evaluate.
You can go on about the environmental benefits or agricultural problems or taxonomic history or medicinal value… The thing about flowers is that you don’t have to say much. Flowers are to enjoy; to simply look at. Sometimes we need to slow down and enjoy life… just stop and smell the rhododendron. So, do it!
My son in law, Greg McCormick, loves to garden. Some of these images are from his yard as well as a field nearby. The others are from the garden of our cousin, Larry Harley. When we retired we packed everything into storage and moved into a small garden apartment on his property. Fortunately, he too loves to garden, a talent and ability which neither The Beckster nor I have been able to cultivate.
Here are a few images to enjoy.
If you like travel, history… and images like these, we will feature flowers from our travel locations as we go. Hope you enjoy them. – Jim and Becky.
Here is what we use to capture images for our site.
Cameras: Panasonic Gh4 and G7. Nikon D7000.
Lens: Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH as well as 14-140mm I.O.S. kit lens, both hand-held. Nikon 18-105mm DX VR lens.
Light: Open shade or cloud diffused natural light
Processing: Adobe Photoshop CC 2018
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