Flowers on a Fence

Flowers on a Fence

Along the Larry Scott Trail south of Port Townsend, there is a fence post that someone has appropriated for a flower holder. I don’t know the story behind it, but as a frequent user of the trail (either bike or hike), I appreciate the effort. Here are some of the various bouquets.

Spring Blooms

Spring Blooms

I’m not sure what this tree is, but it’s growing along the Larry Scott Trail south of Port Townsend, WA.

Dried Daffs

Dried Daffs

This is a combination of two different bouquets of daffodils. You can tell the difference between the two from the colors … but it’s not easy to see in this image. This is a focus stack of about 5 images.

I had an overhead light on and the background was two sheets of the same color mat board that I had laying around. I was amazed at how different the color showed up from the direction of the light. The distant background was lit more by the light through my north-facing sliding glass door. I also played around with the color of the background… the mat board is a medium brown. I used the subject mask option in LIghtroom to avoid changing the color of the daffodils.

Tulips — past optimum display

Tulips — past optimum display

My sister brought me these … they were from her yard. They were quite nice and I enjoyed them right up through taking this photo. By the next day, they were really sad and they went the way of such.

This was a 5 image focus stack … (5 images with different focus points combined). That keeps the different parts of the image all staying in full focus. It allows the use of wider f/stops, which keeps diffraction from being an issue … which can happen with (for instance) an f/stop of f/16.

Calypso Orchids

Calypso Orchids

One of my favorite springtime wildflowers is the calypso orchid. It is fairly common in the woods in Washington State. The group below, mixed in with yellow stream violets, is at the Bloedel Nature Reserve on Bainbridge Island … I have never seen such a large grouping in the wild.

A Group of Calypso Orchids

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