Seed Head

Seed Head

Not sure of the botanical identification of this lovely seed head I found in North Central Oregon. Probably a member of the sunflower family. Regardless, I was struck by its ability to maintain its shape while the wind was blowing pretty hard. It must not have been quite ready to spread itself yet.

Gone to Seed

Gone to Seed — Color

I struggled with this image, trying it in black and white and then back to color. What do you think?

Gone to Seed — Black and White

Chipmunk Toes

Chipmunk Toes

I was up hiking in one of the easy to access alpine areas in the Olympic National Park and saw this Townsend’s Chipmunk hanging from a Canadian thistle top. I love the way the back toes are splayed out.

Dandelion

Dandelion

After a couple of weeks of weeding the garden and lawn, this little fella came up anyway. I decided to memorialize it, so dropped in on my scanner.

Scan: Epson V600 Photo using Silverfast 8 software, then Lightroom

Weeds

Weeds

This image didn’t do anything for me and just sat in the folder for months. I was playing around with Lightroom and happened to hit on this image as an example of an image with lots of detail. Then I reduced the exposure on the background shadows … where usually I want to bring out details. What a difference. A good example of not getting yourself locked into your routine so much that you don’t listen to what the image is telling you.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R
  • Lens: Fujinon GF 120mm
  • ISO 125 1/200 sec. f/5.6

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