This morning, my friend Jim and I got up before the roosters and drove to Yellow Springs, Ohio to photograph a field of sunflowers as the sun rose.
We come to this same field every year, looking for a new way to capture the flowers. The filed is so large and there are so many flowers, that I have trouble figuring out where to point my camera.
Down in Clifton Gorge, (where you can have the entire park to yourself if you get there at the crack of dawn), the trillium are at their peak. The trillium and bluebells have become an annual pilgrimage. One that I eagerly look forward to. It's a right of Spring. This year, the blue bells are not very spectacular. However the trillium is just fantastic.
Do you have annual or regular events that you look forward to and plan every year to see?
Every year, I look forward to the sunflower fields just south of us. they bloom spectacularly in September. I also look forward to other types of events like the State Horse Plowing championships that have been hosted the last few years at Carriage Hill Farm.
Let us all know what events you are anticipating this year.
I had been on a long hike along the river and through the woods when I became interested in the reflections of the trees. They seemed to be living on the surface of the fast moving current. You never know when a good image will present itself. This one has a nice painterly effect that I find appealing. I wasn't so sure about the B&W conversion at first. However, it's growing on me.
Tomorrow is Friday, so enjoy your Friday Eve.
Some photos are what they are. there is no trying to make them out to be fancy or deep in meaning. They just are. This photo of fungus is one example. Of course, I have the same log in color as well.
Nothing like a little fungus on a Friday to ghet you ready for the weekend. have a wonderful Friday all of you fine folks.
During last week's check on the bluebells in the gorge, I did manage to find some flwoers in bloom. I have no idea what they are and if you do, please let me know. I hate to be ignorant about these kinds of things.
Today is very chilly, although the sun has come out. Later this afternoon, after the sun has had some time to warm up the day, I will see what my camera and I can get into. you never know what scene awaits me.
Sunday morning, I took a hike through Clifton gorge to see if the bluebells were in bloom. Turns out that they are a week or two away from being at their peak. You can bet that I will be back to see them and the trillium next weekend to monitor their progress.
It turns out that the time wasn't wasted. As I skirted the river, I noticed that many of the falls that only appear in the Spring were running.
So I did what any of you photographers would have done if you wre there. I set up the tripod and went for the silky look of the falling water. My only wish would have been to have had my remote shutter release with me or to have remembered to use the timer instead. Just a little bit of shake in a couple of these that could have been eliminated entirely.
Have a great tuesday folks.