A dahlia macro
Last week I had an appointment in Flagstaff, so we decided to take the Oak Creek Canyon scenic route. Of course, we had to stop at the Bell Rock and the Courthouse parking areas to visit some of our favorite rock formations! It had been raining, so the red in the rocks was extra saturated. But, for some reason, I converted this image of the Courthouse to black and white, which I thought made a nice contrast with the clouds.
from my daughter’s garden in Alaska
This little pumpkin just didn’t want to sit up straight! In other photos I ended up putting my lens cap under one side.
Spotted at the Independence Mine in Alaska
October is my favorite month! I look forward to wearing sweaters and jeans and down vests. I love when the temperatures drop and the leaves on the trees turn color. I especially love when pumpkins start appearing in the stores and pumpkin lattes are available again. And I still love Halloween!
In celebration of my favorite month, here is an October still life, edited two ways in Lightroom.
Ornamental kale from my daughter’s garden- it’s huge and so pretty!
Another dahlia image, this time in black and white with some split toning
Dahlias from the Farmer’s Market!
A little multiple exposure abstract for a change of pace. . .
Taken at a hotel in San Francisco
This one’s from the archives- the same San Francisco trip where my last blog photo was taken- but I still may use it for my assignment if I don’t take anything else appropriate. This was a street musician down at Fisherman’s Wharf- and the crowd of oblivious, unappreciative passersby. Just a basic edit and black and white conversion- would love to crop it a little on the right. . .
I’m not sure this qualifies as street photography, because I was standing in the entrance of a building in San Francisco (with my photography buddy, Carol) shooting through the gorgeous lobby and focusing on the Bay Bridge through the windows at the end. It was Carol’s idea to wait for someone in red to come by to make the shot- and she did! I am happy to say that there was no cropping or cloning- just a little work on exposure and then a black and white conversion. The garbage cans (always a no-no) remain for journalistic integrity!
But where is the girl in the red shirt? You have to look at the color version!
Another peaceful morning walking at the beach. . .
Whenever we visit a beach, I always enjoy watching and photographing shorebirds, which are so comfortable amidst the crowds of people. I managed to get this shot as the crowds momentarily seemed to dissipate by the Huntington Beach Pier.
Another view at the Eagle River Nature Center.