Photo Challenge: Focus

I hate photos that are out of focus! In fact, I delete them. But sometimes, the blurry background adds an accent to the foreground object. Then, it’s okay. 🙂

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This is a dandelion I shot a couple of months ago, on a very dewy morning. I loved the way the tiny droplets of water clung to the fragile stems.

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And this lovely little wildflower – weed? – was shot earlier this month. I thought it fit well with this week’s theme.

Photo Challenge: Cherry on Top

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Ha! Bet you thought I was going to post a photo of one of my cats, didn’t you? 🙂

This was taken a LONG time ago with my old Blackberry smart phone. It was early morning; there had been some fog and light rain all night long, and I went for my usual morning walk. There’s an old tree about two miles from my house that has trumpet vine growing up it, and just as I got there, the clouds started to part. The blue light contrasting with the orange flowers, the angle . . . it’s still one of my favorite photos, and the first photo I ever sold. I have tried to recreate many times with my ‘better’ Nikons, and I just can’t do it. It was one of those photos that cannot be recreated . . . a cherry on top.


Photo Challenge: Cheerful Trio

I took this a year ago, and it’s still one of my favorites. I found these wildflowers growing alongside the road when I was out on my morning walk, and they were so beautiful and cheerful, I had to save the moment. It’s a nice reminder that even though winter is coming, summer will eventually be here, too.

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