Friday, September 30, 2011

Lotus Flowers at Kenilworth Gardens

A lone bee works this lovely pink Lotus. This was about 10 inches across and was in a wonderful field of lotus - actually a water filled field.

The yellow seed pod is engulfed with the petals of this pink tinged lotus.

Moody Blackwater Falls

Blackwater Falls can show many moods during the course of the year and time of day. I caught this one on a dark day which provided a nice moody feeling.

And to lighten the mood, here is a 8 image stiched panorama at the onset of leave color:

Field of Dreams.... of Sunflowers

What could make you feel happy besides seeing a sunflower? Not sure what but this photo brings a smile to me.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

New Hampshire

New Hampshire in the fall has its magic to bestow on its visitors. Colorfull leaves, running water in its gorges, waterfalls, colorful reflections on its lake all make for a memorable visit.

Greens, yellows, oranges and reds, makes for a nice range of color with in a single view:

This is a lovely waterfall coming through a gorge at the foot of Mount Washington:

Eastern Shore parallel lines and flowers

The Maryland Eastern Shore has many old homes or plantations from Colonial times. This is a back porch which has excessive parallel line:

Lovely peonies with bright velvet petals with a full center:

Palouse - Graineries

Besides the vibrant greens of the Palouse, the outstanding features are the graineries. These are two shots of the same grainery but from very different angles. Besides have it's own unique features, it stands out against the background of the rolling fields at it's base. This shot shows where the trucks arrived and departed. There is a scale inside to weight the contents being loaded of off-loaded.

This shot has lovely clouds and bright highlights: