Tag: plant

Jan 02 2012

Starting the new year bright

New Year’s Day in Seattle was unseasonably sunny and warm – a good omen for 2012? In any event, I did my best to start the year off right by taking a few photos. There may be moss growing on the backyard fence, but there’s none growing on the camera at the moment.

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Jul 21 2011

More from the garden tour

I’ve got a couple other projects in the works but nothing ready to show yet, so I thought I’d post a couple more photos from the garden tour. I like working with shallow depth of field when I shoot flowers. The risk is that I don’t actually get the right part of the flower in …

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Jul 19 2011

Trumpet flower

A garden tour and a sunny day are a perfect combination for doing some warm-up exercises. Oooh, the flowers are so pretty! The challenge is to find something different, something more interesting than, say, the picture on the front of a seed packet. This trumpet flower was showy and glowing in the sunlight and almost …

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Feb 08 2011

Japanese woodblock print

One more from the conservatory. I guess the proximity to the Seattle Asian Art Museum put me in mind of Japanese woodblock prints, and this spray of begonia blossoms posed obligingly. Shallow depth of field and flat light from the frosted window behind give this image an ethereal feel.

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Jun 23 2010


I know I’ve been whining about the weather. To be fair, we did have some scattered sunny days a while back, enough to get things blooming. This is an allium, a relative of the onion. From a distance they look like big purple puffballs at the top of a tall stalk. Get close up, though, …

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