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If there is any one place that I long to return to it is Alaska.

There is an overwhelming amount of beauty to see there.

The small slice I was able to see there over a decade ago will live with me forever.

That is one of the many reasons I love photography.

Create memories you can take with you and live with forever.

Getting a close up look at a glacier is something that I will never forget.

I love the striking colors and textures in this image as the snow and ice mingle.

Photo details: Nikon D50. Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6. Focal length 300mm. ISO 200. 1/1000 sec. f/8.

Thank you for joining me on the blog today for a close up look at a glacier.

See more images in a gallery of my photos from Alaska.

Alaskan Glacier

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Worlds End State Park is a beautiful location.

So many specific locations worth checking out.

But it is also worth it to take the time to enjoy a simple forest scene in the park.

I love the mixture of colors and subjects in this image.

Greens in the foreground and background.

The middle of the image is dominated by browns.

Trees standing tall creating vertical lines.

A small stream at the bottom edge.

Leaf litter along the forest floor.

Photo details: Nikon D300S. Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3. Focal length 18mm. ISO 100. 6.0 sec. f/13.

Thank you for joining me on the blog today for a little forest exploration.

Worlds End State Park is a beautiful location. You can see another image from that park here featuring the Loyalsock Creek.

Forest of Worlds End

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When we first moved into the home where we live now one of the coolest things was the tiny little pond on our property.

One of the things I enjoyed the most about that little pond was that Water Lilly flowers grew there.

This was one of the first times I ever photographed a Water Lilly.

The photo featured here is from way back in 2007.

I don’t get to photograph them now as much as I would like.

The pond is overrun with cattail at this point and I don’t often find myself in locations with Water Lilly lately.

Photo details: Nikon D50. Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6. Focal length 240mm. ISO 400. 1/1600 sec. f/5.3.

Thank you for joining me on the blog today as we take a look at a photo from way back.

Check out this gallery of my other photographs of Flowers.

Water Lilly

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I love going out exploring and finding just a little something unexpected.

When we think of flowers we often think of beautiful flower gardens.

Wildflowers growing in an open field.

Other wildflowers growing along the forest floor often along a path or trail.

But nature is full of surprises. Plants and flowers are hardier than we expect.

This Trillium flower is growing out from between the roots of a large tree that is growing along the Finger Lakes Trail.

This photo has nice contrast between the bright white of the flower, the deep green of the leaves against the trunk of the tree.

There is even a contrast in texture. The softer smoother look of the flower. The hard ragged edges of the tree bark.

Photo details: Nikon D500. Nikon 300mm f/4. Focal length 420mm. ISO 640. 1/640 sec. f/5.6.

Thank you for joining me on the blog today as we watch this Trillium emerge.

Check out this image for a really different looking Trillium.

Trillium on FLT

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Sunflower | New York

I have this fascination with flowers that have not yet fully bloomed.

In this image I like the contrast in texture between the outer green protective layer and the inner yellow petals.

The green looks tough and spiny.

The yellow Sunflower petals look soft and silky.

Contrast between the light and the dark space in the photograph.

Soft line son the petals. Bristly spine son the green.

If you have the opportunity it is always interesting to take a close look at your flowers as they are developing.

Photo details: Nikon D300. Nikon 60mm f/2.8. Focal length 60mm. ISO 400. 1/3200 sec. f/3.8.

Thank you for joining me on the blog today for this close up look at a sunflower.

I have an entire gallery of photos featuring Flowers.

Sunflower

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I had never heard of a Strawflower until a couple of years ago.

I really like them. So different than other flowers.

The petals on the Strawflower are the opposite of most other flowers.

Instead of being soft and delicate the petals on a strawflowers are firm and strong.

Firm but not brittle.

The petals hold their shape as they unfold from around the center.

I love the pointy spikey shapes and lines they create as they project out from the center.

If you love flowers I highly recommend going to your local nursery and asking if they have any Strawflowers. You won’t regret it.

Photo details: Nikon D500. Nikon 60mm f/2.8. Focal length 60mm. ISO 400. 1/320 sec. f/3.5.

Thank you for joining me on the blog today to enjoy these twin flower blossoms.

In this gallery of Flower photos you can see flowers from across all seasons.


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My wife loves roses.

We have tried to grow rose bushes at our house on multiple occasions.

We have not been successful.

We look for beautiful plants.

Then we dig a hole in the ground and plant them.

WE had one bush that was clinging to life for a few years.

Each year it would grow one small new branch and get a tiny flower.

Then that one finally fully died.

I think we have given up on planting rose bushes for now.

But I have enjoyed having them for photography subjects close to home while we had them.

Photo details: Nikon D300. Nikon 60mm f/2.8. Focal length 60mm. ISO 400. 1/5000 sec. f/3.5.

Thank you for joining me on the blog today for a look at a Rose.

See more of my photography of flowers in this gallery.

Rose

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Queen Anne’s Lace is an interesting flower from just about any angle you chose to photograph it.

From the distance Queen Anne’s Lace looks like a large white flower.

Up close it looks quite different.

When you look closely the Queen Anne’s Lace is actually comprised of many tiny little flowers.

I couldn’t even begin to guess how many tiny flowers compose each larger flower head.

The wild growing flowers make for beautiful photography subject as well as a great way to add some brightness to ones yard.

Photo details: Nikon D60. Nikon 60mm f/2.8. Focal length 60mm. ISO 400. 1/320 sec. f/6.3.

Thank you for taking time out of your day to join me on the blog.

See more of my photography in this gallery of Flower.

Queen Anne’s Lace

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I continue to try and successfully grow Purple Coneflowers at our house.

I buy some almost every year. Then I plant them somewhere in our yard.

The flowers almost never return the next year.

Last year I did finally have one small coneflower return.

So I decided to buy another plant and try to replicate that success.

Hopefully in the summer of 2022 I will have another Purple Coneflower to photograph and share with you on this blog.

Photo details: Nikon D500. Nikon 60mm f/2.8. Focal length 60mm. ISO 400. 1/160 sec. f/3.2.

Thank you for joining me on the blog today to take a close up look at a Purple Coneflower.

You can see another one of my images featuring a Purple Coneflower.

Purple Coneflower

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Brightly colored flower blossom.

Close up.

It almost looks like a star to me.

The center of the flower blossom.

Color radiating out from there.

The color is most intense in the center.

As the streaks of color emanate farther from the center they lose their intensity. The same way the light from a star does.

Photo details: Nikon D300. Nikon 60mm f/2.8. Focal length 60mm. ISO 400. 1/2000 sec. f/3.8.

Thank you for joining me on the blog today for this close up look at the center of a Phlox blossom.

Find a selection of images in my gallery of photos of Flowers.

Phlox

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