Bokeh: the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens.
Sounds easy right?
NOT! This was a bit more challenging for me than I had anticipated. The sun has to be right, the focus has to be “just” right. I didn’t succeed perfectly but I did get a few good snaps.
Sometimes you do not need a destination. My goal was to – drive!
I picked a road and drove, heading towards Vermont. I picked a town. Literally at random and hit – go! Lupines!!!
I love playing with perspective and focal points, I’m not great at it, but I like doing it. Looking at a flower from the ground up is different then when you look at it from above.
I loved that the clouds were coming in. The sky is such an interesting place. Some people love that sold blue. I do as well, but give me interesting clouds any day!
As I mentioned, I am part of a Facebook Photo Page that does challenges. Our challenge, if we accepted, I did, was “in the garden”. So the last two weeks I’ve spent a lot of time looking a flowers
I saw this out of the corner of my eye and totally brought me to Stephen King’s It! The old MiniSeries? Where he is standing there in the swampy area? I don’t know, I loved it I promptly slapped on the brakes and ventured along the road, down the embankment, and snapped a few pics.
Driving around I think in Lancaster? I saw a trail on the side of the road by the bridge. Stop I did! I found this old abandoned factory. So, in I went!
The most unlikely stops. A Jehovah Witness Church. Great pinks!
Last, but not least – I stopped over in Sugar Hill. I had scouted this place for some night photography, it looks great in the daytime as well!
I have done night photography ONCE and it came out rather well. I attempted it again, and fell flat. Why? My tripod didn’t rock. Well, no it DID, it swayed back and forth and I didn’t get many good pics because of the breeze. I have a new one now!
These are the few pics that did come out.
The following day, I went to the Sugar Hill Lupine Festival. I can say I did NOT take a picture of the pizza, but I assure you, it was picture worthy.
Sugar Hill is a small community but it’s gorgeous and friendly.
This was at Hilltop Inn, the owner was sweet, I aske her if I could snap some flowers pictures she said to go right ahead, but I wanted to make sure, finding a stranger laying around on their belly on your lawn can be disconcerting!
My pizza in the making – ‘nuff said
I am part of a photo board on facebook, and I am pair with Shell, from O’ Canada! Our 1st two week challenge was “In The Garden”. A few of these flower photos ended up in the challenge. She is editing hers, I may have to convince her to watermark hers and we can do a blog post.
Rock On, Dot Com – 10-4
What a fabulous hike. Hard as frak! But a great hike!
A few smaller “water” areas here, some great wild flowers, some of the steepest inclines I’ve done in a long while as well!
Just when you think “Okay I’ve had enough!” you come to a flatter area and you see this wicked lil view, but oh, it gets better!
After clambering down to take these, I knew I had to go around “the lake”. I had my snickers bar and started walking. Yup, it only got better.
There is a wicked dock (and a place you can stay apparently up above I caught a glimpse of it, but didn’t explore that area). A mom and a daughter were sitting there, having sandwiches and speaking, what I think, was Korean. Made me smile, reminded me what it is like for people who don’t speak french when I do it with folks I know.
One of MY fave pics – up above!
These photos took me a total of 20 mins to take with three different stops.
Great lighter colors in this batch, and some stray flowers as well!
Pinks, purples, and whites, gorgeous!