Last weekend the kids and I made the trip to Salem, Oregon to see the cherry blossoms (and of course Grandma). The cherry blossoms at the capitol were in full bloom and at their peak. So despite the heavy rain we got out our umbrellas and enjoyed them for a bit before heading to the Children’s Museum to be inside.
I think these three photographs of the cherry blossoms show both the theme for last week’s photography challenge of wall and for the first day of spring. They create such a thick canopy of blooms that in certain areas it looks like there is a wall of them in front of you.
I leave you with this quote about spring that perfectly fits my photographer sentiment.
“The front door to springtime is a photographers best friends.” Terri Guillemets
Awesome color in fall.
The tigers birthday, October 31.
Here is a collection of orange photographs from my site over the years. I had fun going back and seeing what I had taken photographs of that featured orange. It was amazing to me how many photographs I had that were dominated by the color orange.
There are photographs from all over the country also: Portland, Neskowin, & Salem, Oregon, Camas & Vancouver, Washington, Maine, and New York.
The photographs include portraits, events, sunsets, landscapes, and of course flowers. :-)
I hope you enjoy looking back at my collection of orange photographs from the past as much as I did. Have a good week!
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The photography challenge that WordPress chose this week was orange. I decided on using these two photographs that I think have orange as a nice bright wow point. While orange is not the main focus of the photograph in either case, I think the orange creates a lot of interest.
I took both of these photographs using my macro filters. I have really been enjoying the flowers and sunshine that the Portland, Oregon and SW Washington area has been experiencing. Hopefully I will get to keep getting outside with my camera. :)
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I took this photograph of my cutie checking out this daffodil she planted last fall. This was a part of a school wide garden project that has rewarded the kids and parents by blooming already.
I took this week’s photograph on my phone and used a new photo editing app called Snapseed to make adjustments. I have yet to decide if I like the application a whole lot, but it is fun to play with.
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Last weekend was amazingly spring like. So much so that up in Vancouver, Washington the trees have been tricked into thinking it is in fact spring. They have blossomed and are showing off their beauty. Even though I have been fighting a cold for going on forever I could not keep myself inside and took a few minutes to photograph these beautiful blossoms with my macro lens, it is impossible to tell, but these are trees situated in a movie theater parking lot.
It is a nice break from the wintery weather to have a weekend full of sun and flowers. :)
These photographs worked out quite well to demonstrate the weekly photography challenge rule of thirds. Enjoy!
I fell behind, again! At least the weather is making things easy on me though. The flowers in my area are starting to go crazy and are popping up like it is spring not winter. Really, daffodils, plum blossoms, crocus, and even my azaleas are coming out already. Needless to say I am much more inspired to have my camera with me while traveling through Camas or Portland so I can photograph things! So keep your eyes open for flower photographs in the next few weeks/months. ;)
Although this is late to the game, I actually did take this photograph to represent symmetry during the week of the symmetry photography challenge put on by wordpress post a day, but due to my work schedule (I manage the online side of my husband’s Portland and Vancouver family law firm, Brasier Law), being sick, the kids being sick, and my computer needing a system update I just could not take the time to get the photograph from the camera to here until now. So hopefully it was worth the wait! ;)
So without further ado a photographic representation of symmetry! :)
This ivy leaf was found at Lewis & Clark College, in Portland, Oregon. I was searching for a good representation of symmetry and this caught me eye.