Roadside Blackeyed Susans at Sunrise
I love cutting light to animate images and contour. Yellow flowers seem often to be interpreted "flat". To me this is much better, and it knocks down the yellow quite a bit into darker tones.
Eye of Venus at Last Light
Another unexpected roadside image. This is not a perfect flower, but surely it is perfect light. The longer I take pictures the more I am less concerned about perfection in image. Surely if God doesn't make any junk, these imperfections are a part of the greater perfection. Rather than find fault with the flower, I hope to find the perfection of an image in compelling light. This is one of those images that grabs me.
Roadside Phlox at Last Light
I like to stalk light along our road as the sun sets. This is a good example of the dramatic lighting that shifts constantly during a shoot.
Taken along our road. We live in the Boston Mountain range of the Arkansas Ozarks on a mountain top of 2,200 feet. Our roadside display constantly changes. This horsemint bloom was last week, wild roses are blooming now along with ox eye daisies, black eyed susans, phlox, and ferns. This is a photographer's paradise.
Often there are messages in nature pictures. This one is about determination. This primrose was pounded by hard rain and stomped on along a trail, but it was determined to blossom once more. It did, and it did so in filtered light seeming to spotlight its achievement.
Mountain Azaleas by Runoff
These are the final mountain azaleas for the 2014 wildflower season. They were hanging over a classic runoff fed by dozens of mountaintop springs.