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Barbara Read and Fred Schaad | all galleries >> Pictorial >> Flora > An OK Spring Day
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An OK Spring Day
Apr 2006 Barbara Read

An OK Spring Day

Kelowna, BC

Spring has finally arrived here in the OK (Okanagan.) Fred and I decided to take advantage of the
sunshine and go for a hike in Knox Mountain Park in hopes of catching the Arrowleaf balsamroot
blossoms at their peak. (This lovely 'mountain' park is an oasis of natural beauty in the heart of the
city. In recent years Knox Mountain has been surrounded by developments as the city has grown, new
houses replacing the once abundant orchards and forest.)

These flowers literally carpet the western slope which faces the lake and makes for some pretty views.
Unfortunately, it always seems to be windy there making it hard to get good close up shots of the
flowers. This is one of maybe a couple snapshots that turned out all right (besides the wind problem,
I haven't figured out how to work my new camera.) I'm hoping to get back later this week closer to
sunset--that is if the wind cooperates.

Canon EOS 5D ,Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Handheld, 17mm, f13, 1/85s, ISO 200 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Carol How01-Apr-2014 03:36
Very beautiful and a great composition! V
Sheryl Chacon20-Apr-2013 01:12
Beautiful capture
efraimd20-Dec-2011 21:14
looks like a painting
Yiannis Pavlis03-May-2011 12:50
Nicely composed and handled image.Beautiful colors too.V
Jim & Josefina08-Sep-2010 14:01
Again the colors! The air seems so crisp.
Karen Moen14-Jun-2010 01:43
Beautiful color, lighting and composition. Just a pleasure to view. Voted.
John16-Mar-2008 13:53
Very well composed. Can go for a tourist poster this one.
Yiannis Pavlis22-Jan-2007 04:47
Nice capture and image. Like the quality work.bravo.v.
tomr-photos18-Jan-2007 01:27
This is beautiful. Excellent composition and lighting.