Madison Indiana Photography

Winter Photography


Took a long hike out to one my favorite photography spots just outside of Madison Indiana the other day in search of a subject besides a human one for once.  Came across some wonderful scenes and subjects which I will share in later posts, but one of the first subjects I photographed, which was in abundance was the common Cutleaf Teasel.

The Teasel is a great subject to photograph during the summer it attracts hosts ranging from Butterflies, Hummingbirds and other insects, and then during the fall many bird species use the thistle as a food source.

Because of the plants structure though the winter is my favorite time to photograph it, the teasel makes for interesting comps with the snow clinging to the towering stalks,  and I was able to capture a couple of totally different moods in the subject that day.

The first image was captured as the sun was setting and filled the scene with this lovely warm light which made for a great contrast against the snow. The second image was more of an isolated one and I converted it to black and white to give it a darker mood.

I think that d0ing this shoot in the winter it is the only way to have shown such a contrasting view of this subject and it really helps my photography to capture and share both of them with you.Thanks for stopping by and taking  a look !!

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                            thistle 2 2014

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                          thistle 1 2014

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January 20, 2014 - Posted by | abstract, art, Clifty Falls, Clifty Falls State Park, floral, flower photography, hiking, indiana, indiana photographers, indiana wildflowers, life, macro, macro photography, Madison Indiana, madison indiana photographers, madison indiana photography, nature, nature photography, photographer, photography, thoughts, West Street Art Center, winter | , , , , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. Love the snow-infused thistle!

    Comment by Jim Grey | January 20, 2014 | Reply

  2. Teasel’s are such fun to photograph. I especially like the first image.

    Comment by Anita Bower | January 21, 2014 | Reply

  3. Teasing Teasels. 🙂 I like what you did with both of these, Bernie.

    Comment by Steve Gingold | January 28, 2014 | Reply


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