I guess you can see from the title I am more then a little tired of the horrible winter that won’t seem to end !! After five months of cold snowy weather my whole physical being is crying out for a change, long cold winter days and the drab monotone landscape is taking it’s toll on my photography !!
Sure I have been able to photograph quite a few winter landscapes but enough is enough, by this time last year I had already shot enough wildflowers to fill three cards and it seemed like it was going to be an endless spring, I guess paybacks are for real lol !!
Looking at the long term weather reports it looks like there is not going to be any real warm up in our future and as I sit here it is snowing again.
I am in need of some real warmth along with an actual day outside in the sun, I can only imagine what those poor souls go thru near the Arctic Circle when they have to endure those long winter nights. Ar least we didn’t get the brutal cold that some of neighbors to the north had to deal with but it still doesn’t make me feel any better !!
I actually had many images to share with you over the winter but I became so sick and tired of it all I really didn’t want to have to look at them any longer than I had to !!
So here are a couple of shots I hope you enjoy I sure haven’t lol !!
Here is a shot from a recent session, instead of people I actually had some time to get out and shoot flowers, this doesn’t happen very much these days so I better take advantage of this. These weren’t shot at some far out wilderness destination,but actually came from my own backyard here in Madison Indiana, so if I got a little hot I could go back inside and sit in the AC for a while….I know I am soft !!
Most the flowers in my yard have pretty much bit it for the season because of the heat and lack of rain, but my coneflowers must love these type of conditions because they seem to flourish in them. Once again instead of just shooting this flower I tried to get a little more adventurous and shoot them with an artistic feel, hopefully I was able to convey that to you and you enjoyed my take on this often photographed subject.
Coneflowers are a can’t miss subject if you are into photographing flowers, they have a beautiful color and structure and are relatively close to eye level so you don’t have to kill your back bending over to photograph them. Just be mindful of your background as not to add too much cover and shoot them wide open for that artistic feel!!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look, and don’t forget to click on the images for best results !!