Spring Into Summer! May 30, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: buttercups, Canon 24mm f3.5L TS-EII, Elliot, Hawley, ragged robin, summer wildflowers, tilt-shift photography
Spring’s wildflowers are the little ones which appear in the woods before the leaves unfurl and block the direct sunlight which fuels them. They’re beautiful but transient, and I love them.
But they’re seen in the larger context as the opening act for the Girls of Summer, the wildflowers which bloom in the full light of roadsides and meadows. In general, these are larger, heartier plants with showier blossoms, and these are what will anchor my photography for the next good while.
We’ll start with a roadside bloom of Ragged robin and buttercups along the side of route 8A in Hawley:
This might not show too well at blog-size, but it’s what my travels this day yielded.
Courtesy of Elliot, whose tilt of about three degrees gave me both the foreground and the skyline on a breezy afternoon.