Lets take a break from the California coast and once again revisit our (well maybe just my) favorite gigantic dandelion, the Salsify plant and its softball-sized seed ball. Before this year, I had never heard or seen one before. Now they are all over the place. It must have something to do with the abnormally cold weather we’ve been subject to.
To get these images, attempted to pick the seed head off the plant to give it a proper backdrop. Unlike a regular dandelion where this is a trivial task, salsify required me to resort to more aggressive tactics like such as employing a pair of scissors because breaking the fibrous stem by hand was difficult and risked disrupting the seeds.
Last night’s photo club was good. I entered four images, one in each digital category (I have not yet submitted prints) and won first in each. These, along with my last entries will be judged together along with the top photos from clubs in the area at the next bimonthly 6C competition. I am very curious how they fare at that event. This is all very exciting.
#ds78 – Time for another color theme: Orange! Keep your eyes peeled for anything orange today and make an interesting photo.
I borrowed a friend’s speedlte flash yesterday. It was perfect for this assignment, or at least it was better than what I had without it Considering I have, to date, only ever used an in-camera flash before, the speedlite is a treat. I now wish I had more lights to get behind these oranges more to make the water light up.