We missed the Snow Sculpture Competition this year due to bad colds and last year due to, well you know what………
Since I’ve never posted anything here regarding the Snow Sulptures, I’ve decided to do a best of Retrospective. And Hoping to make it next years……Let’s Start with 2017:
There will be a detailed post regarding next year’s plans appearing tomorrow. But feel free to check out my 2019 Summary and Plans for 2020 that have already posted on my Photo Diary as We sail into a Brighter, Happier and Healthier 2020!
Wishing You Peace this Holiday Season!
Going silent for a few days. Check my Photo Diary for Between Holiday Post……..
We had a bad hail storm a few days ago. Some garden carnage, but this Prickly Poppy managed to survive:
Digital IR @ Mission Santa Barbara. I saw these four blooming Century Plants and though they would make a nice IR Study. Now that they have bloomed, they will die. But look at the image on the left (below), they already have some baby plants started. I’d estimate about 10 years old from the size. So it will be a while before they bloom. We won’t be here to see it.
Below: The same perspective in natural color.
You can fine a lot online regarding Reflected UV and flowers. So on a visit to a Friend (who conveniently owns an orchid nursery) I took the time do do a few Experiments:
I’m still working on achieving those ‘spectacular examples….But I’m also getting the impression that most flowers DON’T display the spectacular UV Affects.
And the ‘natural’ light images for comparison. See all the results HERE.
Submitted last week to Light Space Time Online Gallery. I’ve had some success with them, and they provide a lot of follow-up information on the strategy of preparing contest entries.
So here goes the Landscape Edition:
Looking at Theme #2 For the Personal Vision Final Book:
Blank Pages and Break for Final Section………..
Sequence for Theme #1: Stairs, A Journey Upwards
Break for next Chapter
We pause today in our posting…to Remember our Veterans. And also one comment.
During this 100th Anniversary of WWI (1914-1918), I do not think there has been enough reflection on the root causes of War.