Aug 242016

I’ve been taking pictures of the wild flowers around the cabin for years.  Last year I saw one that I hadn’t seen before but before I had a chance to check it out it had disappeared.  This year we were up a at the cabin a little earlier than usual (the end of July) and there were Sego Lilies everywhere.  So I grabbed a ton of pictures.  These were in and around our favorite huckleberry picking spot.  The variation in color from one flower to the next we pretty interesting and the colors on the pedals seemed to be painted on.  Enjoy.  By the way the Sego Lily or Calochortus nuttallii is the Utah State flower and is native to Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico.  I feel really smart now.

Jun 292016

A few more flower shots to finsh up the latest from Island Park.  Again these were all shot with my Canon and a 100mm Macro Lens


Jun 152016

I went to Island Park last week end to help roof the cabin.  I had a chance to take a few pics.  I’ll have to admit that I made an error in shooting.  I had my ISO set real high trying to shot the moose in low light conditions a couple of weeks ago.  Well I didn’t remember to look so all of these were shot at that same ISO which means that there not as good as they could be.

There was an unbelievable amount of pollen blowing out of the pine trees and it was everywhere.  Something interesting happened in one of the pictures below you’ll see what looks like a heart shaped crystal with a little spot of pollen in it.  I don’t know how that happens, but it sure makes for a great photo.  I’ve also pictured the pine pollen, you can see it covering all of the spider webs.

I’ve also included forget me nots and a pretty yellow flower my wife really likes.  Enjoy!


Jun 092016

As I mentioned in an earlier post.  When we opened the cabin this year the grass and flowers were just starting to grow and bloom.  Everyday there were new flowers.  Here are a few.  Enjoy.

Apr 132016

It’s been a while since I posted mostly because I got busy doing other things.  Now that Spring has sprung in my yard I just had to get out and take a couple of shots.  The weather was beautiful over the week end so I couldn’t help it.  Here you go these were all taken with my 100mm macro lens.  I was out with the grand kids exploring and it was a little windy so not the best for great shots.  Pine cones aren’t really spring, but what the heck.  The plum tree is wall to wall blooms which is awesome.

Aug 192015

Part two of this years wild flowers from Island Park.  Everything from fungus to berries – I’m not sure what was different this year but considering calendar time wise we were at the cabin almost exactly this time last year things were different somehow.  The mushroom and berries and flowers were not the same or maybe I was just looking for things with a little different eyes.  These again were all taken with my 100 mm macro lens.

Aug 082015

Part one of this years family trip to Island Park is a few wildflowers.  I used my 100mm macro lens and shot a variety of flowers and of course huckleberries.  I think the huckleberry is one of my favorite pictures.  There were a number of leave framing the berry and they were closer to the camera so they are way out of focus and lend a kind on misty effect around the berry.  It was real rainy this year so we didn’t get much picking done this year, but we really enjoyed what we did.  I also like the Indian Paint Brush painting the under side of the leaf above.

Aug 182014

It’s been a while since I posted, so first let me apologize for that.  I hope that the next few days posts make up for my absence.  I think I’ve got some good pictures here and I’m really exited about some of the posts I have coming up.  If you want more detail on how I took any of these let me know and I’ll share the details about how I took them and/or what post processing I did.

Here’s a collection of photos taken from our trip to Island Park this summer.  These were all taken with my 100mm macro lens, which I really like.  I found the mushrooms growing under the huckleberrys where we were picking.   The white flowers, little pink and tiny yellow were all taken on top of Mount Sawtelle at about 11,000 ft.  I hope you’ll take the time to click on each picture in this gallery and really look at the detail and color of these beautiful plants.


Jul 052014

So I was out in the neighborhood last night shooting fireworks. Well, since it was the neighborhood and not a big fireworks show I didn’t get any pictures that really rocked my world. There are some big fireworks shows later in the summer and maybe I’ll try again. Anyway, we have some Daylilies in our yard that are pretty awesome so I thought I would share them. These where taken with a 100mm macro lens f8 for 1/8 second handheld. ISO 400.  The yellow daylilies where being watered by the sprinkler – kind of a neat effect.

Jun 072014

Several of the sites in Williamsburg have recreated gardens as they might have been in colonial times.  They’re obviously based on English gardens.  These photos are some of the flowers found in the gardens.