UNRAVELED

Solstice time –

unravel your gray self

yes,

hang it

out

in the sun.

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These were taken Saturday, 6/19/16 at the Center for Urban Horticulture’s Soest Garden in Seattle. The lovely white flowers are tall (over my head) Matilija poppies (Romneya coulteri). They’re being blown about in the sun after last night’s downpours.

Three years ago I saw these beauties for the first time, and photographed fresher specimens, here.

The ground was littered with petals today.

The grass is a tall ornamental whose name I don’t know. It sparkles and twinkles with every passing breeze.

Olympus OM D-1 with Oly Zuiko 60mm macro lens. The grass photos are mostly f 3.5, 1/2500s. The flowers are mostly f3.5 – f.5, 1/500 –  1/2500s. Some are processed in Lightroom, some with Color Efex or Silver Efex.

HAPPY SOLSTICE TO YOU!


23 comments

  1. Another beautiful set of photos! When I was pre-teen I would spend my Summers at my grandparents. My grandmother grew Matilija poppies (not easy to find in those days) and I always remember them towering over me. When I got older I wanted to to grow them and went on the hunt. A little disappointed to find that they no longer towered over me but still an impressive and beautiful flower.

    • I almost missed them this year. I like your story – for me, it was snowdrifts that towered over my head in Syracuse, New York. And these flowers do, too, thanks to the (very) raised bed they were planted in – and probably a lot of extra care. Hope you’re having a good start to the summer, Ken!

  2. 🙂 FYI, on the 6th photo,I slid that old slider WAY down for the clarity adjustment in LR. So, sometimes it makes sense to make big changes in post processing, right? I am enjoying Silver Efex and am glad I got it free!


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