Monday, February 27, 2017

Early Spring in St. George

Reminds me of a song lyric.....
'softer than a summer's breeze'

I'm lovin' the Lensbaby.  This lens has the ability to make the 'ordinary' look 'magical'!  I took this photo a few days ago of the first blossoms on a scrawny flowering tree in the parking strip on a street in downtown St. George.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

St. George Temple

St. George Temple

I think I'm getting too old to take photos from this angle. It probably took me longer to lie down on the ground & then get back up, than it did to actually take the photo!!! But sometimes the most interesting compositions are taken from a perspective either above or below where one would normally hold a camera! (For my non Utah friends, this is the LDS Temple, (Mormon), in St. George, Utah.)

Friday, February 24, 2017

Squawbush Buds

Squawbush Buds 
(photographed at sunset)

Photogs anxiously waiting for spring flowers to bloom can always get a jump on the season by photographing interesting and colorful buds.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Floral Daydream

Floral Daydream

Sometimes a different presentation of something ordinary can show the beauty of nature in a unique way.  This is a small ice plant flower photographed at Red Hills Desert Gardens in St. George, Utah.
(Effect created with two exposures each with a different manual soft focus, then combined in PS.)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Zion National Park in Winter

Zion National Park
(vertical panorama)

Monday, February 20, 2017

Waterfalls in Zion National Park

Waterfall in Zion National Park

Two photog friends and I spent a fun and drizzly day shooting waterfalls in Zion.  The magic only happens after lots of rain.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Sunrise in Snow Canyon

I needed my sunglasses on a sunrise walk in beautiful Snow Canyon.  
A great way to start the day!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Day's End!

  A beautiful end to Valentine's Day!!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

Hugs and kisses to warm the soul,
words that are thoughtful and sweet,
and strawberries covered in chocolate to eat.
Sounds like a perfect Valentine's Day to me!!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Fire Lake, Utah (2)

Fire Lake, Ivins, Utah

I love how the sunset light lit up the foreground rocks.  These are the mountains I see from our southern Utah winter home and this was taken about 3-4 miles from home.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Fire Lake, Ivins, Utah

Fire Lake, Ivins, Utah

I think I know how Fire Lake got its name.  This is how it looks at sunset on a beautiful winter day.  If you look really close on the right side of the photo above the lake you can see some of the homes of Kayenta blending in beautifully with this spectacular scenery.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Frozen in Time

And the Title is......

'Frozen in Time'....or how about, 'Death by Ice'.....'Frozen Pink'....'Cold Snap'....'Lost Gravity'....'God's Tears'?????  All suggestions from FB and IG. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Frozen Flowers

Bored....picked up flowers at grocery store.....submerged in water....put in freezer.....put frozen 'flower block' next to window....attached Lensbaby to camera....started clicking.....HAD FUN and got my artistic 'fix' for the day!!! (P.S. I declare this RED WEEK in honor of Valentine's Day!)