Floral, Daisy, Macro
It is a contest with no winner… which is my favorite subject, dandelions or daisies. My answer will change depending on how good that last capture of either turned out. Today, I would have to answer daisy…
Oh, you might have survived this year’s dandelion phase but now the daisies are here!
Mid-morning yesterday I drove over to the Mohawk River trail parking area in the Griffiss Industrial Park to explore any new blossoms. I had spotted some new additions while driving back from the grocery store Friday evening and wanted to get out of the apartment before the weather turned. Much to my surprise, one whole bank along the trail was covered in daisies. I will apologize now…
In The Yard – ITY66
Mohawk River Trail
Saturday was another beautiful day in the Mohawk Valley. After lunch I went for a walk. This time I explored the trail along the Mohawk River going upstream. The round trip is roughly 3.5 miles. It is an easy, tree covered trail that provided plenty of opportunities for my macro lens. Of course, I couldn’t pass by the dandelions.
I really had to fight my normal process on this image. I typically convert the dandelion images to B&W but the soft green background was really making the dandelion head stand out. Considering the subject of this image is actual brown dandelion seeds, the green works as a nice contrast/balance. Don’t get me wrong, I have a B&W version of this image in case I ever change my mind… 🙂
I didn’t realize my dandelion obsession was contagious. My blogging friend Dawn couldn’t pass up an opportunity to photograph these intricate “weeds”. You can read about her adventure here.
Canal Trail, Oriskany, NY
There was an added bonus to my decision about re-visiting old locations over the weekend, I found a tree full of blossoms. Around the parking area for the Canal Trail near Oriskany, NY there were flowering bushes and trees. The trees especially had wonderfully colored blossoms. It didn’t hurt that the dew was quite heavy that morning, adding to the macros I captured.