WordPress weekly photo challenge: an unusual POV

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Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “an unusual POV (point of view)”. You can click on the photos below for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

I think I tend to notice things around me that most people will walk by, and that’s what I like to photograph. Like this pine tree bark from up close, which looks a lot like a topographic map.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: an unusual POV - Patterns and colors on pine tree bark
WordPress weekly photo challenge: an unusual POV – Patterns and colors on pine tree bark

Or this manzanita tree bark peeling off.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: an unusual POV - manzanita tree bark peeling off
WordPress weekly photo challenge: an unusual POV – manzanita tree bark peeling off

Have you ever seen the spider webs that grass spiders make? When they get wet with the morning dew, they look very cool from up close.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: an unusual POV - grass spider webs
WordPress weekly photo challenge: an unusual POV – grass spider webs

I like using the sky as a background and this gray but very bright sky was perfect to make this orange rose stand out and glow.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: an unusual POV - Orange rose at Balboa Park in San Diego
WordPress weekly photo challenge: an unusual POV – Orange rose at Balboa Park in San Diego

Living in San Diego, I get to see a lot of wildflowers in the spring, especially poppies. For this shot, I used the wooden fence as my main object, with the wildflowers bordering it.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: an unusual POV - Spring wildflowers in San Diego
WordPress weekly photo challenge: an unusual POV – Spring wildflowers in San Diego

When you live in San Diego, you get to enjoy quite a few things, like a very blue sky on lucky days, and a very blue Pacific ocean. In this last shot below, I used the grasses growing on the sand dunes at Coronado Beach as a foreground, with the Pacific ocean in the background.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: an unusual POV - Pacific ocean in the background at Coronado beach
WordPress weekly photo challenge: an unusual POV – Pacific ocean in the background at Coronado beach

WordPress weekly photo challenge: One shot, two ways

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Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “one shot, two ways”. You can click on the photos below for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

When photographing a subject in nature, sometimes it’s hard to determine which angle or side looks best. So I often shoot it from a variety of angles and decide later on. I’m not always sure which photo I prefer in the end.

Here’s a beautiful orange rose shot from above.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: One shot, two ways - orange rose
WordPress weekly photo challenge: One shot, two ways – orange rose

I love seeing the color patterns on the petals but the side shot looks very nice too.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: One shot, two ways - orange rose from the side
WordPress weekly photo challenge: One shot, two ways – orange rose from the side

Even when I shoot from the side, I’m not always sure which side will look best, like with this lovely pink and yellow rose, with more yellow than rose on this first shot.

Pink and yellow rose
Pink and yellow rose
Pink and yellow rose from the side
Pink and yellow rose from the side

Finally this ornamental plum tree looks pretty from this angle, with its dark red leaves.

Ornamental plum tree with dark red leaves
Ornamental plum tree with dark red leaves

But when I photographed the plum tree from the other side, with the sun shining from the other side, the red leaves really ignited.

Ornamental plum tree with red leaves in the sun
Ornamental plum tree with red leaves in the sun

Floral Friday Fotos: Water drops on roses

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Today I’m participating in Floral Friday Fotos. Remember you can click on the photos below to see them in a larger format. If you enjoy my images, I encourage you to subscribe and receive updates when I post new photos, usually 3 to 5 times a week.

I love photographing roses but they’re quite a challenge to capture in the right angle and the right light. I recently took a lot of photos of roses of many colors and most of them had water drops on them from the morning’s watering. Here is a mix of colors for your enjoyment!

Floral Friday Fotos: Water drops on a pink rose
Floral Friday Fotos: Water drops on a pink rose
Floral Friday Fotos: Water drops on a white rose's petals
Floral Friday Fotos: Water drops on a white rose’s petals
Floral Friday Fotos: Water drops on a white rose
Floral Friday Fotos: Water drops on a white rose
Floral Friday Fotos: Water drops on a orange rose
Floral Friday Fotos: Water drops on a orange rose