The Gloriosa Daisies are in full bloom on the farm. I’m not sure why I have these growing in my prairie. What I think happened is I have a cluster of Black-eyed Susan’s planted in the yard. They are all the color of the daisy in the last photo but quite a bit smaller. At the end of the season I cut them back and dump them out in the prairie. I think these came up from seed and when they did they seemed to have taken on different characteristics.
We walked a different section of the Red Cedar Trail this week and found some different flowers and other objects to photograph.
After a snowfall I walked out through the prairie to get some photos of last summer’s flowers.
I don’t do a lot of abstract photography with the exception of water reflections. Generally I resort to abstract photography when I don’t have anything else to photograph or I’m bored.
Black River Harbor – is one of my favorite places to photograph water reflections. I can easily spend hours under the bridge over the Black River photographing the fall reflections.
The Woods – Several times during the year I walk out into the woods to create some abstract photos. In this case I used a slow speed combined with a neutral density filter. By pointing the camera at the ground and slowly raising it I’m able to capture a different view of the woods.
Duluth Harbor – This photograph was an accident. I was taking some extended exposure photographs of the Duluth Harbor at night. I was on my last photograph when I noticed someone flying a drone and got excited and picked up the camera before the photograph was completed. The blue on the right side of the photograph are from the Bentleyville Tour of Lights.
Little Carp River Leaf Trails – was created when I found a small eddy in the stream where the leaves were moving in a variety of directions. A long exposure created the patterns.
Wildflowers – This photo was created using a low ISO setting and a neutral density filter. I used a telephoto lens and focused on one part of the photo, poused briefly before moving the lens to take a wider view and then paused again.
I’ve been out trying to get some of the last midsummer flowers photographed before they are gone. Soon there will not be any flowers on the farm.
Prairie Blazing Star
On a quick one day visit to Crex Meadows we found a large number of wildflowers blooming.
Blue Flag Iris
A walk around the farm turned up a number of late season flowers in bloom. With all of the bad weather we have been having I decided to bring them into my studio to photograph them.
I’ve been photographing some of the insects that have been making use of a large patch of Black-eyed Susans that are growing in the front yard.
Orange-belted Bumble Bee
We’ve had a number of very humid days and when I woke up in the morning the windows were covered with condensation. I have a large patch of Black-eyed Susans growing outside one of my windows so I took the opportunity to photograph them through the condensation.
Flower photos from recent walks around the farm.