Friday, May 31, 2019
I have seen a flower like this in California from when I went to Los Angeles. While I have seen the flower before I am still amazed at the color. The bright white, yellow, and pink colors are something that I don't see in many other flowers. I also like the wrinkled look on the petals, it makes the flower look old and deprived of water.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
I titled this Baby Blue for two reasons, the first is because the color is like a baby blue and the second is because the flower is baby sized. The color is a mixture between a light blue and purple. There is not a definitive color nonetheless it is an interesting color. The flower is also very small. Maybe I just found small bees and flowers but it's interesting how both of these pictures are of baby-sized objects.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
While taking pictures of flowers, I noticed this miniature bee. It was like other bees in the sense of color and shape but the size of the bee was confusing. I'm not sure if it there is a completely different type of bee in North Carolina or this is just a baby bee, but I am finding this picture very interesting and confusing.
Saturday, May 25, 2019
This plant is not a flower, but it still has the bright colors a flower has. I like the red tips on the ends of the yellow leaves. There are the different leaves sticking out everywhere which draws your eye around and around the picture. The ends of the leaves come to a point, turn red, then stop. It is like a good ending to an even better plant.
Friday, May 24, 2019
Of all the flowers I have taken pictures of in Texas and just these few that I took in North Carolina, I like the flowers from North Carolina better. They are more colorful, have more to see at a macro level, and are different. This flower, for example, is bright pink and white with a yellow center. These colors are bright and stand out against the dark green background.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
This flower is one that has not yet bloomed. I thought it was interesting because of the shapes on the flower. There are the octagonal black and green shapes on the bottom, then the cylindrical-looking shapes at the top. The part that makes the picture the best is the black and green octagonal petals. They provide an interesting contrast because it is not often the color black is seen in flowers. Most flowers are bright colors like red, yellow, or orange but this was a darker color black.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Unlike the white tiny flowers, these also tiny flowers were very tightly bunched together. There was a flower, after flower, after flower. I chose to title it Ribbon because the inside of the flower looks like ribbons. The yellow rectangle-like shapes almost look man-made. In addition, the yellow adds contrast in color to all of the red petals. There is an abundance of red then you see the yellow centers'.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
I didn't notice this when I was taking the picture, but there is some white object in the center of the flower. I actually like it because it gives the yellow flower another color. It almost looks like snow except that I know it is not snow. I also like the background of this picture because you are able to see the outline of the flower. You know what it is, you just don't see the actual background because it's not in focus.
Monday, May 20, 2019
Up above the woods were some very interesting clouds. I found these clouds interesting because they are not the same color. Some are more white and others are grayer. I wanted to have the tree in focus so that there were also elements of the woods in the picture. The picture would have been better if the trees had more color in them instead of being all green, but it still is a very nice picture.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
I found these flowers in a different area of moss. I did use my macro lens but I didn't want to be directly on the flowers. I took a step back and captured the entire group of flowers. I like how they are sprinkled around the moss and all in one spot. They all mimic each other with the four leaves and tiny green stem. It is like they are all different but also all the same.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
I took this picture deep in the forest. All around me were hundreds of feet tall trees. I wasn't trying to take a picture like this but I really like it. The center tree is in focus and everything else is blurred. It is almost like the blur is leading your eye toward the center tree. I also like all of the trees surrounding the main tree. I don't take too many pictures of woods full of trees so I thought it was something new and interesting.
Friday, May 17, 2019
These woods were very, very dense. This means that moisture became trapped very easily in the woods. All the moisture and additional rainfall created this moss. It isn't much but I thought it was interesting to see all of the obstructions on the moss, there are leaves and bark from trees.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Near the place where I was staying was this trail into the woods. There are woods in Texas but these were a completely different type of woods. I walked in then after 2 minutes of walking there was no more trail. I used my phone's GPS to try to walk further toward a lake. I ended up in a US Wildlife Protective area so I had to head back. Not only was there no path, but I also found 2 tombstones from the 1850s. I could only read one of them, and that person was William Barbee born in 1777 and died 1857 (yes it's a real thing, search it up!)
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
On the trip, I took many pictures that even with my wide-angle lens were too wide. To solve the problem I took multiple pictures then using photoshop I merged them together. This picture is of the University of North Carolina's football stadium It was hard to create this panoramic picture because the pictures didn't line up correctly. I had to stretch the last two but it came out relatively good.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
I took this picture as we walked from the bell tower to the football stadium (picture coming tomorrow). It's nothing too special but I like the way the trees look. The trees are different than the ones in Texas. These trees are pine trees, rather the oak trees in Texas. It's hard to tell the difference with the trees on the left, but you can clearly see they are pine trees from
Monday, May 13, 2019
This is the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower on the University of North Carolina campus. It is 172 feet tall, has 14 bells, and rings every 15 minutes. It was difficult to take a picture of it because of the sun. I wasn't facing the sun, but since there were little clouds I could not place the tower in front of a grey background. I had to use a fast shutter speed to compensate which made the tower darker.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Near the tiny white flowers was this bunch of flowers. I took pictures of it because of the number of flowers. There usually are a few flowers near each other on a bush but this bush was full of flowers. In addition to the number of flowers, I also like the brightness on the picture. The sunlight is coming from the center of the bunch and as you look outwards either left or right, the picture becomes darker.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
This picture is of a flower but it is very simple. I used my regular wide-angle lens but stepped in closer and zoomed in. I didn't use the macro lens because I wanted to show how small the flower is. The yellow parts within the flower stick out to me. There is a green background, then white flower, but the object that I notice the most is yellow. It is like an unexpected surprise from the flower.
Friday, May 10, 2019
During the entire trip, I was taking pictures of different flowers. I thought this one was interesting because of its colors. All of the colors are light and bright. There is light blue and green but in the background of the picture and deep into the petals the blues and greens become darker. I also like the shape of the flower. It looks like it should be a flower that stands directly up, but this one doesn't. This flower in hanging down.
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Near the gazebo was the covered walkway. Vines covered it but not completely. I found it interesting how the lines of the pathway and poles lining the walkway all led to the end of the tunnel. I then had people walk in front of me to show the walkway. If I could change one thing, it would be that this picture was a long exposure. I wish I could capture the movement of the people walking, but regarding that, I still enjoy the picture.
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
This flower reminded me very much of a sunset. The oranges and yellow colors were bright and reflected the harsh sunlight. I also enjoy the flowers' composure. It has no flowers on top, some non-blossomed in the middle, and bright yellow flowers at the bottom. When I first was taking the picture, I was just standing straight at it. The background was out of focus like this, but it wasn't a nice green background I like. I adjusted my camera position to change the background which allowed me to capture this picture.
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Over the past weekend (including Friday), I went to North Carolina. While there, I visited North Carolina and Duke Colleges and Raleigh. This first picture is of a gazebo on the North Carolina campus. It is one of the many structures on the campus but it also caught my eye. I like how it's bright green and white stand out against the dark green leaves. Even though it is an old structure it is clean and still looks new
Thursday, May 02, 2019
This picture is the closest I have to a bee. I positioned my camera very close to the bee. I just let the bee do whatever it was doing and I took pictures when I could. I have found bees normally aren't very aggressive when I am taking these up close pictures of them. There are a few times when I bee will circle around me but by then I normally am done taking pictures.
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
My next pictures are from the Dallas Arboretum Botanical Garden. I was taking pictures of flowers when I heard the familiar buzzing sound. I looked around and found some bees hovering over then landing on these blue flowers. I chose to post this picture because I like the reflection from the wings. This is one of the few pictures where you are able to see the wings.