Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Blooming Season

There are so many plants blooming at the Desert Botanical Garden right now that the place has become a photographers paradise.  All of the photos in these two collages were taken last Sunday on my morning walk.  When I got home I had 195 photos to download.  I had no idea I had taken that many.

I do have to take full advantage of this blooming season while it lasts.  Summer is on it's way and not many of these plants will be blooming when the temperatures soar above the 100 mark.  Besides making these collages, I have been doing some photo editing and have some really interesting effects using these shots.  I do enjoy seeing what I can create from nature's beauty.

18 comments:

Karl Demetz said...

Such lovely collages, Sharon !
It must be a dream to walk around there.

llandudnopictures said...

What a beautiful collection!

Steve Reed said...

I love those kinds of walks! When you get so absorbed in taking photos you don't even realize how many you're shooting...

cieldequimper said...

This is blooming marvellous! :-)

Kathy said...

I don't recall seeing you make a collage before here but these are spectacular. That's amazing that you had such a spectacular photo shoot on one day! Now just think of all the work you have ahead of you. It's a labor of love though I know.

Babzy said...

Beautiful collage ! :)

Birdman said...

We're not quite there yet. Give us a month. I'm envious.

José Mendonça said...

Fabulous! What wonderful post.

Fotolosopher said...

These are two superb collages.
What amazes me is not that
you took so many pictures
but that the many pictures
you took are all so compelling,
colorful, perfectly composed
and sharp.

We know you're an angel
with a camera
I'd like to see what you'd
do with a harp!

RedPat said...

What an amazing assortment, Sharon! Beautiful.

Halcyon said...

What a great selection! I'm glad you got them on "film" to share with us.

William Kendall said...

They are gorgeous! I think the most I ever got at any one time was around ninety shots in a few minutes of competitive runners dashing past me.

Randy said...

You found some wonderful flowers.

Bob Crowe said...

Just 195? You need more exercise for your right index finger.

But they are beautiful images. It reminds me that Carolyn and I have long wanted to visit Death Vally at this time of year. We've been there many times but never when it is in bloom.

Kate said...

I do not envy your 100 plus temperatures, but I certainly am jealous of all the color you are enjoying now. Love photos of beautiful blooms!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful blooms Sharon.. I know exactly what you mean about the scorching weather, wouldn't want to be a flower in the garden then :)

Jack said...

Sharon, you should be the photographer for a nursery. Outstanding images!

Judy said...

Wow! Gorgeous!
I'm kind of dreading the download when I get home.