tendrils

tendrils

Posted on 6 Jan ’11

another photograph from the national arboretum visit. with just a little bit of adjustment in lightroom this photograph really came to life. it isn’t hdr but seems to have some hdr-esque personality. the color and shape of these plant tips is what drew my eye. i’m a sucker for purple…

update: the above photograph is available as a desktop background wallpaper

tendrils and bee

tendrils and bee

more photographs from the same visit to the national arboretum. a different perspective of the same plant; with the added benefit of a late season bee coming in for a landing.

click on the image to the left to view it larger, i think the bee adds some movement and life to the photograph. gives it a little extra, the little bud on the bottom right kind of bugs me. i may work on removing that if i decide to print this one.

we originally went to the arboretum to check out the bonsai trees. i haven’t processed any of those photographs yet. honestly, i’m not sure that i actually like any of them enough to spend time on them. but, after we’d finished with the bonsai exhibits; we wandered over to the herb garden. of course, at the time of year we were there, there was not much to see as most of the plants had died off for the season or were going dormant. obviously, there were a few plants still displaying some growth and color.

tendrils

tendrils

i’m not sure, i may actually like this second tendrils photograph more than the first one. to me it has a bit more personality and is obviously less “busy” than the first. i need to live with it a bit to compare and contrast the two.