tendrils

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

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leaf

This is another image from our visit to the National Arboretum in Washington, DC. I am *slowly* churning through these photos; I really haven’t found many to which I am particularly drawn. Usually, after letting them rest for a while I am able to return with a fresh eye and “see”. Not so much with this set.

Update: available as a nice wallpaper from here.

koi

From the National Arboretum during a recent visit back to DC

Update 11-dec-10: available as a large, widescreen, wallpaper from here, download and enjoy!

spring road trip 2010 – day 4

My day starts early, I’m fortunate enough to see dawn slowly consume the eastern sky, a sight I seldom witness. The valley is peaceful and quiet; winds are almost non-existent, more an occasional breeze than wind at this hour. I make coffee and a few photographs but, mostly I sit quietly, sipping my coffee, letting the day come to me. Continue Reading →

spring road trip 2010 – day 3, afternoon

Arriving at Furnace Creek, it’s almost time to celebrate, the temperature has increased substantially and Karen has almost completely thawed. It is, however, quite windy here in the parking lot of the Furnace Creek ranger station. Continue Reading →