Neighborhood Explorations

I continue to hike and explore the neighborhoods around my home. Some people come out their homes wondering what this stranger is doing. Though I am missing the wild settings of the mountains and hills, I am discovering some amazing photos in my neighborhood.

Below is my favorite of the last few days. On this day I was taking photos of roses in the shade. Within a few minutes, I noticed the sun was about to peek out from behind the edge of a house. There were a few seconds when the sun had not yet fully emerged, yielding a soft light. Once the sun was out, the moment was gone.

Emergence into the Light!
Buttercup Rose
Sunlight Rose
Old Man and the Sea

I found this sculpture of the man in a boat in a rock garden. I extracted the subject and placed it on it’s own background. This sculpture makes me think of Hemmingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea.”

You can see the rest of the photos here. I have been editing the previous linked collection, so click through to see the old and new.

The Neighborhood

I am taking advantage of these times to take a walking tours of the streets near my home. It is spring and flowers are everywhere, some wild, some not. I am working with black for backgrounds of many of these photos. To me these bright flowers on dark backgrounds symbolize the times we are currently living through. There is so much to be grateful for!

Crowned Daisy on Black
Sleeping Snail on a Crowned Daisy
Gathering Nectar
Sunflower on Black
Pride of Madeira
Brushed with Pollen

To see the rest of the photos in this collection, click here.