Photos of the Week - At the Arboretum

June 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I didn't realize until I started writing this that it has been a full month since my last posting here.  Sorry about the delay.

Anyway, I went down to the Arboretum a couple weeks ago to see what was blooming and what else looked interesting.

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Actually, one of my goals was to reshoot this tree stump.  While I like parts of the image, other parts annoy me, like the way the shadows and sunlight fall.

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Here's the replacement shot.  To begin with, I got really lucky with the weather.  It was a bright, overcast day, so no shadows but good light.  I also like that there are more plants growing around the stump, giving a more solid contrast between the dead tree and life around it.  The texture also comes out better in this shot.  Finally, I like the fact that you can see through the stump, which, for me, adds a little extra interest.

Devil's Tree StumpClick to Purchase

I think I'm going to call this the Devil's Tree Stump because the shape and weathering reminds me of pictures I've seen of Devil's Tower.

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I spotted these mushrooms growing in the Iris Garden.  They are quite small and next to the ground, which made it tricky to shoot properly.  I do like the result.

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The Wild Calla Lilies were also blooming.  I love these flowers.  They are so different from the cultivated varieties.



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