Here is my entry for the Gardening Gone Wild May 2011 Photo Contest

I have been so busy lately that I have not taken the time to make an entry for the past month or so.  Being busy is a great thing, taking photographs and creating “treasures” to show my work.  The link here will take you to the contest for May that I am entering.  The more I enter these contests, the more I learn and am able to share and gain knowledge of this wide open field of photography.  Learning from the masters is priceless to me.

Gardening Gone Wild Photo Contests – May 2011

This months contest is all about lighting using macro lens work.  I think I will choose this shot as I love the way the sun plays with the orange petals of the azalea.  The macro lens allows you the up close and personal look at the inner workings of the anthers courtesy of mother nature.  The light plays off the petals and the contrast between the blue sky and the orange of the flower is striking.

Treasures from the Tulip Festival

Okay…so I have never been to the Tulip Festival in Woodburn.  I have heard so much about it so I had to take a trip there.  After winding around to and fro, not getting lost along the way, I was truly amazed at what I found.  If you are one of the few not making the trip before either…sit back and enjoy these!  It was not hard to capture the beautiful colors or textures.  They were all around and I was snapping the shutter so fast I nearly fell over at one point.  The weather was the best, cold but sunshine to help show off their treasures.  Let me get right to it then, and as always, leave me some feedback as to what you think.