Monday, July 14, 2008

recent (mostly) floral activity

flowers, south park blocks

I recently asserted that it's been a bad year for flowers. I do think that's true, but that hasn't stopped me from taking photos, or from uploading a few of those photos. I just haven't posted too many here. Not for lack of material; I just sort of got out of the habit. Over time, the average post here has gotten longer and involved more research, and the old-style fluffy content-free posts full of flower photos have kind of fallen by the wayside. The last one was almost a month ago, and there've actually been only two posts here since then. I've got a few more in draft form that I'll get out the door as soon as I have time and feel up to it. In other words, not today, and probably not tomorrow either.

In the meantime, here's a supersized batch of pics taken over the last couple of months. Many were taken with old manual-focus screw-mount lenses, used on the ol' 40D via an adapter. I'd explain what was what and how I did it and why and so forth, but then this wouldn't be a fluffy content-free post, and it'd take longer to write, and I probably couldn't do it in one sitting, so it'd end up in the drafts folder, thus becoming part of the problem, not part of the solution. And we can't have that, can we? So here are the photos, without further ado:

daylily, o'bryant square

wildflowers, first avenue

lemon leaf

spider silk, strawberry leaf

tiny tree flowers


wildflowers, first avenue

flowers, lovejoy fountain plaza


cobwebs, tanner springs

flowers, tanner springs

flowers, tanner springs

Dandelion, Naito Pkwy

flowers, lovejoy fountain plaza



rose, sw broadway & burnside

irises, o'bryant square

tulip, nw pdx

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