Posted on March 16, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Wildflower bliss at Shrine Pass
Shrine Pass, Aug. 3, 2011 - peak of the wildflower season.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Seems like so long ago, but on this fine summer day I actually managed to get out and spend a full day, or at least six or seven hours, just walking around and taking pictures. That might sound boring to some people, but it was actually quite satisfying. For me, photography is more of a meditation than anything else, a chance to to just bliss out on the scenery, trying to envision pleasing compositions. The day started sunny, but big thunder-boomers were building to the west …
To use the depth of field preview or not, that is the question.
Getting some edge blur without a filter!
The profusion of paintbrush was as great as I've ever seen in the high country.
So many hues!
I probably spent an hour photographing just this one clump of paintbrush, fascinated by the one purple-flowered plant standing in contrast to the pinks and reds.
The juxtaposition of pink fleabane daisy against the mountain "driftwood" caught my eye ...
And a salmon-colored variety ...
And then came the rains ...
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