Wildflowers by the Pond – Near Brighton, Illinois – Quintessential Dassler Effect

As I was processing these, I was thinking how this set of photos represents one of the central themes or motifs of photos on this blog. They are shots of nature with a shallow depth of field with the focus isolating a detail in the foreground, with lovely bokeh in the background, which nonetheless should help with the composition of the photo with blurred shapes and colors. I began to think of this because this sort of photo is one that makes me very happy. These are a little extra dreamy because I had my ISO much lower than I normally shoot at and it was a windy day. I hope you may enjoy them, too. Oh, and keep an eye out for the serendipitous visit from the bee!

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The wilderness outside your window – Texas wildflowers – San Antonio

Texas is certainly nowhere near as green as Missouri, but the wildflowers go a long way in making up for that. Every highway is lined with bright yellows and oranges and blues and whites, which show up vividly against the drab, brown earth. I hope to take my camera when I am out riding some time, but when I am on my bike I am loathe to stop. These flowers where just beside my brother’s house. And, yes, even there scaredy old me was on the lookout for rattlesnakes.