Flowers – № 2

Believe it or not, a flower shot won the 2014-2015 Nikon Photo Contest! “Fukushima Flowers” by Katsuhiro Noguchi to be exact took the Grand Prize.

“Fukushima Flowers”, © Katsuhiro Noguchi

“Flowers are the sweet children of nature, they make us smile.”

Mehmet Murat ildan

I find it very difficult to take pictures of flowers that go beyond pretty. Some of the judges must have had the same feeling, when they saw the winning photographs. Once they read the title and understood the background of the photographs they found praise and merit in the 3 photographs submitted.

I still find it very difficult to see beyond pretty. My story goes like this. After a long winter I was craving for color. Then came spring and now summer is here. Today the colors are vibrant, tomorrow…?

Can I get a prize, too?

Poppies, Jewell Garden, Skagway, AK

Poppies, Jewell Garden, Skagway, AK


Flowers – № 1

"Fireworks", Alaska

“Fireworks”, Alaska

Summer wildflowers abound. There were violets, skunk cabbage, pasque flowers, dandelions, western columbines, poppies, prickly roses, lupines, buttercups, and so many more.

“The earth laughs in flowers.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I picked the first raspberries… How can this be? 8 weeks ago there was snow and ice. Now it is mid summer, already? Note to self: Don’t look back, don’t wait for tomorrow, smell the wildflowers of today (since the roses are already gone).

On the Road

Postcard from Vegas #2

Color Explosion

Color Explosion

Smoke and mirrors. Lots of mirrors and reflections. It fits this place, where not much is real, except the dineros changing hands.

I cannot comprehend the appeal of Vegas. And that is ok.

Out of words to describe this artificial world.

One thing I do understand. Vegas was built in the right location. Smack in the middle of a desert, that makes anybody seek shelter inside, an air-conditioned climate.