Twojay's Purple Popsicle flowers

Posted by Joyce (Montana, United States) on 10 July 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I was in Chico Hills, and saw these wild flowers; I wanted to capture the violet brilliance against the mountains, so laid down in the grass to get as low as I could. Then the wind blew the wild wheat across the view, and I refocused. It sounded like a bead curtain. Pleasant and happy catch for me. I really love this picture. That's Emigrant Peak in the distance, still snow capped late June.

Thank you for your visit and comments. I so enjoy hearing from you and seeing the world through your lens.

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Quintessential alpine image. All the freshness, intense light, and beauty are jumping out of the image. Great feeling transmitted by the image. Fantastic composition.

10 Jul 2011 7:03am

@Francisco Romero: I curtsy. Thank you my friend.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I love your foreground it really brings the viewer into the picture.

10 Jul 2011 12:14pm

@Curly: Hey thanks, I think that is why I feel so moved by it.

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Fantastic, Joyce - your DOF and composition is excellent here!

10 Jul 2011 12:51pm

@Jason Politte: Thanks Jason.

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine landscape for its pretty flowers, the grass and the mountains behind. Looks like a great place to get some pictures.

10 Jul 2011 12:51pm

@Don: Sure is. It's the place I housesit several times during the year, and one of my favorite photo hunting grounds.

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Wonderfully expressive and a successfully realized idea. The foreground is not intrusive due to its gaps through the fronds that allow us to drink in the alpine view, and as Curly mentioned, we are also there on our bellies to appreciate the glory and wonder what that sudden strange itching is.

10 Jul 2011 4:03pm

@Rick: Ha ha! :-D :-D yuk yuk snicker....., tch, yikes!!! .... There is always some little flaw in paradise, often that bite. Thanks for your efforts to stay serious Mr. R. 5 squashed bugs for you when you least expect it. :)

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Très belle composition et un beau paysage .... compliments

10 Jul 2011 9:46pm

@mimicy: Merci pour vos commentaires, et d'appréciation. Je vois que vous aussi, aimez les fleurs sauvages et de leurs amis.

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful! It looks like it could be a postcard or in a travel magazine!

10 Jul 2011 10:07pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thanks! Sometimes people ask if they can use my pictures on local websites which are travel related. I'm always so tickled.

myky from London, Canada

I love the layers to this image making me feel like I am there with the wind in my hair and the sun on my face...and of course thinking about grape popsicles!

11 Jul 2011 3:42am

@myky: Ooooh, nicely worded Deb. How it pleases me to read what others feel when they look at my images; this one fills my heart. Thank you.

Laurette from Fourways - Johannesburg, South Africa

A very beautiful image. The DOF is excellent and beautiful composition.

11 Jul 2011 10:38am

@Laurette: Thanks! It is so gratifying to hear that my best attempts have merit. That when I saw the lovely sight, it became a short adventure in capturing it, and nature provided more than I asked for. I was happily surprised to see it on my monitor.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Great shot! I like the composition with the flowers bottom left and mountain to counter balance top right.

11 Jul 2011 4:42pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks B. It is such fun to see the capture up on the monitor. That last minute wave of grass into the picture as though nature was communicating with me. You know the feeling I bet.

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Looks as if you are in the alps in Switzerland....I expect Heidi to come along with her grandfather any minute now. Beautiful.

13 Jul 2011 3:46pm

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