Mar 032013

bush in wash flowers 1690

I was walking home through the wash yesterday when I saw this flowering bush. I’ve seen this one and similar many times but usually we are on the ATV and moving too fast for me to get it. I do not know name the name of the bush/flower.

The top photo has been processed with Topaz Detail and Topaz Simplify (Buzz Sim 2) which brings out a bit more of the yellow in the flower.

The photo below is the natural bush in the wash.

bush in wash 1689

Apr 262012


I like traveling, even day trips, because there is always something new to learn.  For example, that there is such a thing as the Colorado Desert Region in Southern California.  This was taken at Joshua Tree… which is half Colorado Desert and half Mohave Desert, although no definitive dividing line, it is obvious when you are in one or the other because of the plant life.

Here’s a link to more info:


Mar 152011

ISO 80; f/8; 1/125; 5mm; 5:11pm (Canon SX10 Super Macro Mode)

Processed in Topaz Adjust, HDR POP with vignette and a bit of burning through Aperture.

Rule of thirds says to avoid putting the center of interest, in the center.  But sometimes it is also o.k. to break the rule of thirds.

This blossom is only about a half inch and these “rocks” are pebbles.   The camera lens was held about a half inch away from the blossom in Super Macro Mode, which shoots wide angle only.