As I was uploading the photo for this post, it occurred to me I had already taken a similar photo of the same farm off of Boedigheimer Rd. just outside of Stayton. It’s pretty strange how similar the two photos are, though the older photo from 2010 was shot later in the year and has a lot more brown.
Yellow flowers can be difficult to capture properly, as the color can bleed and it’s easy to have them become over saturated. I’m no photography expert, but I’ve found if I underexpose the photo a little, it helps retain the proper color on the flower. I did that with this image, and it made the flower look like a spotlight.
Nature walk time! Guest photographer Denny Barnes went out with his dog, Reggie, into the hills not far outside of Stayton. He took several beautiful photos of various flowers, plus a little bunny. His description:
Reggie the dog and I took a hike into the hills today and noticed everything is coming alive. The trees are blooming, the wildflowers are blooming and even the bunnies are blooming..LOL I had to save a little cotton-tail baby that Reggie thought would make an excellent meal. I took a couple pictures of him and told him to go hide better so Reggie couldn’t find him. Grabbed some shots of the wildflowers also. Anyway, that’s how our day went.
Click on the thumbnails below to see each photo. Thanks, Denny!
Here’s a shot of the front of the Oregon State Capitol Building in nearby Salem, with the gold Pioneer dude standing on top like a cake decoration. I confess to digitally removing the tops of some parking peters at the very bottom of the shot, because they looked silly down there. I hope they aren’t offended.