Guest photographer Maryann Nielson found this absolutely gorgeous field filled with white flowers. Awesome. Thanks, Maryann!
We have a purple calla lily flower for today. Due to an illness in the family, I haven’t been able to go out and take photos recently. That leads me to…
A call for guest photographers!
As you may know, without my awesome, lovely, and brilliant guest photographers, this daily photo blog would have ended a long time ago. If anyone out there who has taken local area photos (in other words, the Willamette Valley) and would like to see one or more of those photos spotlighted here, I would love you forever.
You would retain full copyright and you’d receive full credit. The only place your image(s) would be uploaded would be here, with links only posted on various social media sites.
If you’re interested, please see the Contribute a Photo page. Thank you!
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!
Guest photographer Denny Barnes made me a very happy camper by sending along some photos he took at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival outside Woodburn. I wasn’t able to go this year, but that’s okay, because Denny’s photos rock. His description:
Me and about 10 million other people visited Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm Sunday. Didn’t really want to go on a weekend but this was the only opportunity I’ll probably have this year. It was very-very busy with lots of people and impossible to get shots without people in them. The tulips were very pretty but some were already done. The steam tractors were running so I grabbed a few shots of them and of course the John Deere which everybody shoots. Took lots of photos and this is some of what I saw.
Click below to see his photos. Thanks, Denny!
Guest photographer David Nielson of StaytonEvents.com sent along this gorgeous photo of a house and field full of beautiful yellow flowers he shot north of nearby Sublimity. Thanks, Dave!