Friday, May 31, 2013

Happy Friday - Bug's View

Like many states, Florida has started a roadside wildflower program. They are scattered in swales and roadside areas mainly mid-state and further north. For some reason we don't seem to have them down here in South Florida. But, further north these areas are a delightful surprise of color and pattern.

The girls and I have photographed these areas many times. A recent trip north found us stopping for gas and this traffic-free patch of wildflowers was calling to be photographed. And because we weren't in a hurry and didn't have to contend with drive-by traffic, the girls and I took our time. We must have been a sight...the 4 of us, each with camera.

I was working hard to dodge the background of passing cars and the gas station signs. At one point, I lowered my camera to find almost all of that disappeared. The results were this great "bug's eye" view of the flowers and sky.

As we get older (at least for me ;), maneuvering and bending certain ways just isn't as easy as it used to be. Remember, your camera doesn't always have to be held up to your face. And with today's view screens and tilted screens, some of the best shots are those when you pull the camera away.