Not Just Flowers and Trees

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posted by LHB

I took a Nature Photography class for SummerFun camp at Ottoson last week. The class was 3 hours every day, and we were walking around Arlington most of the time. we were walking about three miles everyday except Friday that week!! my feet were sore every day when I went home that week. this picture is of some overgrown Daisies in some ones garden, they were sticking out between two fence posts. This was one of my favorite flower pictures.

Here are some of my other favorite pictures from Menotomy Rocks Park, the lake part of the Res, and the overall neighborhood around the Ottoson!

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this is a picture of a turtle we found sitting on the edge of a concrete wall at the Res. we could only get about ten feet away, and my camera only zoomed to about three feet away, so we cropped the photo, and found out that he had green stripes on his neck, and red stripes on his legs!!

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I took this photo after a friend threw a rock into the water, and I took a photo of the ripples it made, with some reeds, a tree the ground, and a bush as the backround, on the computer we altered the lighting a little, and gave it some contrasts and highlights, and this is how it turned out!!

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This picture is of some mushrooms that were sitting on the side of the bike path we were walking on, practically begging to have their picture taken. I got my camera to the side and under them, and took the shot. on  the computer we cropped it a little.

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The picture above is one out of many pictures I took while just taking random pictures with my camera pointing up. it has no digital editing. “I like the pattern of leaves,” says PHB.

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This photo is of a frog/toad we saw with his head poking out of the water at Menotomy Rocks Park. We didn’t go in the water, so I actually had to take the shot from pretty far away. But we cropped it on the computer and the toad got bigger!

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This one tree stands by the baseball diamond next to the Trader Joe’s, also near the Rez.  It is hollow, so I thought it would make a good picture. This photo has no digital editing.

IMG_2276This is some water peeking out from between two trees, at the Res. On the computer we altered the lighting and used shadows to make it darker on the edges.

“I think it ended up looking more mysterious and magical than the Res usually does,” said PHB.

This class was great, and these pictures are not just flowers and trees!

– LHB

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5 thoughts on “Not Just Flowers and Trees

  1. WOW !!!! Amazing photos. You have a terrific eye:)
    My favorite is the frog peeking out from the murky water
    Hope you had a fantastic time at camp, did you take pictures at camp?
    Anyway Elisa and I hope to see all of you soon. Special days for the B bus gals coming up in another month especially for one of the B bus women, a momentous birthday milestone!
    Wonder who that could be……?
    Sending big love,. Mima and Elisa

  2. Those are fabulous pictures!! Great job! You should make a table book of pictures from this summer!

  3. I second that WOW! You are an amazing photographer! I like them all so much I don’t think I could pick a favorite although I keep going back to look at the daisies and the hollow tree. I also like the one you altered too. It looks like a part of the forest you might find in a Harry Potter story.
    Great job! As was stated in the above comment we hope to see you soon!
    Big love and hugs to you all,
    Elisa

  4. LHB,
    You have made my day! What a treat to have these spectacularly great photographs.
    You may well be America’s next Margaret Bourke White with a strong dose of Georgia O’Keefe
    thrown in.
    Can’t wait to see you at the Dulles Marriott in 27 days and join you on the B bus!
    Lots of love to you, Sister, and Mother,
    Grandaddy

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