Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Arizona Plants

This photo is teztured with kk_touchof-1.


 'Nature does not hurry, yet everything gets accomplished.'
 - Lao Tzu

I need to learn a few things from nature.  I tend to rush around a lot.  When I do, my mind is rushing around too.  I am thinking off what is next, where I need to go, anything but what is going on right now.  But when I look through my camera it brings me back to the moment, slows me down.  I really look.  I see the beauty around me in that moment, and capture it for later.  Just one more reason I love photography.

I am still playing with my pictures I took in Arizona over Christmas break. Being from Ohio I enjoyed the different plants and trees in Arizona and found myself taking a lot of photos of them.


This photo was textured with kk_july-2.

I fell in love with the cacti.  My favorite are the saguaros.  This little bird was sitting on the saguaro for a long time.  It didn’t look comfortable.  He did fly away, so I know he wasn’t stuck. 

This photo is textured with kk_italy.


The unique trees with the blue sky behind them were wonderful.  For this shot I put my camera on the ground and shot up so I didn't get any trees or bushes in the shot.  I am sure I looked silly with my head on the ground, but I am glad I did it.  I also cheated just a little and used ‘color burn’ with the texture.  That made the blue sky even bluer. 

Today I am linking up with Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great week!
Stay warm and safe if snow is in your forecast.
Michelle

14 comments:

  1. Ahh my part of the country, I agree with you I always need to slow down too. Why is that I wonder? Love your shots and the tree on the rock is awesome.

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  2. Hi Michelle, yes Barbara is right, the picture with the tree on the rock is really great!
    I love this opposed colours brown/orange an this wonderful blue.
    I like the first one too, because I wish I could touch this soft...(forgot the name, sorry). :-)
    Hope you will not get too much snow!
    Greetings, Brigitte

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  3. Saguaros are my favourite too and that blue sky beautiful to see on this grey day..

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  4. What a wonderful quote and beautiful accompany photograph as well as post processing. Ah, your words ring very true! I have noticed when I look through my lens, not only does life slow down but I see the world different. Like I am having a private conversation with my surroundings. Enjoy

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  5. Beautiful! I love the purple and gold in the first image - and the sun spot. And the blue sky in the last two images is just amazing! Love your quote too!

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  6. Lovely photos, Michelle, gorgeous blue color !
    A great quote ... so true !
    Nice week,
    Sylvia

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  7. Oh, it's so true! We rush around like the Mad Hatter! But thank goodness for our cameras to slow us down and put us back in the moment. Lovely photos from AZ.

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  8. Really pretty pictures and great quote!
    Love the tree...hope the bird is ok :)

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  9. Love the top photo. It's beautifully done.

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  10. Gorgeous! I love saguaros, too. I was in Arizona about a year ago - this brings back great memories!

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  11. The top photo is so beautiful, it is so nice how the seeds pop out!

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  12. What better way to spend a winter day than enjoying the summer beauty with your lovely pictures! I love the western blue skies too. Beautiful!!!

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  13. I can just feel the warmth! Beautiful photos :)

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