Plants give life
May be an empty saying, but photographing always means that you are
making a photo of something. Then it is questionable if the
photo itself or the object is the most important thing. The best would
be a wonderful photograph of a wonderful object. We are not talking
about snapshots, right?
When I started to travel to
Spain to the Costa Blanca my first digital camera was the Olympus C2500L
with 2.5MP and a resolution of 1712 x 1368 px. The results are not
as good as the present digital SLR's, like the Nikon D200 which I use
since 2006. And of course we can see this, though some pictures are not
bad at all! In this case mostly the object, the plant, is in question. I
still have to scan many slides of wildflowers of the Canadian Rocky
Mountains. But I know, that we have to deal with a quality loss of, at a
rough estimate, 25 % of the picture. I used for many years, also in
Canada, the analog camera Olympus IS 1000 with good results. But
nevertheless with loss of quality with scans.
architecture, wildflowers or church interiors, I all love it to
photograph. Ruins of convents and churches are a fine item too. When I
scan slides of flowers or churches, I remember again the beauty of
the photographic reality again. A visual souvenir. Yes, that's the
right expression. Even the smallest orchids I remember where they grew
and where I photographed them. Well enough of this romantic nonsense.......
One of the most
enjoyable things to do for me, is to stroll through the mountains and
woods to photograph wildflowers at many places. As you see the Costa
Blanca in Spain, but also the Canary Island La Palma, the Algarve in
Portugal, the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland and more recently the
beautiful but quite unknown state of Oregon in the USA. You can see the
results in many albums of the wildflowers there. And the Dolomites in
northern Italy to come as well as a trip to Austria. I call it sometimes
"God's showroom", and that's the way I see it!!
And the Canary Island
Tenerife - many beautiful wildflowers! Especially the Echium
April 2011 we were 2 weeks on Crete. What an interesting wildflowers,
especially the wild orchids. See right below!!
May-June 2013 we were in the southwest of the USA to visit the
National Parks. Also many fine wildflowers to photograph. Enjoy my 7
albums, see below!!!
Enjoy the pictures!