Same sunrise previously posted, a little higher on the pasture. Similar backdrop but changing focal length and compositions for a little variety.
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My favorite landscape from Little Pisgah on March 18th, right before the cows started making their way across the pasture. Feedback on social media says the cow photo was the winner...
Rhododendron macro from Carolina Native Nursery. The petals in focus center attention on the stamen. Had several shots with different points of focus but this is the one that stood out to me.
A couple azalea macro images. Both with very shallow depth of field, the backgrounds provide a place to rest the eye while searching for the limited focus.
Went to work on macro images but the plants are really beautiful. Just took these to document the flowers before looking for compositions up close.
As the herd moved through the donkeys followed behind as protection. Feels like this should be a WNC Democratic Party poster. Spring is a nice time to be on the mountain.
Caught a couple images of the cows in the pasture on Little Pisgah. Sunrise wasn't exciting but the light broke through the clouds for at the right time.
One of the things I consider before shooting sunrise is the weather. Took an opportunity on March 18th to go up to Little Pisgah as the rain was finishing up. The light broke through about 20 minutes after sunrise on the rock in the Hickory Nut Gorge. The clouds began clearing quickly leading to nice directional light.
The beginning of the season, azaleas next to one another are blooming in different stages. Carolina Native Nursery has a beautiful plants everywhere you look. Right now they have different protocols for retail but they are open for contactless pickups.
This image caught my attention because of the contrast in color between the dead leaves on the ground against the vibrant new bloom. Additional image of the same plant within post.