Desiccated Beauty

Between the recent triple digit heat and near drought conditions, plants have had it kind of rough this month of July, 2012.

This photo, like yesterday’s photo, has less contrast, softer colors, less intense light, than the photos I usually prefer. It has a soft, almost painterly quality. I quite like it, though not so much as my bright and sunny photos. What is your opinion?


Nikon D5100 f/5.6 1/180 ISO 100 Nikkor 55-300mm lens – Summer 2012


Just because they are dried out doesn’t mean these leaves have no beauty. The early morning sun can reveal beauty in many otherwise unnoticeable things.