Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Baylands III

I know I promised my next blog would be the landscapes, but a holiday came up and it was one I had pics to share.

As we were getting ready to leave the duck pond for Rancho San Antonio, we saw a few red-winged blackbirds headed over towards the ranger's station. Since neither of us felt we successfully got one with the camera, we agreed to go there and check things out. I'm so glad we did, because instantly I saw a few landscape photo ops I had never envisioned. The lighting was just perfect. Dark moody skies, bright flowers in the foreground, and sunlight hitting the middle ground that was all golden grasses with scattered trees.

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Neither of the two above showed that middle ground, but the brightness of the rockrose balanced the moody skies.

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Looking east from the garden/picnic area behind the ranger's station.

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Looking west back over the bay inlets.

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Looking east again, but from a different position. I don't think this one is as good, but I do love the plant on the left.


Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Stunning pix Heidi!!

Linda in Erie said...

Very nice photos! I love dark skies with some light coming through. It give photos so much depth. It looks like a beautiful area.

Darla said...

I love the lighting in these photos and they are framed so nice too.

Red said...

Thanks Lynne, Linda & Darla!

Linda, I had never noticed the beauty of the area because I was distracted by the plethora of birds to be found there, but those views sure were nice. It's like not seeing the forest for the trees.

Mary C said...

Framing your landscape photos on your template enhances them even more. Nice description as well as good quality pix. Thanks for sharing.

Adam R. Paul said...

Great lighting indeed! Dark skies and a sun-lit foreground are always dramatic

Leedra said...

Hard to pick a favorite, like them all.


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