In the Past I have done a list of my top images of the year. I am going to change things up just a little. I am still going to pick what I think are my top images of the year but I am giving each image their very own blog.
I didn’t take any big trips this year, not that I didn’t want to. Sometimes life happens and your priorities change. Because of this I had to stay local. In a way that was a good thing because it really made me work on finding new places to shoot and look for different views of popular places. These images aren’t ranked in any particular order except for the last one, which is my personal favorite.
The first image is one that shows off the incredible spring that we had. It was warmer than usual starting in January but we also got a fair amount of rain. This was a perfect combination for an early and abundant wildflower season. One of the flowers that took full advantage of the unusually warm spring was the arrowleaf balsamroot, the flower that looks like a small bouquet of sunflowers. They were everywhere. In this particular image I wanted to capture the flowers with the spring light from a low perspective giving an up close and personal feel to the image. I took this picture in Hamblen Park, in Spokane to also show how people don’t have to go too far to enjoy all the wildflowers. The balsamroot were so thick it looked like a yellow carpet in the forest. They are one of my favorite spring flowers and this year was the first where I was able to capture some images that really highlighted this beautiful wildflower. It will be quite some time before we have another spring that will produce a bumper crop of wildflowers like it did this year so I hope you were able to get out and enjoy them.
Hamblen Park SunshineThis spring has been spectacular so far for wildflowers. Right now the arrowleaf balsamroot are blooming in full force in Spokane. This particular picture is from a city park right in Spokane. It is smaller more underdeveloped giving you the feeling that you are in an outlying area not in the City.
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