Hello and welome to My View for Wednesday, July 7, 2010.
I hope you all had a wonderful July 4th Weekend.
I was lucky enough to be able to spend the long holiday weekend in Colorado, visiting a good friend. It was a relaxing, not doing too much of anything requiring heavy lifting and enjoyable kind of weekend. I did manage to get a few photographs, some of which I will process and post here soon.
I returned home to Atlanta just in time for SUMMER to make it’s full appearance. We’ve had some hot temperatures already, but being away in a cooler environment for a few days spoiled me. I came home to temperatures reaching into the high 90s this week. Along with our infamous humidity, these temperatures cause one to slow down, sit under tall shade trees, drink lemonade, chat with the neighbors and try to breathe.
In my mind, summertime and magnolias go hand in hand. Once those large creamy blossoms begin to form on those giant trees with large, dark green waxy leaves, we know that hot humid days, damp blouses and pitchers of cold lemonade are not far away. And, now those days are here with us for the next few months.
I managed to get myself so busy in June that I did not get out and photograph those lovely, giant, creamy flowers hanging low on the spreading branches of the magnolia trees before they faded away until early next summer. But, I did find one that I photographed a few years back.
Wishing you cool breezes, tall shade trees and cold glasses of lemonade for the rest of the summer.
As always, your comments and critiques are most welcome. They make me a better photographer, aid my growth as a person and offer me new experiences.
Heart of the Magnolia
Canon 10D, Canon 100mm 2.8 macro lens, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/350 second shutter speed, mounted on Bogen tripod, with Bogen 2047 head.
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