Flower in the Sun

Last weekend my wife and I went to Oklahoma City for some friends’ wedding. While there, we spent one morning going out to some museums that I remember visiting with my Grandpa when I was much younger. While at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, this flower really stood out to me. It was a rather overcast morning, but when I approached this lone flower, the sun came out and really made this one pop in the light. I hope you all enjoy!

Bright Flower in the Sun

Bright Flower in the Sun

DanD

Contrast in Kansas

Today was quite sunny in Kansas. Then we started getting some clouds rolling in. So, my wife and I jumped into the car and headed out for pictures. The clouds broke up as we were driving past this pasture with a lone tree against the horizon, so I had to take the photo. I thought the B&W made it much more interesting. What do you think?

Lone Tree on a Sunny Day

Lone Tree on a Sunny Day

DanD

Another Color vs. Black & White

On this one, I am having a tough time deciding which one I prefer. I think I have decided that Monument Rocks are stunning in BOTH color as well as Black & White. Either way, I really enjoyed the rays of the sun peeking around the rocks to greet the World. What do you think?

B&W Monument Rocks Peeking Sun

B&W Monument Rocks Peeking Sun

Monument Rocks Peeking Sun

Monument Rocks Peeking Sun

DanD

Monument Rocks Panoramic in B&W

As I’m sure you know by now, I was completely impressed with this trip to Monument Rocks. They area series of Chalk Formations with lots of fossils throughout the soil. This gives them a very light appearance, and with the shadows and the sun, made for some interesting contrasts for the Black & White Photos. Just for size comparison, some of these are over 60 feet high. Hope you enjoy!

Monument Rocks B&W Panorama

Monument Rocks B&W Panorama

DanD

Winter Sunbeams

We are having an unseasonably warm winter, just like much of the rest of the nation. Today it was sunny and 63 degrees, with a cold front moving in this evening. As the cold front started making its way into the area, the sun began playing hide-and-seek through the clouds, making for some stunning sunbeams and light patterns. I took this photo just south of Perry, KS with my cell phone, so is not even close to as good as I would like, but had to stop, take the photo, and share. Enjoy!

Sunbeams

Sunbeams

DanD