September 08, 2011

Lagunitas Creek -- in the afternoon


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photo by Donald Kinney

When it comes to colorful reflections in my beloved Lagunitas Creek, the most spectacular time of day is about 9AM when the creek is still shaded but the surrounding trees and vegetation are just starting to become illuminated.



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But yes, afternoon photo-ops at the creek may not be as abundant as in the morning but I did my best.



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Oh, I've probably said it before--the trick is to just BE there.



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Not to sound overly self-important, but I mean, like, who, including myself, would ever be able to enjoy this spray of Monbretia if I hadn't stopped by?



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3 comments:

Denise said...

These photos are wonderful, all those reflections and colors, patterns. Only just discovered the name of the Monbretia. It's a beautiful flower. Love that header also.

AphotoAday said...

Thanks DENISE. I am particularly drawn to Monbretia because my parents used to have it in their garden. Now I get to see it growing wild. A bonus is that it's blooming this time of year when the other wildflowers have long since perished...

Anonymous said...

More pics of our beloved Lagunitas Creek. That green color is almost other-worldly. Gotta love the red coloring of the monbretia!! Nice depth of field in this one ... a real "eastern" influence. Gitta would like it :)

 
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