Project 365 | 130409 | Ground Cover

Early in the spring, my wife and I happily discovered that we had some really fun and colorful ground cover on one part of our property. It has a soft purple flower and covers several areas of ground that are under some larger trees. We think it might be periwinkle, but we hope our botany experts (and close friends) from the Great Northwest might be able to positively identify it.

Project 365 | 130409 | Ground Cover | © Jay Moore Photography

Project 365 | 130402 | Double Daffodil

Daffodil’s are clear signs of the beginning of spring, and they’re popping everywhere around the Mid-Atlantic states, including our yard. We had a few volunteer double daffodil’s that showed up unexpectedly in an area that is somewhat hidden from sight. So, my wife brought a few inside to enjoy and I decided that they needed a quick photo shoot.

Project 365 | 130402 | Double Daffodil | © Jay Moore Photography

Lighting/studio set-up was basic. Used the sun’s rays coming in from one of our windows, set up the double daffodil to include a background that was in shade and then used my laptop to reflect some fill light back into the areas that where in deep shade (laptop is positioned just outside the frame on camera right).

Project 365 | 130320 | Spring Equinox

Spring has sprung … Both officially, with today being the spring equinox, and with mother nature, as we were honored by the sight of our first crocus bloom.

Since they’re low to the ground type flower and I only had one bloom to work with, I put on my 24-70mm lens, got the camera on the ground and snapped a few frames from worm level.

Project 365 | 130320 | Spring Equinox | © Jay Moore Photography

Wildflowers | Glacier National Park

One of the most spectacular parts of visiting Glacier National Park is the site of all the wild flowers that live within the alpines. As the snow melts and gives way to these colorful beauties, they provide a colorful explosion for your eyes, as you scan the small trail traversing the high altitude hikes. They are not only great for creating interesting foregrounds in large landscape images, but I had an wonderful time photographing them within their own environment on the ground. Below is an image of some nice Castilleja (Indian Paintbrush) within a sea of wildflowers.

I adjusted my settings within my camera (Canon) so I could easily move my cameras dial to C1 to capture the wildflowers without needing to adjust my landscape settings, which normally stayed around f/13 (give or take a few stops). I set C1 to f2.8, so when I came across a scene that I wanted to capture, I turned the dial, composed the scene and fired away. It was a great way to capture these beautiful pieces of nature without having to make major adjustments to my settings along the trail. When I was completed with photographing the scene, I turned the dial back to ‘M’ and was ready to capture my next large landscape image.

Wild Flowers | Glacier National Park | © Jay Moore Photography

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