Tuesday, May 03, 2011
One problem around my mountain in trying to photograph redbud and/or dogwood is that both tend to be "edge" trees, and where there are forest edges there are also Other Things that I don't want in the photo that are unavoidable. Things like power lines, most often, but also a parking lot or an above ground water pipe or paintball netting or the like. Redbud also likes to hide in dense, scrubby areas, where getting a clear shot that doesn't include lots of other, less attractive greenery is a bit problematic.
I should not complain at all, however. Even if I can't always get the photo I want, I am lucky enough to live among them both, where I can see and enjoy these beauties every day during their short span of annual glory. That's hard to beat.