Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Camas Study 2

When I started 45journal I was really inspired by the photography of Jim Brandenburg. I spent my first year on the blog trying to copy all his photos, and sometimes I still try to capture his style. I wasn't thinking about his prairie wildflower photos when I was at the camas field, but once I saw this shot on the computer I felt that it most closely resembled his style which includes a very narrow depth of focus. Of course I quickly looked up some of his wildflower photos, and realized I still fall short.  Looking at his amazing photography makes me want to head back to Camas again on Friday morning with his narrow depth of field in mind. If you're interested in viewing his work, search Jim Brandenburg prairie smoke or JimBrandenburg prairie coneflowers for two really great examples. 

7 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that blue is just extraordinary! going to go google him, now.

TexWisGirl said...

(wow. i see what you mean about his photos!)

Hilde said...

wonderful photo! I like this more than 'Camas study 1', just because of the narrow depth of focus. I'm also very attracted by the soft colors.
I don't know Jim Brandenburg, but I will 'Google' him.
I looked a bit to some of your other pictures, and I'm delighted of 'Daffodil Road'. Beautiful all those yellow flowers on the foreground and the mountains in the distance.
I like your photography very much!
Have a nice day Melissa

Karen S. said...

Amazing shades, just my favorite kind.

barbara l. hale said...

That's absolutely fabulous!

barbara judge said...

That photo is TERRIFIC! The glistening water drops on the Camas make it pop. -- barbara

Felicia said...

I love this image Melissa and the blues in it.