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Mad Aussie
10-25-2009, 08:33 PM
On Sat morning I was on a long road ride that took us out to a town in the countryside not too far from where I live. Along the ride I saw things I wanted to photograph. Some I'd sworn many times to shoot and others grabbed me that morning.
So this morning I decided to take a quick drive out and see if I could get some nice shots before the predicted few days of rain started. The skies were already getting that dull, grey look we photographers hate so much :headslap:

Here's a Boganvillia vine with a Jacaranda backdrop ...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3566/4044682964_3bf607a859_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2663/4043937497_dc97441d0f_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2444/4044684432_824b48d65a_o.jpg

casil403
10-25-2009, 08:57 PM
Love the 1st shot the way the branch curls over the top....very neat!
Nice HDR too MA...not too in your face which is what I like! :highfive:

Mad Aussie
10-25-2009, 08:59 PM
Love the 1st shot the way the branch curls over the top....very neat!
Nice HDR too MA...not too in your face which is what I like! :highfive:
Thanks Casil.
It's not an HDR though. I did take a set for that purpose but it didn't work at all.

casil403
10-25-2009, 09:01 PM
Funny...on my monitor it has a bit of an HDR feel to it.....:confused:

Mad Aussie
10-25-2009, 09:05 PM
Funny...on my monitor it has a bit of an HDR feel to it.....:confused:
It does ... but it's from the dodging and burning I did to enhance the clouds and open up the blooms a bit.

Iguanasan
10-25-2009, 09:10 PM
Very pretty. I like number one quite a bit. Number 2 has such promise the way the red flowers lead your eye up the tree but doesn't quite get me there. And I like number 3 just for the colour explosion. Cool shots, MA.

Mad Aussie
10-25-2009, 09:11 PM
Thanks Ig

Bambi
10-25-2009, 09:26 PM
these are beautiful! such lovely colour. I love #1 and #3.

Mad Aussie
10-25-2009, 09:28 PM
Thanks Bambi :)

corporallouis
10-26-2009, 08:52 AM
I'd love to see these in person. The colors are so beautiful against the dark sky. I bet the fragrance in the air on a humid day is just amazing.

Mad Aussie
10-26-2009, 04:19 PM
cheers Corp.

kat
10-26-2009, 04:23 PM
Whoa..missed these ones!

LOVE the colors MA! The S in the first one is cool! :)

Mad Aussie
10-26-2009, 04:42 PM
Glad you like Kat :)