Here are ten more new (and updated) plant photos that I have added to my gallery/overview page of native plants in San Diego County. I have also added a (hopefully) nice twist to that page: if I have a more complete Plant Portrait for a plant, it now links there, instead of the individual photograph.
I apply the tag “Close-Up” quite generously. It can be anything from flower photos to details and textures of objects, or even photos that border the “intimate landscape” definition. Either way, everything where I had a closer look at a single subject is archived here.
The Invisible Work
A behind-the-scenes look at the work that went into the creation of a single plant photo.
A Few New Plants
With a great spring underway and some more or less recent walks and hikes, new plant photos are pretty much inevitable 😅 so I compiled the latest additions to my archive page of Native Flowers & Plants in San Diego County into a little gallery.
Mud Play (2)
These detail photos of drying and cracking mud were made before and after I made the photo of the Amargosa River itself that I showed in the previous post. Maybe it’s a bit wishful thinking that three images each do work, with last light and twilight, respectively, but I think they’re different enough to justify showing them. (I have no idea how the relatively even stripes in the third photo might have formed!)
Death Valley: More Salt Details
Some close-up photos of fascinating salt details in Death Valley, and the story of how we drove ALMOST the entire length of West Side Road… TWICE. 🤪
Mud Play (1)
Why is photographing mud tiles such a thing among photographers? It’s almost a cliché at this point — but exploring the endless variations of shapes and tones and patterns makes it easy to get lost in them. So maybe that’s why it’s a thing!