Kentucky 2017 Part 2

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Kentucky 2017 Part 2

Postby Roanoker » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:19 pm

Nice place to sit or view.
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It has been my experience to see a goose in front of a line of babies followed by another parent. The latter is AWOL.
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More my speed.
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Same goose family further away, without dad.
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At first glance, this stuff on the water looked like scum. However, a closer look reveals duckweed.
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For the background, I used the flowers at the bottom and applied two filters.
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This rose appears to be standing out more because I selected the background and applied a lens blur.
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Here is the same stand shown above as a nice place to sit or view. And you can see the “scum” on the water.
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An iris reminds me of a poor man’s orchid.
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I took a lot of pictures of these geese. I like the babies.
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Everybody likes bridges.
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This flower appears to be made of paper, but it is real.
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Re: Kentucky 2017 Part 2

Postby Roanoker » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:35 pm

Yeah, well, I liked this flower. And trellis.
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I may have lain on the ground to get this shot.
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And then crawled closer.
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He must have been watching that silly woman crawling on the ground with her camera.
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Those bridges make walking on the paths more pleasurable.
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I think they charged $45 to use the zip line. Not for me, even if it were free.
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Looking straight down this time. Are these red leaves or flower petals? Who knows?
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I heard that the Amish folks helped to support the Creation Museum and the Ark Experience.
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This picture had a portrait orientation, but I turned it 90º so I could just crop it. Nice leaves.
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Purple puffs pretend to be flowers.
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It is now the next day (5/30/17), and these are the same flowers, in morning light. With a little Photoshop trickery.
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Another bridge, another smile.
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Re: Kentucky 2017 Part 2

Postby Roanoker » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:46 pm

Of course, the Creation Museum would be guarded by a dinosaur.
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Some bridges are sturdier than others.
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There were many “bouquets” like this one plopped all over. I selected around the flowers and lens-blurred the background.
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Giant leaves, tiny flowers.
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Just the flowers, in a Photoshopped glass ball.
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It’s always a challenge to display an image that must be rotated to retain the correct perspective.
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I’m glad the administration left broad fields to showcase the wild.
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Oddball flowers, to my mind.
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Isn’t this purple gorgeous?
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How many different flower styles can there be?
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Hanging in there.
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We may be seeing irrigation beginning or ending. Love the grass leading up to the yellow irises in the back.
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Re: Kentucky 2017 Part 2

Postby Roanoker » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:42 pm

I have a thing for grass.
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I never tire of the purple irises.
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Lavender isn’t bad, either.
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This plant wants to be a spider. The image was portrait-oriented. I plopped the smaller version on top and cut around hard edges.
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A simple crop was good enough this time. Nice trees and such.
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If this is a Japanese Red Leaf Maple, it is an expensive addition to any landscape. My son has one in his front yard. Pretty.
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Couldn’t have asked for a better, beautiful sky—and glorious, red leaves.
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Not sure if this silver thing is a flower or not. Maybe just leaves.
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Nice digs for the goldfish.
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I understand that these are Gaura flowers.
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Red leaves with gold leaf.
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You can’t beat wonderful trees against a clear, blue sky—and each other.
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Re: Kentucky 2017 Part 2

Postby Roanoker » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:52 pm

What a remarkable contrast in colors.
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Seems like fall.
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My son said this flower is a gaura. It’s prettier than its name.
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All kinds of trees here.
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These blossoms sort of look like caterpillars. They were on a big bush.
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Show off.
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I like the variations of light and dark as much as the pretty flowers.
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The original image was portrait-oriented. I placed it next to a larger portion of itself and cut away the hard edge.
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The original, portrait-oriented image is in the middle, with its own giant leaves nearly overwhelming it. I did some cutting.
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I guess some plants just grow straight out of the water.
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I remember this flower to be orange. However, my application of Photoshop Levels renders it more red…and purple.
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I’m reminded here of an enchanted forest.
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Re: Kentucky 2017 Part 2

Postby Roanoker » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:58 pm

Orange flowers were in abundance that day.
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These “flowers” resemble sparklers.
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What a beautiful little flower.
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This plant produces serious leaves.
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Another orange flower to admire.
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How opportune! It looks like a decorated Christmas tree.
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I find this bloom to be exotic.
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Here is an array of plants and flowers I usually shoot up close. In situ.
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Yet another orange one, backed up by a tree.
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Not to be ignored.
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Falls are always nice, unless you missed your last pit stop.
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Back side of the Creation Museum.
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Re: Kentucky 2017 Part 2

Postby Roanoker » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:15 pm

You may have to look for these falls.
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I learned the hard way as a child that you do not run your clasped fingers along one of these leaves. Unless you like the color red.
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Sweet, but not real.
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This may be the second time around. But the lens flares are nice.
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Falls are a good addition to an attractive garden.
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The “Christmas tree” from my last post was found on this giant bush. Or tree. Not sure which.
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Closeup of blooms with an abstracted background.
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Nothing Photoshopped here except for the 4:3 crop.
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You can see at least one blossom among the lily pads.
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You’ll probably see more of these baby geese pictures. I took many. Really cute.
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As I got closer to the flower to cut around it so as to lens-blur the background, I wondered why there were two, fine, straight lines. They turned out to be the antennae of that green bug. Each “line” is about four times his length!
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A picture of grass isn’t all that interesting without something a little extra. It still isn’t all that interesting.
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Re: Kentucky 2017 Part 2

Postby Roanoker » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:54 pm

Not the best display of these pretty flowers.
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Just another type of flower.
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An upside down boat doesn’t detract.
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I don’t like wires interfering with my photos, but this zip line was part of the experience.
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Red is always a good flower color.
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This bridge is actually functional.
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The focal point is overexposed. Oh, well.
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Looks like paper, but it is real.
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Portrait-oriented images are always a challenge.
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I thought the display sign was attractive.
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A floral arrangement on the inside.
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Another display sign I like.
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