Neighborhood Bluebonnets

Every spring when the wildflowers start blooming, the photographer in me starts scouting locations. Even though I’m not in business, I’m always on the lookout for a beautiful patch of blooms. Lately, I haven’t been shooting much or blogging much (there is a reason), and for the last several years, I missed capturing any wildflowers at all. This year, I purposely sought out flowers. Slowing down, being present in the moment, finding a way to frame the flowers in a way I haven’t before, finding something in which my heart and my head can be proud, that was good for me. I did two shoots, this is the first part. These are the bluebonnets in my neighborhood… River Chase in New Braunfels. We have a small duck pond by our community center and I stopped there about a week and a half ago to get these shots. The second part I’ll share in a few days, I drove through La Vernia to Sutherland Springs and got some beautiful images.

River Chase Bluebonnets

It was a gray, overcast day and I stopped around noon to see if the bluebonnets were blooming by the duck pond in our neighborhood. We are nestled deep in the Texas Hill Country and I can honestly say I’ve never lived anywhere more beautiful. The live oak tree sits atop the gentle hill and the bluebonnets herald the beginning of spring. The other trees are just starting to bud.

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/8 | 1/320 | ISO 400

Black and White Bluebonnets

This may be one of my favorite images I’ve ever taken of wildflowers… and I LOVE it in black and white. The trees and flowers positively glow with life and the overcast sky adds a touch of drama. Just off the back parking area near our neighborhood duck pond sits a huge field of gorgeous bluebonnets. How often have you seen bluebonnets in black and white? I love it.

Nikon D750 | 20mm | f/16 | 1/320 | ISO 640

Bloom After Bloom

Just taking one step to my right and turning slightly, I lower myself to the ground to get a completely different perspective. Bloom after bloom dominate the frame. The bluebonnets are stupendous this year!

Nikon D750 | 20mm | f/16 | 1/200 | ISO 640

Thanks for looking!

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