Friday, June 12, 2009

Russian Olive Tree In Bloom

1 June 2009 #38 #75
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I never realized that the Russian Olives bloomed.  They don't even seem to drop their leaves over the winter, so why would they bloom?  Driving around Minneapolis, I noticed that these scrubby little trees seemed bushier and more yellow/green.  Check out the new growth!  All of the Crab Apple trees stopped blooming 2-3 weeks ago, so I was excited to see another of my favorite type of tree blooming away.

Again I am aware of how much of a challenge it is to photograph the Russian Olive tree.  There is no clear center of focus.  It is hard to know if I can crop the image to create some sort of compositional pleasantness.  These are okay.  I'll keep shooting.

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Photographer/Artist based in Mpls, MN. I have a studio in the NE Arts District--Studio #274 at the Northrup King Bldg, 1500 Jackson St NE. I photograph elements of nature to explore color, shape, and composition. My goal is to capture images of the nature around me in a way that explodes (or seaps) with beauty. If that nature is in a vacant city lot, all the better. (All images Copyrighted. Use permitted with permission).

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