The Life in My Years

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It’s chilly today. Let me qualify that, it’s in the low 50’s, which for me is chilly. I realize that I’ll get no sympathy from those who are bundling up to go out in the snow. When I took a trip to the San Francisco Botanical Garden it was an unseasonably hot day. The Giants were still not hopelessly out of the pennant race and summer vacation was still in the planning stage. Seems like ages ago.

I’m not really an autumn person and I’m REALLY not a winter person so to try to warm myself up a bit here’s a return to the San Francisco Botanical Garden and some intimate shots of some of its beauty.



It was during this photo session that I came to discover that the whole photo doesn’t require sharpness. In fact what’s out of focus can be a colorful attractive focal point.




Above, A stamen as shot. Below, color edited. 



White flower stamen

White flower stamen 2


18 thoughts on “Friday Fotos: San Francisco Botanical Garden – Up Close

  1. Wow! Beautiful photos.

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you so much Susanne. And thank you for visiting.

  2. gifted50 says:

    Just lovely.

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you so much!

  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Nice shots, Paulie. The 3rd one is quite dynamic!

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you Eliza!

  4. M.B. Henry says:

    *gasp* These are fantastic!!!

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed.

  5. Very nice control of depth of field. They make quite a stamen-tment.

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you Michael. Very much appreciated.

  6. johnlmalone says:

    great photos and great observation about focal points: I just realize the same could be said of writing 🙂

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you John and thanks for visiting.

  7. Your photos are exquisite! Thank you for sharing them 🙂

    1. Paulie says:

      You are most welcome and thank you for visiting and for the kind comment.

  8. Hettie D. says:

    So beautiful!

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you so much. And thank you for visiting.

  9. floweringink says:

    Your photos always take my breath away. They need to be collected in a book!

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you Susan. I guess photography keeps me from day drinking….sometimes.

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