I focused on finding some different things to photograph today from what I’ve shown in the last few blog entries. In the meadow behind my old high school, I noticed these old milkweed casings. They looked like someone tried to paper m├ąche something and was unsuccessful.

Common Milkweed Casings

Common Milkweed Casings

Along the creek path, I found some dried teasels and decided to photograph them from a different angle. Previously I’ve been photographing them from the side but today I thought it would be interesting to see what they look like from above looking straight down.

Thorny pattern

Thorny pattern

Its thorns are sharp at the top and then begin to look soft and fuzzy at the bottom. More of an abstract photo.

Walking down another branch of the creek (the creek splits in two at the school) I noticed this large tree that was covered in white flowers.

Tree Blossoms

Tree Blossoms

Trying to be creative, I pointed my camera towards the sun with the flowers in the foreground. Shooting this way can get you great silhouettes of your subject. But by doing a little exposure compensation in the camera I was able to force the camera to expose properly for the flowers and get this soft glow of the sun behind them.

I wonder what new subjects I will find next time.