60 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

  1. How cool, exquisite, colourful, watery and sharp ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve seen some of these on your kitchen table before ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Nice! You’ve been in my kitchen and couldn’t be bothered to stick around to say “hello”? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Actually, the only ones you saw was the lupine with the church in the background, and the lady’s slipper. The rest are all new.

      At least I think they’re new, I should check that, gotta keep it fresh for the fans ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Lovely, Jeff, that waterfall shot is spectacular, actually they all are but I love the silken flow of water in the foreground on the waterfall shot. What settings did you use? xxx

  3. The stars are mine and this is how I evaluate this submission. Photos are so good that even I could not have taken any better ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
    Now, seriously…. they are the first rate Jeff Sinon all over again… my comment would be that they all have an early autumn (fall for you crazy Americans) feel about them; the only summery one features my favourite subject of all, though you have blurred it on purpose. Can you guess what I am talking about?

    1. Thanks Paula,

      The waterfall was actually taken very recently, so technically spring, but all the rest a pure summer baby!!

      My guess, Water Lily ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. Nope, I said the subject was blurred and the pic felt more summery to me than the rest of the bunch… I was talking about the tower in the background. I haven’t shown you many of my pics, but I have a serious thing for towers :O)

        1. Ahhh, St. Matthew’s. All the other photos I’ve seen of this field of lupine have the church in much sharper focus. In my “dare to be different” way I decided to go a different route. I’m glad you like it.

          1. You asked me to tell you what I would have done different ๐Ÿ˜€ and since I am all crooked and weird I would go for a sharp tower and blurred lupine ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Nope, I reconsidered, having the tower sharp and all the vegetation blurred in this exact composition would not make much sense :D. Just shoot the things the way you feel it Jeff and thank you for letting me meddle ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. P.S. On the other hand, I guess it is not possible to have these two lupines sharp and the tower sharp and the all the rest of stuff blurred… nope not technically possible ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. These are fantastic – you could have snuck in your waterfall shot to Nick and Shannon’s long exposure challenge this month, no problem! I liked seeing the large print version of some of your photos, such as the lupine one, over on your Facebook page. It’s got to be such a satisfying feeling to see your work in large print like that! (I’m still a little afraid mine will turn out too blurry in large sizes… :/ )

    1. Thanks Abra! I had every intention of submitting a few of my waterfalls, but one thing led to another… The project involving all those large prints you saw all over my kitchen being the biggest reason I didn’t find the time.

      Yes, I do like to see my photos printed large. What makes you think yours would be blurry if you printed them large?

  7. Great series, Jeff. My summer series would consist of only a bloated, orange, relentless sun in a cloudless sky, dried creeks, and sun scorched brown foliage. Really love the color balance in the lily and what a cool water snake. I’ve never seen the lady slipper, but it looks a bit alien. Strange but lovely.

    1. Sounds like you live within the blast radius of a nuclear bomb ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yes those Lady’s Slippers are a strange looking orchid aren’t they. My friend Kate calls the the “ball sack.” ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. OMG – that new camera is working wonders. My eyes just had visions
    beyond comprehension. You know my favorite it the Lady Slipper. I think
    the bunch berry behind it are so delicate. I can’t eblieve they grow wild
    near you. I would be scooping them all up. Good ones, Jeff.

    1. Thank you Yassmin! I have been trying like mad to visit your blog to properly thank you for all the wonderful comments and the two posts you’ve reblogged. But for some reason I can’t. The page seems to load, but I can’t do anything, can’t scroll, can’t click, it’s like the page is frozen.

      For now, I will have to express my gratitude here on my blog. Rest assured I will keep trying to pay a visit to your little corner of blogdom ๐Ÿ™‚

            1. I do, though I’m having a hard time with almost all of the non-English posts. Google translator is doing a pretty crappy job of translating Arabic into English. It’s making it difficult to read, but I’m not giving up!

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