Part 1 – Water Part 3 – Trees
Utah is a beautiful state with a diverse environment. There are snow-capped mountain peaks, green forests, extensive lakes, snaking rivers, vast red deserts and pretty much everything in-between. This photoessay series is intended to exhibit that diversity through my photographs, and each part will have a specific theme. This article, which is Part 2 of The Diversity of Utah Landscapes in Color, is about flowers.
For some people, flower photography is the bread and butter of what they do. I’ve never considered myself a flower photographer, but in the spring and summer when there are beautiful blossoms all around, it’s hard not to find it an interesting subject for the camera. Utah seems like an especially good place to capture the blooming beauty, as there are many lush flower gardens and plentiful wildflowers to choose from, including sometimes one’s own front or backyard.
Vibrant Flowerbed – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 – 4/29/2019
Little Blooms, Big Blooms – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 – 4/18/2017
Urban Flowers – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 – 4/18/2017
Summer Sun Blossoms – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X100F – 7/10/2018
At the Edge of the In-Between – South Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 – 5/28/2017
Dark Rose Blossom – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 – 6/13/2019
Drops of Water on a Lily – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – 7/2/2018
Yellow Tipped Petal Bloom – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – 6/22/2018
Beeutiful – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – 6/17/2018
Purple Flower Petals – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 – 5/28/2017
Purple Macro – Heber City, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – 10/2/2018
Bloom Purple – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 – 6/1/2019
Butterfly Bloom – Heber City, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – 10/2/2018
Red Tulip – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – 5/4/2018
Tulips – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 – 4/18/2017
Tulip Bloom – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 – 4/18/2017
Tulips by the Creek – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 – 4/18/2017
Blossoms By The Pond – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – 5/4/2018
Flowers By The Stream – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – 5/4/2018
Field of Flowers – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 – 4/29/2019
Stay tuned for Part 3!
Usually I prefer natural look, but some of the images are like painted, they looks great!
Thank you, I appreciate it!
wonderful shots water and flowers!… any special program/film simulation to get those psychedelic colors/3d effect?
I’m surprised how good even my iPhoto adjustments on new MacBook Air can be… the xt30 can create
almost 3d effect using my Pentax 24 mm/3.5…
Thanks! The “3D effect” is probably more due to the lens, aperture, placement of subject and light. The film simulations used for the X-T30, X-Pro2 and X100F are a mix of Velvia, Astia, Classic Chrome, Pro Neg Std, and Eterna, I believe. The X-E1 images were edited with Alien Skin Exposure and/or Nik Color Efex.
BTW, I bet that Pentax 24mm f/3.5 is fantastic.
I like the perspective on the 2nd photo.
Thanks! I used a 12mm lens and shoved it way under.
I prefer the wildflowers, personally. Tulips aren’t native to the USA.
No, they’re not, but they have beauty. Still, wildflowers are preferable.