The Diversity of Utah Landscapes in Color, Part 2: Flowers

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.

Flowers:

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Vibrant Flowerbed – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 – 4/29/2019

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Little Blooms, Big Blooms – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 – 4/18/2017

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Urban Flowers – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 – 4/18/2017

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Summer Sun Blossoms – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X100F – 7/10/2018

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At the Edge of the In-Between – South Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 – 5/28/2017

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Dark Rose Blossom – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 – 6/13/2019

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Drops of Water on a Lily – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – 7/2/2018

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Yellow Tipped Petal Bloom – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – 6/22/2018

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Beeutiful – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – 6/17/2018

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Purple Flower Petals – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 – 5/28/2017

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Purple Macro – Heber City, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – 10/2/2018

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Bloom Purple – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 – 6/1/2019

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Butterfly Bloom – Heber City, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – 10/2/2018

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Red Tulip – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – 5/4/2018

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Tulips – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 – 4/18/2017

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Tulip Bloom – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 – 4/18/2017

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Tulips by the Creek – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 – 4/18/2017

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Blossoms By The Pond – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – 5/4/2018

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Flowers By The Stream – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – 5/4/2018

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Field of Flowers – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 – 4/29/2019

Stay tuned for Part 3!

11 comments

  1. Pingback: The Diversity of Utah Landscapes in Color, Part 1: Water | Fuji X Weekly
  2. Miroslav P · August 22

    Usually I prefer natural look, but some of the images are like painted, they looks great!

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  3. tim matson · August 22

    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…

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    • Ritchie Roesch · August 22

      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.

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    • Ritchie Roesch · August 22

      BTW, I bet that Pentax 24mm f/3.5 is fantastic.

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  4. Jeff Bell · August 23

    I like the perspective on the 2nd photo.

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  5. Khürt Williams · August 23

    I prefer the wildflowers, personally. Tulips aren’t native to the USA.

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    • Ritchie Roesch · August 23

      No, they’re not, but they have beauty. Still, wildflowers are preferable.

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