June 19th, 2011 – Gunnera Tinctoria
Happy Fathers Day to all you dads and granddads! I don’t have a lot of memories of time spent with my Dad as he passed away when I was quite young. But I do know that he was a spirit-led, good, hardworking man and I try to honor him by the way I live my life.
After shooting this plant I had been hesitant to share the image because I didn’t know anything about its species and really didn’t have a clue about how to look it up on the web. So I sent a copy to a colleague I that I had worked with on the Cityscape Phoenix project last year. Eric Higbee is a landscape architect and a great guy. He was able to offer a quick ID on the plant for me . I had seen and photographed the leaves of this plant before, but this was the first time I’d seen the flowering part of it.
View of a Chilean Rhubarb Plant. Seattle, Washington
Canon 5D MkI, Mamiya 645 200/f2.8 , 200mm @ f5.6, 3-Exposure HDR, ISO 100, Manual mode, Hand-held. Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5, onOne Phototools.
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