It’s wildflower season in Colorado

One sure sign of the start of Wildflower season in Colorado is the appearance of Parry’s Primrose along creeks, meadows and beside alpine tarns.  This group caught my eye as we were filtering some water at Highland Mary Lakes.

Because I chose to photograph this group of primrose against a wall of granite, there was no need for deep depth of field, but I still used f20 so I could capture as much of the detail in the leaves, flowers and the wall in the image.  Its often a good idea artistically to choose subjects that the opposites on the color wheel, the vibrant colors of magenta and bright yellow green, against a neutral background really pull this composition together.  Try it.

A sure sign that Wildflower season is underway; Parry’s primrose in bloom ©Kit Frost

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