07 June 2009 @ 05:17 pm

Pointilliste Walk, originally uploaded by emmacuesta.

During my photo class in Scotland something happened to one of my cards and I couldn't retrieve the photos. I've kept it all this time and this weekend I found a freeware program called PC Inspector Smart Recovery that recovers images from damaged drives and cards. I was so happy when I saw this one come up, because I thought it would be one of my best images ever and losing it was very hard on my nerves!

It was a rainy day and we were visiting Little Fawn waterfall. I was trying to watch where I was going, as the trail had gotten really slippery. Suddenly I noticed there was light coming through the trees and I looked up to see this. I took the picture quickly as the light was already fading. I didn't do anything in PE other than up the contrast a little
05 May 2009 @ 03:59 pm

Iris Clump, originally uploaded by emmacuesta.

The Irises I planted four years ago are finally blooming. In fact, most of my backyard is blooming. I'm working on a photo project called "My Backyard" to photograph all the things that grow and fruit in our garden.

This is a tiny iris from South America, and is tiger striped at the center.

12 October 2008 @ 09:48 pm

Glasgow6, originally uploaded by emmacuesta.

This shot was taken from the entrance to the Necropolis on a beautiful fall day.

The complete set is here
12 June 2008 @ 09:59 pm
Have you ever visited a place that was exactly as you had pictured it yet was full of surprises? Alaska was that for me.

Small flowers colonizing a glacier's terminal moraine:
Fireweed Colonizing the Moraine

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Current Mood: bouncy
26 May 2008 @ 12:06 am
I should say right at the outset -- I am a cliche, a walking, picture-taking cliche: I love flowers.   I love meandering through botanical gardens, aiming the camera at whatever burst of color catches my eye.  I like snooping through friends' backyards, watching out for pretty weeds. I am the sort of person who, when visiting a wonderful old mansion, keeps one eye out the window, trying to figure out what's the best angle to photograph that flowering crabapple by the pond. I am an utterly hopeless case: a flower fiend and proud of it.

This is one of my earliest flower photos.  I was walking down Edinburgh's High Street when I saw these fist-sized pom-poms at a flowerseller's stall.  It was my first encounter with the giant thistle -- at least that's what the sign said they were. To follow up one confession with another, I am also utterly hopeless at keeping track of names; genus, species, that sort of thing.  To me, it's all about color and shape.