I don't think I've asked anyone to vote for anything I've done since elementary school. Frankly, this feels a bit weird, but I'm asking anyway. I decided to submit an entry to the Orange County Register's wildflower photo competition.
If you would be so kind as to vote for my photo, I would really appreciate it. I think you have to register first, but I assure you, it is unobtrusive and painless. If you have extra time to kill you can vote up to ten times per minute. That ought to keep ya busy.
More about this photo: The brodiaea californica is only found in California and is listed as an endangered species. Finding it in an open field is like attempting to find a needle in a haystack. Fortunately, I happened to be at the right place at the right time and was tipped off to the location of this singular stalk of flowers.
The next day, I woke up at the crack of dawn and dragged Logan out of bed on his day off so that he could accompany me on my quest. That's love.
I began my search with high hopes and soon spotted a bit of light purple peeking out over the green grass ahead of me. I was beside myself.
This flower is one of many endangered plant species that make the wilderness parks of Orange County their home, and exemplifies the need to preserve these spectacular natural resources.
This is a series of photographs that I took on the way back home from our trip to China Town last week. I really loved the way the lights traveled across space to create a lovely haunting effect. I was truly surprised at how they struck an emotional chord within me. Because they were taken on the fly while traveling, each photo is unique and can never be exactly reproduced. They portray a moment in time that is so very beautiful, yet also incredibly fleeting. From top to bottom they are in chronological order, starting in downtown L.A., and ending in Irvine, CA. Logan (my awesome husband and trusty driver) remarked at how the lights resembled graffiti. That thought was on the money, so I decided to title this series 'Digital Graffiti'. I hope to expand upon this series in the near future, as I got a tremendous amount of enjoyment creating this one.
I am offering these prints in my new-fangled Etsy shop, chatterbox photo. They are professionally printed on archival Fuji Pearl photo paper which creates a greater sense of dimension by giving the lights a lifelike illumination. Image size is 7 9/16 x 5" on 8 x 10" paper so there is a nice white border for easy framing.
Oh, and I should mention that the images you see here and will see in the shop have been slightly degraded with an embedded watermark. Your print will not not have these degradations, but will be smooth and clear. Prints will come to you signed by yours truly.