Sunday, September 23, 2007

Vacant Lot Across The Street


Directly across the street from our home are two vacant lots.

We've been really surprised that with the housing boom of the past few years they've stayed vacant.

I've seen these flowers grow over there over the years and the other day after work I walked to the edge of the road with my camera and took this shot.

The ditch was full of water from a recent rain, so I couldn't get closer. I zoomed in on it as much as I could and made the shot.

I love the anti-shake technology these days. My favorite lens has it, and the evening I took this I was zoomed out to 200mm.

Anyway, I really liked the photo and the flower just looked amazingly beautiful to me.

It's a little over six feet tall, and there's a clump of them that grows together in one spot on one of the lots.

I looked this guy up, and it's a Canna Lily, a 'Yellow King Humbert' (Canna x generalis)


I have a couple of neat photos posted on my Least Significant Bits blog if y'all want to go check them out. One of them is a black and white photo that I'm really proud of.

9 comments:

Moi said...

gorgeous color!!!! i recognize this one from my years in India...and great framing too, John!

Kerri said...

Great shot and framing! I have been visiting your blog for a couple of weeks now and just LOVE your pics. I also took a look at the B&W from your other blog - FANSTASTIC!

CG said...

I checked out those photos - wow! Would love to see some wedding photos when they are sorted.

Daniel J Santos said...

like a postcard.

bluemountainmama said...

beautiful! i thought it looked like some sort of lily. is it growing wild or was it planted by former residents?

JAM said...

Thanks all,

bluemountainmama, the flower is growing wild in an area covering two of our neighborhood's lots that have never been built on.

John Roberts said...

Only God can make colors like that!

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

I am really proud of YOUR photography John:) very well done!

Beautifull flower with drups of water , the dark background and eveything in this photo I like!

:) JoAnn

Norma said...

You sure have some great photos--interesting vacant lots, too.