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Bridalveil Dogwood, Yosemite

Posted by
Gary Hart (California, United States) on 8 January 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

I'll continue posting images on Aminus3, but I'm moving my blog to WordPress. To read more about this image, read Every picture has a story at

Just so I'm clear, I'm not leaving Aminus3, nor am I endorsing WordPress over Aminus3. It's just that WordPress offers more of what I need to take my business to the next level. But I can tell you already that the start-up on WordPress is a lot more complicated than Aminus3, and I suspect day-to-day management is a lot more complicated as well. But we'll see how it goes there, and how I'm able to blend the two blogs.

In a perfect world (one with infinite time), I'd make my Aminus3 blog more specific to photographers, and target my WordPress blog to a larger, more general audience. I'm just not sure I'm going to have time to do that, so my short-term plan is to write only on WordPress and post the same images here on Aminus3, with a link over to WordPress. (You may notice right away that my WordPress blog is more general, less photographer-specific.) I hope that once I get more comfortable over there I'll be able to dedicate more time here (largely because I love the community here). But in the meantime, be patient, and please come visit me in my new world.

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Elora from Genoa, Italy

Sorry to see you won't be posting your stories to AM3 anymore :( But I'll be sure to check out your wordpress - I can't believe the dogwoods are already flowering! I like how you can see the spiederweb in that bottom dogwood - nice detail :)

8 Jan 2011 8:57am

@Elora: Thanks, Elora. I haven't quite decided how I'm going to handle this change, but I have no plans to leave Aminus3 (though you may see images I've already posted, like this one). It's just that WordPress gives me a little more flexibility for what I want to do, and it gives me a little more exposure. But Aminus3 is a fantastic community, and in addition to the community, there are things at Aminus3 I prefer, so this transition is very much a work in progress. FYI, the dogwoods won't flower until April or May--this is from a few years ago.

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

This is so sweet and wonderful! Splendid compo

8 Jan 2011 9:44am

Julie from Easton, United States

Beautiful capture of this beautiful flower! Will miss your your blog here:(

8 Jan 2011 2:57pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Gorgeous image, w/the waterfall in the background!

8 Jan 2011 3:18pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This magnificent symbol and masthead of your beautiful images and artistry will never be equalled..I have always loved this one Gary...I will bounce over to your website now...DJ

8 Jan 2011 4:26pm

Mici from Toronto, Canada

Absolutely fantastic image

9 Jan 2011 12:31am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Great image Gary and I like the composition work and limited depth of field with the backdrop of Yosemite Falls!

9 Jan 2011 5:58am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Sorry Gary, I mean Bridalveil Falls!

9 Jan 2011 5:59am

Henrik Herskind from Copenhagen, Denmark

Amazing DOF at 48mm, f/22. You must have been VERY close to the flower?

9 Jan 2011 10:11pm

@Henrik Herskind: Thanks, Henrik. With an extension tube on a wide angle lens, the dogwood was actually touching the front element of my lens.

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

beautiful composition with excellent DOF and focus on the flower and water droplets!

10 Jan 2011 3:28am

Babzy from Besançon, France

superb !!!

10 Jan 2011 8:27am

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Love the dewy dogwood! I too have a Wordpress blog - and it is a bit more tedious until you get the hang of it. Right now, I'm not posting too much on either - need to get my act together!

11 Jan 2011 5:34am

steve loos from hollister, United States

Will follow you to WordPress Gary, no worries. Great image; the sharpness of your foreground elements is always a pleasure to view.

11 Jan 2011 8:28am

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

special framin'

11 Jan 2011 6:04pm

Steve from Camdenton, United States

Nice composition on this shot with the way the flowers sort cup the falls...nice work. Glad you are still posting on aminus3 as your photos are always a learning experience. Good luck.

11 Jan 2011 11:20pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Oh I've missed this one! what a beautiful surprise for today!

20 Jan 2011 7:36am