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Texas Bluebonnets

Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 4 July 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

There is ONE time to come to Texas to photograph, and that is in mid-April when the wild flowers are in bloom. This is a most photographed farm in Marble Falls, TX. However, something caused the owner to plow up the field and leave it abandoned a few years ago. Usually, Texans are most hospitable, but guess not in this case!

Gentle orton technique applied.

A bit of BLUE and white for the 4th. Just no red! :)

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

This is very beautiful ! I like the colors.

4 Jul 2011 8:44am

guillaume from Paris, France

Like paradise !

4 Jul 2011 9:00am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

A beautiful reminder of the lovely wildflowers of Texas!

4 Jul 2011 10:51am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

What a gorgeous frame of this beautiful scene - well done and happy fourth!

4 Jul 2011 12:01pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful image to celebrate with Barbara! Hope you have a great 4th!!! ;-)

4 Jul 2011 12:24pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I love this shot. Perfect blue and white for the 4th. We went down that way in April, and as you probably know, there just weren't many bluebonnets because it was so dry. I didn't know he had plowed it up - just thought they didn't have any because of drought.

4 Jul 2011 12:31pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barbara. Yeah, I heard the guy got 'p***ed off over something and plowed the whole field up. My last pass through there 3 years ago or so was nothing like this - it was totally abandoned. Hopefully, someone might renovate this farm.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A fabulous carpet!

4 Jul 2011 1:02pm

Don Smith from California, United States

To all my friends in Texas who tell me there is nothing to photograph - you just proved them wrong. Beautiful image! Happy 4th of July.

4 Jul 2011 2:22pm

@Don Smith: Thanks, Don! This beauty just lasts for 2-3 weeks, THEN there's nothing. :) Actually there's been slim pickins for a few years now due to the drought (and wildfires). Scenes like this are probably non existent now.

Jim from Fort Worth, United States

A gorgeous carpet of bluebonnets! Very pastoral and peaceful.

4 Jul 2011 2:34pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is gorgeous!

4 Jul 2011 2:57pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

sehr schön diese Wildblumenwiese.
Gefällt mir sehr gut.

4 Jul 2011 5:01pm

Nancy Thorington from DOWNINGTOWN, United States

A beautiful, peaceful and serene image Barbara.

4 Jul 2011 5:15pm

Wiepkjen from Utrecht, Netherlands

That is a lot of bluebonnets! Beautiful picture.

4 Jul 2011 5:33pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

well, i've got the red and you've got the blue. i can see why it's photographed so often

4 Jul 2011 5:50pm

Daniel Ramos from Ciudad Real, Spain

It seems like a paint, very well processed. Regards!

4 Jul 2011 5:56pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is so idyllic and wonderful...So glad you got this image before the field was plowed!

4 Jul 2011 8:19pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

lovely scenery! the sea of blue flowers in the foreground seems to be moving in front of me just like a real sea... this is a great effect!

5 Jul 2011 12:53am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A beautiful capture...its beauty seems ephemeral...guess that is one reason why it is so treasured. I'm glad you captured this for posterity. Happy 4th, Barbara !!

5 Jul 2011 3:15am

Céline from New York City, United States

Lovely dreamy effect !

5 Jul 2011 6:09am

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

Looks like a location that you can't go wrong...just point camera and press shutter button!

5 Jul 2011 9:43pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

as ideal as a painting. it's beautiful and perfectly framed.

6 Jul 2011 3:20am

Dokmateo from Spain

Excellent framing. Beautiful as it is...=))

6 Jul 2011 12:12pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


6 Jul 2011 6:19pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Absolutley beautiful!

6 Jul 2011 8:53pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

what a gorgeous frame of this beautiful scene !!

6 Jul 2011 9:10pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Shame that big sprawling house is not being used, but that is the case with farms.
This scene is so picturesque with the empty house the cattle and the beautiful flowers
that turn most everything into a fantasy landscape, not a care in the world. Superb.

7 Jul 2011 7:42pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

What a splendid view! It cannot be real...it makes me think that you've had a beautiful dream and the whole image came out of that dream!

9 Jul 2011 5:14am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

What a shame that this beautiful field of flowers is no more!

10 Jul 2011 11:15pm

Martin from Madrid, Spain

wowow, que sitio más precioso!

23 Jan 2012 1:31pm

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

I really like this shot, it has beautiful colors and the composition is excellent. This is my first visit to your site and I love your work.

25 Jan 2012 5:43am

@Jerry: Thank you very much, Jerry! Unfortunately due to the drought, these don't exist anymore. Sad state of affairs here in TX. Please visit again soon!