Black Friday

While most of the US was fighting crowds and starting their Christmas shopping on Black Friday, I was out at Circle B Bar Reserve for a little photography R&R. I met up with Susan, Donna and Dan for a nice leisurely pace through the reserve and even ran into Mark and Dina along the way. The bird photography opportunities were not fantastic, but we still had a great morning. For me, the highlight of the morning (besides the friendship) was the blooming Burr Marigolds. There were fields of yellow blooms everywhere and they were quite beautiful.

Burr Marigolds in bloom with "The Tree"

Sunrise was quite nice too as the clouds cooperated to allow for some drama in the sky as well.

The rising sun brings out the beauty of the Burr Marigolds

I hope the marigolds stick around until I can get back out there.


  • Jess Yarnell

    November 27, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Cool flower shots! Are you using Nik HDR Efex?

    • Michael

      November 27, 2011 at 8:18 pm

      The flowers are not HDR, but the sunrise is. I use Photomatix for my HDR. I really like how easy it is to tune the image to what I want.

  • Roni

    November 30, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I would much rather spend Black Friday that way.:) So beautiful, my friend…

  • Scott Simmons

    December 8, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Nice shots! Someday we’re going to bump into each other again when we’re at the same place, I know it.