Barbara Mallon  


Buena Vista Poppies, Livermore by Barbara Mallon

May 2020 - Buena Vista Poppies, Livermore

About the Image(s)

This is half a mile from my house. Every year it gets better. The flowers are California Poppies, our state wide flower. Again an iPhone photos. I brightened, burned, and removed some grass and spent flowers. It is a bit more graphic than my usual style.


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6 comments posted

Rich Sears   Rich Sears
The California Poppies are eye catching and beautiful. Great example of the use of complimentary colors. I like how you have drawn attention to the foreground. While orange really pops, no pun intended, against the white wall, overall, the viewer's eye is strongly pulled into the wall.
  Posted: 05/06/2020 16:43:16

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
I really like the bright colors and the sharpness. However, I do agree with Rich that the white fence area is a distraction since it is the brightest part of the image.   Posted: 05/09/2020 10:30:31

Paul McLaughlin   Paul McLaughlin
The poppies are remarkable. Rich's comment on the complimentary colors is rights on target. When I first looked at the image the fence did not bother me, but the longer I look at it the more I agree with the others. I do the the picture very much, even with the fence.   Posted: 05/09/2020 13:33:29

Grace Lee   Grace Lee
I also like the bright color the California Poppies, and also feel the white fence is distract to the image, but it's still a very impressed image and feel life is so bright and color.   Posted: 05/11/2020 03:39:48

Tony Tam   Tony Tam
That is our lovely flower California poppies. I also took a lot of such flowers.
Your photo is very particular. You use the white fence to clearly separate the foreground from the background. Good composition!   Posted: 05/13/2020 13:47:02
Barbara Mallon   Barbara Mallon
Thanks Tony, I was anticipating changing the fence color but to what? Now I can keep it.   Posted: 05/14/2020 17:57:20