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Rowena Wildflowers by Kevin Pieper
Saturday, 7th June 2008

Rowena Wildflowers

by Kevin Pieper

This is taken just east of Hood River, OR. First time I've been out there, and the flowers seem a bit stunted in size. Nice that both the lupine and balsamroot are in bloom at the same time, as it is not always the case. This particular morning was one of those 'almost' sunrises, where the sky tried to change, but just a bit too much cloudcover.
Kevin Pieper
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Rowena Wildflowers by Kevin Pieper was photo of the day on Saturday, 7th June 2008. It is tagged , . You can leave a comment below.


7th June 2008 at 1:14 am

This is awesome, Kevin!! I love the drama, too. But, in this case, I think the cloud cover really made the colors in the flowers POP! Great depth of field, focus, colors, everything! Bravo!

7th June 2008 at 6:17 am

awesome pics…………..really nice…….

7th June 2008 at 6:18 am

This just shows you do not need sunshine to get a great photo in the Pacific Northwest! Way to go!

7th June 2008 at 6:27 am

Congrats Kevin ! Was this from this last month. Great image.

John le'flock

7th June 2008 at 6:58 am

Great use of the rule of thirds! Nicely done!


7th June 2008 at 7:35 am

Great image Kevin. As a variation you could have gone much closer to the purple flowers to see what happens.
Would also like you to give us some equipment details.

7th June 2008 at 8:43 am

A good rule for taking flowers is to focus on one in the foreground, not necessarily in the center; it would make for better composition. Otherwise its a good shot.

7th June 2008 at 9:04 am

nice shot over all, the colors which i like most are very good. The clouds give this shot a special effect and contrast.

7th June 2008 at 11:53 am

This is an excellent composition! Love the perspective, the sky and the wild flowers on the foreground…

Edwina Hinkle

7th June 2008 at 12:23 pm

This is a wonderful picture, the colors showing how beautiful our planet is. I love that you can see the road so clearly.

7th June 2008 at 7:16 pm

Easter color Flowers. Beautiful.


7th June 2008 at 8:22 pm

Pretty, pretty, pretty! EZ


8th June 2008 at 12:04 am

Wonderful depth, colour and texture contrast.


8th June 2008 at 5:01 am

I can’t say anything… it’s wonderful and beautiful!

8th June 2008 at 8:24 am

Good shot. I like the composition and the colors of the flowers.


8th June 2008 at 10:33 pm

Majestic! Beautiful, breath-taking, and serene.
I love everything about this well-shot, magnificent scene.

Kevin Pieper

9th June 2008 at 1:46 am

Thanks everyone for the comments. Pauline, I’m not exactly sure what you mean, but the foreground flowers are sharp as a tack. You should see the print!

9th June 2008 at 10:26 am

nice pic

Sue Gagnon

9th June 2008 at 11:57 am

Fantastic colors-great perspective!


9th June 2008 at 6:32 pm

Flowers, Flowers and more flowers! :) Congrats

9th June 2008 at 11:55 pm

Kevin, this is spectacular! Was it taken in that hilly section from the viewpoint? It’s one of the most colorful areas of broad-leafed Columbia Gorge lupine I know of.

The sky is washed out, but I think it worked to your advantage, because the star of the show is the flowers. Your work is beautiful!


9th June 2008 at 11:59 pm

nice perspective


11th June 2008 at 2:54 pm

Fantastically overcast!


7th June 2009 at 10:58 am

Spectaular shot.

30th September 2009 at 5:07 am

All the color flowers and background. What scenery.


7th June 2010 at 8:24 am

I love wild flowers and make spring and summer are more beautiful. In this picture, the view even more beautiful with the water scenary as background.


7th June 2010 at 3:21 pm

I live in the sun-drenched U.S. South, and I love overcast settings. Maybe that’s why I totally appreciate this photo! Exciting flowers in a calm setting. Wonderful! I’ve noticed when taking wild flower photos that a dark background makes for a good balance.

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