Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas
The biblically-proportioned rains we've been getting in Texas meant that the vegetation down in the canyon was unusually, wonderfully lush and green. On the downside, the whole canyon was filled with swarms of mosquitoes and horseflies biting in a surprisingly painful tag-team, even despite the several layers of deep woods Off. On the upside, the other insect life was flourishing too, enjoying the vibrant wildflowers and making it nearly impossible to get back to the car without taking a few hundred extra photos.
Yosemite National Park, California //
Walking around an Austin neighborhood, I was drawn to the strong lines and dark shadows of this succulent. To me, these produce a very visceral reaction, as if I'm being sucked into the succulent. In terms of camera shenanigans, I used a wide angle lens to emphasize the spreading lines.