Stop to Smell the Dandelions

by Amy on June 5, 2011

Dandelions and power lines in Palatine, IL

There are about two weeks every summer when I drive around and see fields of yellow dandelions everywhere. They turn from bright yellow flowers to poofy balls of fluff and then, just like that, they are gone. Every year I want to stop and photograph them. I never do. But this year, I just happened to be (surprise!) running a bit early one day, and had my camera with me. Throwing any thoughts of embarrassment over what other drivers passing by might think, I rolled around in a field of dandelions and had some fun.

Dandelions in a field in Palatine, IL
Poofy white dandelion in Palatine, IL
Field of yellow dandelions in Palatine, IL
Film photograph of grass with yellow dandelion bokeh in Palatine, IL

For the film geeks: Canon EOS 3, 100mm macro, Fuji 400H

And speaking of film geeks, come join the awesome new blog Kate Bentley and I have created over at The Film Exposed. We are accepting submissions, and can’t wait to share everyone’s film loveliness!

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Erica June 5, 2011 at 11:59 am

Amy, these are BEAUUUUUTIFUL!!!! I <3 Summer!!! 🙂

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Amy Beth June 5, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Thanks, Erica! I do, too. Although, a little more spring might have been nice this year. It felt like we jumped from winter straight to summer!

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Karin O'Brien June 6, 2011 at 10:53 am

WOW! These are absolutely STUNNING!!! Seriously – I’ve had the same thought eleventy billion times, and mad propz to you for making it happen. I can’t even begin to describe how much I love that last shot – I want to make it so big that it covers my entire wall in my office!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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Amy Beth June 6, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Thanks, Karin! I strongly recommend stopping. It was a lovely afternoon. 🙂

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