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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:38 pm    Post subject: 32nd Annual Wild Flower Show @ Mission College Reply with quote

I will either go on Saturday evening or Sunday morning at 10am. Most likely, Sunday 10am. You are more than welcomed to go by yourself or if you want a companion, feel free to give me a tinker, (408) 666-8455.

Also, MAKE sure to bring a MACRO lens. Those wild flowers sure are tiny sometimes.

- MS


http://www.missioncollege.org/news/press/wildflower_show.html

California Native Plant Society hosts 32nd Annual Wild Flower Show and Sale

Santa Clara, California

Date: Saturday and Sunday, April 24th & 25th
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Place: Mission College, Hospitality Management Bldg.
3000 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, California
Cost: This event is free to the public
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California Native Plant Society hosts 32nd annual Wild Flower Show & Sale.
Santa Clara, Calif. This two-day expo showcases the diversity and beauty of wildflowers of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. The region's premier botanical/horticultural event displays over 400 species of wildflowers and native plants, each one accurately labeled, and many are suitable for the home garden. On sale: books, posters, note cards, and other wildflower-related items. Saturday & Sunday, April 24 & 25, 2004, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Mission College's Hospitality Management Building, 3000 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara. Free parking. Organized by California Native Plant Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter. For more information, call (650) 941-1068, email gstigall@aol.com, or visit www.cnps-scv.org

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Peter Anning
Mission College
Marketing, Public Information and Graphic Design

Phone: 408-855-5125
Fax: 408-855-5466
e-mail: peter_anning@wvmccd.cc.ca.us
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 11:25 pm    Post subject: Background is KEY to good photos...here's why Reply with quote

Here are the images from the wildflower show!

http://www.soocool.com/gallery/list.php?exhibition=28

Here's the joke. Notice the images with BLACK backgrounds? I could not find any black paper at the show. After walking and thinking for a while, I checked the trunk of my car and found an old shorts that I was going to give to salvation army. It's almost black but it has tons of texture. It won't work well as a background. So, this is what I did.

Hold the black shorts behind the flower and set a long exposure...then move the pants so that it becomes a BLUR and TA DA, my dark dark background. All these while, people walking around me staring at me taking a picture of a flower and me waving my black pants behind it.

Anyways...enjoy.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 11:32 pm    Post subject: some info Reply with quote

BTW, understand that 90% of the flowers shown are smaller than a dime, less than 1/2" in diameter. It's pretty fascinating to see what these little buggers look like close up.

One other thing. If anyone knows the name of this little flower, please let me know.

http://www.soocool.com/gallery/photo.php?photo=1428&exhibition=28

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