A Photoblog by Monte Stevens

A place for my photos and random thoughts


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Took this image at Inniswood Gardens last summer. One of those images I shrugged off when first looking at it then found something I liked about it a year later. I did some slight cropping and adjusted the contrast. It’s good to revisit the archives.

I also want to share this quote of Galen Rowell’s I found on a post by David Hyde. “The most meaningful photographic styles are always reflections of the internal. We react not so much to what an outdoor photographer sees, but to how he or she sees and renders the subject for us. Personal style comes from within, from a photographer’s unconscious and conscious choices.”  Galen Rowell’s Vision: The Art of Adventure Photography

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Written by Monte Stevens

May 1, 2010 at 12:01 am

Posted in Photography, Plants/Nature

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  1. Monte, this was definitely one that was worth pulling from the archives. I love the multiple blurred flower bulbs in the background and that soft green.


    May 1, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    • Thanks, Earl. The more I look at it the more I like it. Are you guys unpacked and remembering all the neat times while vacationing?

      Monte Stevens

      May 2, 2010 at 12:05 am

  2. Hi Monte, Thank you for the link. Hey since you mentioned an interest in John Muir here’s a related quote:

    “The sun shines not on us, but in us. The rivers flow not past but through us. Nature was made not just for us, but for itself and its own happiness, and is the very smile of the Divine.” John Muir

    David Leland Hyde

    May 2, 2010 at 5:52 am

    • I almost picked up one of Muirs books the other day but I still a couple other books to finish before launching into another one. Thanks for this quote as it does resonate with my spirit.

      Monte Stevens

      May 2, 2010 at 7:53 am

  3. For my taste, there is no beating the combination of pink and that rich green. Your control over depth of field produces a wonderful picture. Thanks for sharing the quotation. Very nice.

    Anita Jesse

    May 2, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    • Colors are my weakness, Anita. Thanks, for stopping by, I enjoy when you do.

      Monte Stevens

      May 2, 2010 at 4:01 pm

  4. Another beautiful image. Glad you went back to look.

    Chris Klug

    May 3, 2010 at 7:59 am

  5. Missed you here this week bud, hope everything is OK.


    May 7, 2010 at 11:44 am

    • I’ve been busy and have some changes coming up with this blogging stuff. Thanks, for checking in to see how I am doing, I appreciate that a lot!!

      Monte Stevens

      May 7, 2010 at 8:59 pm

  6. It’s a beautiful picture,Monte.You do seem to know your camera(s).It’s a wonderful thing to have a passion.

    Debbie Findley

    August 27, 2010 at 10:28 pm

  7. Sweet, lovely shot Monte.


    Sharon Van Lieu

    September 22, 2010 at 5:05 pm

  8. I love this image. It is truly beautiful.


    January 25, 2011 at 10:28 pm

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