I went biking this past weekend and was thinking about this week’s photo challenge, escape. I guess going biking was a way of escaping the housework. Maybe this sounds crazy, but I think both being outside and cleaning the house are necessary things that I don’t want to escape. Then I biked past this flower that had definitely escaped:
Escaped ideal growing spots anyway. There is almost nowhere for this plant to spread. It is a small beauty growing in an ugly space. In case you are wondering, this plant is Squaw-weed, it is a native plant of Missouri and will grow quite well in your garden in you live this area. I have some in my garden and it is a great spreader.
As for this particular photo, I was shooting pretty much in the middle of the day on a hazy day, so not great conditions. I bracketed the exposure because I wanted to so an HDR image to get more detail. I use Photomatix for my HDR images. When it came to editing though, it turned out that I didn’t like the high detail version that came out. I decided I liked a softer look instead. So, while my HDR image still has detail in terms of the color, I decided against a super-sharp image, an escape from my usual method of editing.