Showing posts with label Glenn Franco Simmons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Glenn Franco Simmons. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Shadows Bring Out White Magnolia's Beauty

This photo was somewhat difficult to accomplish. The blossom was quite a ways away, and I photographed it with my 400mm Nikkor. The bright morning sun posed a problem because of shadows. I hope you enjoy it. Please share my blog with friends and family, or any of my commercial sites, listed on this blog. Word-of-mouth advertising is basically my only form of advertising. Thank you for visiting. © GTFS.

 

Pink Magnolia At Filoli

Pink magnolia at Filoli. I had trouble editing this, due to the shadows. I hope you enjoy it. Please sharae with family and friends, as word-of-mouth advertising is nearly the only advertising I am able to obtain. © Glenn Franco Simmons.

 

Porcelain Dahlias' Perfection!

Porcelain dahlias. © GTFS.

Porcelain dahlia. © GTFS.

Porcelain dahlias. © GTFS.

Porcelain dahlias. © GTFS.

Because screen resolutions are becoming better, along with photo-editing software, I've been re-editing some of my photos to ensure they are best suited for the precise contemporary viewing standards, including on big-screen TVs.

This is a Porcelain dahlia photographed in San Francisco at The Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park. Please share, if so inclined. © GTFS.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Yellow Tulips Brighten Spring

Yellow tulips photographed in Silicon Valley by Glenn Franco Simmons.

Yellow tulips photographed in Silicon Valley by Glenn Franco Simmons.

Yellow tulips photographed in Silicon Valley by Glenn Franco Simmons.

Yellow tulips photographed in Silicon Valley by Glenn Franco Simmons.

Yellow tulips photographed in Silicon Valley by Glenn Franco Simmons.

 

Cherry Blossoms & A Bee

Cherry blossoms and a bee photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons.

 

White Tulips Galore!

White tulips photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

 

White Licorice Roses

White Licorice rose photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons at the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden in Silicon Valley. © GTFS.

White Licorice rose photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons at the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden in Silicon Valley. © GTFS.

White Licorice rose photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons at the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden in Silicon Valley. © GTFS.

 

Victoria Ann The Purple & White Blended Dahlia

Victoria Ann dahlia photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons in San Francisco at The Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park. This is one of the prettiest dahlias I've ever seen. Photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

Victoria Ann dahlia photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons in San Francisco at The Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park. This is one of the prettiest dahlias I've ever seen. Photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

Victoria Ann dahlia photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons in San Francisco at The Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park. This is one of the prettiest dahlias I've ever seen. Photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

Victoria Ann dahlia photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons in San Francisco at The Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park. This is one of the prettiest dahlias I've ever seen. Photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

Victoria Ann dahlia photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons in San Francisco at The Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park. This is one of the prettiest dahlias I've ever seen. Photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

Victoria Ann dahlia photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons in San Francisco at The Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park. This is one of the prettiest dahlias I've ever seen. Photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

Victoria Ann dahlia photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons in San Francisco at The Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park. This is one of the prettiest dahlias I've ever seen. Photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

Victoria Ann dahlia photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons in San Francisco at The Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park. This is one of the prettiest dahlias I've ever seen. Photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

Victoria Ann dahlia photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons in San Francisco at The Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park. This is one of the prettiest dahlias I've ever seen. Photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

Victoria Ann dahlia photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons in San Francisco at The Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park. This is one of the prettiest dahlias I've ever seen. Photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

Victoria Ann dahlia photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons in San Francisco at The Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park. This is one of the prettiest dahlias I've ever seen. Photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

 

Veca Lucia A Lavender Beauty

A Veca Lucia dahlia photographed in San Francisco at The Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

A Veca Lucia dahlia photographed in San Francisco at The Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

 

Secret Rose A Pink, Red & White Blend

A Secret rose photographed by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

Pretty Pink Tulips

Pink tulips photographed in Silicon Valley by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

Pink tulips photographed in Silicon Valley by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

 

Cupertino Peonies' Beauty

A closeup of a peony in Cupertino. Photo by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

A peony grown in our former Cupertino home's backyard. Photo by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

 

Cupertino's Wild Oxalis

Wild oxalis that grew in our former Cupertino home's backyard. Photo by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

Wild oxalis that grew in our former Cupertino home's backyard. Photo by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

 

Olsen's Cherry Orchard & Wild Mustard Blossoms

A box waiting to be filled with delicious cherries at Olsen's Cherry Orchard in Sunnyvale, Calif. The orchard is one of two working orchards that remain in Silicon Valley and both are in Sunnsyvale. Photo by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

 

Monarch Grove Sanctuary Features Butterfly Cluster

A Monarch butterfly cluster at the Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, Calif. The butterflies often arrive in winter and depart, largely, before mid-spring. Photo by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

 

Big Sur Coast Overrated; McWay Cove Remains Spectacular

McWay Cove and Waterfall on the Big Sur Coast of California. Much of the coastline and inland is charred and burned by many fires. This is one of the few highlights for me along the denuded coast. Far superior is the Southern Oregon Coast, Mendocino Coast, and North Coast. Big Sur is far, far, far overrated. Photo by Glenn Franco Simmons. © Glenn Franco Simmons.

 

Beauty Not In The Face

A Khalil Gibran quote illustrated with a photo of wild mustard at Almaden Meadows Park in
the Santa Clara Valley of California. Taken by Glenn Franco Simmons. © GTFS.

 

Kahlil Gibran: Light In The Heart

A Khalil Gibran quote illustrated by a Veca Lucia dahlia photographed by
Glenn Franco Simmons, The Flower Photographer of San Francisco. © GTFS.