Sringtime Forest Floor at Schoodic

June 07, 2013  •  2 Comments

Can anybody tell me what these flowers are called? I should know- they are everywhere in the spring here- I would think they were Mayflowers but for some reason I doubted that, I guess I should just look it up now eh?

Went over to photograph Ravens Roost today on the Schoodic Peninsula which is the part of Acadia that people don't visit as much- which makes it just awesome this time of year! This is the first thing that stopped me in my tracks out there today and there were a bunch of those moments- I'll be going back real soon to continue that. This scene called to me in mono because of the inherent contrasts between the green of the foliage and the white of the flowers and the silver of the wood of the old fallen spruce. I boosted the luminance of the green channel then applied a blue filter in the monochrome conversion to deeply darken the foliage and pop the flowers even more. Now I'm off to work on the Ravens Roost images which gave me vertigo while I was making them so hopefully will get my blood up again. Have a good one! -Nate.


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2.Jenn(non-registered)
Yes, bunchberry - Cornus canadensis. Relative of dogwood, and if you look closely at the flowers they look just like dogwood blossoms.
1.Lynne(non-registered)
Hey Nate,

The flowers look like bunchberries: http://newhampshirewildflowers.com/bunchberry.php

Regards,
Lynne
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