the annual musk thistle photo
i photograph musk thistle once every year at this time. but i have yet to capture their exuberant beauty and abundance on our roadsides. the camera captures a larger and larger percentage of our lives, but it can’t capture the effect of walking onto a sea of flowers in real life. some majesty is lost no matter how talented the photographer and how diligent the post-processing. and as a photographer, i say, thank heavens this is true.
musk thistle (Carduus nutans)