Life As We Know It

Springtime flower buds on nearly bare branches

These days it is pretty easy to lose myself in the stars with so many great images coming from NASA, the International Space Agency and others. It’s tough to resist day dreaming about what’s in the heavens and as a result become jaded with what is before us every day. While amazed by the constant flow of space photos it’s grounding to take a walk and appreciate what makes our oasis in the stars so special. This photo of springtime blossoms is a perfect example of the beauty and colorful universe right under our nose.

“We’re made of star-stuff.” – Carl Sagan

Photo Details:
Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 50mm f/1.0, f/1.0, 1/5000 sec, ISO 50

Jim Goldstein is a professional photographer and author, based out of the San Francisco bay area in California, who specializes in outdoor and nature photography. Passionate about nature and the environment Jim infuses elements of the natural world into his commercial, editorial and fine art work. For more follow Jim on Google+ | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Subscribe