Welcome to KansasWildflowers.org

Bringing Kansas History to Life with Images & More…

Lyman Dwight Wooster, my grandfather,

Lyman Dwight Wooster, my grandfather, photographed Kansas wildflowers during the late 1940’s and thru the 1950’s. The  images are stored on his color slides and are the building blocks of this website. His work is a treasure and is displayed so everyone can enjoy the results. His equipment was high quality but primitive and this forced him to adjust; set  depth of field, the F-stop  setting and focus by hand . The targeted plant appears to be 3D because it is in focus, while the background and foreground are blurred.  Some of the slides are not in tight focus and have blurring. Watch the slide shows and see.

I used Photoshop to adjust the aged colors; a few pictures had dirt removed using Digital Ice software. Magic!

Chris Woelk