flowers

Sunflowers on a Chair

It’s Sunflower Week! It’s been awhile since I’ve done a still life. I thought my white chair was calling out for some sunflowers- so here we are! I took probably 15 photos and edited them in different ways. I just did a quick Lightroom edit on this one.


Two Times Three

A multiple exposure edited two ways. I like the black and white best. 🙂


Below

Sometimes the view from below is best


Killing Me Softly

A multiple exposure flower abstract for Tuesday!


In the Morning

We have been having extremely windy days recently! In fact, it was so windy that I couldn’t photograph flowers outside- so I propped this one in the window to get the best light I could. With the addition of three textures, I’m happy with the resulting image.


In dreams

My favorite kind of flower edit- soft and dreamy

 

 


Not Even Close

It is finally Spring here in Prescott. The trees have leaves, our birds are building nests, flowers are in bloom, and cottonwood fluff is floating in the sky like snowflakes- playing havoc with everyone’s allergies. Our irises are blooming, but getting a satisfactory shot has been challenging. I tried several times and finally settled on this composition.  I took the image into Topaz Studio and ended up with a look that is not even close to my original image- but I like it better.



Sharp Tongued

Another orchid image today!

 


Exotic

I can remember a time when orchids were considered exotic- and I only saw them in corsages, which I thought were pretty ugly. Now you can buy them at the grocery store, although I’m sure many species ARE exotic and are only available from specialty nurseries. I like them now, although I still think they look like they have mean faces.


Les Fleurs

Spring is here- so I’m continuing on with flowers today. Here is a lensbaby daisy photo in black and white. I recently updated Lightroom and decided to use one of the new “artistic profiles” for this image. I’m not thrilled with where they have placed these in the adjustment panel (or even that they are IN the panel. . .), but I do like the improved ability to preview changes- and also adding Dehaze to the basic panel (where it belongs!).


A White One

There was only one daffodil in the bunch that was white- a reminder of the daffodils we used to grow when I was a child.


Revisited

Wabi Sabi, Lensbaby blur, an old mason jar, desaturated tones, playing with vintage editing in Lightroom.

Deja Vu.


Good Morning!

Nothing like a cheery daffodil to start the day!


Pastel

A return to doing what I love- soft and dreamy flowers. For this one I used my Lensbaby Velvet 56, which I have never fully explored. When I joined my photo group, it seemed that there was such an emphasis on sharpness- that I started working on my landscape photography more and more- and I mostly left my lensbabies behind. It has been fun this week to once more embrace my love of BLUR!


Another Alaska Memory

Monkshood- discovered on a walk at the Eagle River Nature Center with the boys (including my nature guide, Justin)