flowers

Three for Friday

Fry’s had tulips the other day, and I couldn’t resist!


Blue Spring 2

This image is the second of two multiple exposures I took of the same flowers. I dearly love playing with this technique, whether in camera, in Photoshop, or on my iPhone. I’ve always loved impressionist and abstract painting and so enjoy creating images that are not a literal representation of the scene in front of me. I never know exactly how they will turn out, and I think it’s the unpredictability that is a big part of the appeal for me.


Reflection Number 2

This one I call “Downside Up”.


Reflection Number 1

My little AAUW photo group is meeting this week, and the topic is reflections. Each month we send 4-6 photos to the leader, and then they are displayed on a large screen in a room at the library. Later they are on the website for AAUW Prescott. I got a few photos together for the topic, but also decided to do some still life photography emphasizing reflections.

Here’s one with my baby cup! I tried to shine it up, but ended up having to rely on the dining room table for the reflection.


Leftovers

All that’s left of my hydrangeas. Trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear as they say. . .


12 Hour Hydrangeas

I bought these hydrangeas at Costco- and within 12 hours they had all wilted. I managed to get this still life photos and a couple macros, but that was it!


Sun in Winter

One of the wonderful things about living in Arizona is that even on most cold days we have sunshine.  A few days ago, Lonnie and I ran (well, walked fast) to the window to look at the fog- such a rare occurrence we watched and watched! It lifted after awhile, but it was interesting while it lasted.

So this is a flower tribute to Arizona sunshine!


Softly

A dahlia macro


Orange Twosome

LIN_4839-Edit

from my daughter’s garden in Alaska


Petals

Daisy from my daughter’s Alaska garden

 


Dahlia Dahliciousness

Another dahlia image, this time in black and white with some split toning


My Faves

Dahlias from the Farmer’s Market!


A Different Look

The heavy monsoon rains have brought an amazing array of wildflowers and grasses to Willow Lake this year, creating a different look from previous summers. I don’t know what these pink flowers are (someone will tell me), but they were everywhere.

We went out a couple times last week (me balancing trekking poles and camera and backpack), and each time my photo shoot was curtailed by thunderstorms.  I hear that monsoon season is over now, but I’m not counting on it!


Hello, Yellow!

A cheery sight at the Alaska Botanical Garden in Anchorage:


Calla

I love how the Lensbaby Velvet 56 produces a painterly image straight out of camera! I added a low opacity texture on the background- but that’s just because I can never leave well enough alone.