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Softly

A dahlia macro


Unhinged

LIN_5703-Edit-2Spotted at the Independence Mine in Alaska


Born to Be Wild

Until we moved to Arizona, I had never heard of Apache Plume- but now I photograph the seed heads every summer. We have a big shrub of this native plant in front of our house. I can’t say it is lovely to look at as a landscape element- but the craaaazzzy seed heads and little flowers are quite captivating!


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.

 

 


White on White on White

A little multiple exposure fun with my Lensbaby Velvet 56


Below

Sometimes the view from below is best


Monochrome Echoes

Shot with my Lensbaby Velvet 56

 


Cold Spring

Blossom impressions on a cold day


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!


Waiting

for Halloween . . .


Back to the blur. . .

The last few months, I’ve found myself missing blur and soft focus.¬† As a result, my Lensbaby Velvet 56 has been on my camera for the last week, and I’m going to put the Edge 80 (my fave!) on there next. Manual focus is always a challenge, but I find taking soft and dreamy photos is my comfort zone. I love the blur!

 


White

My beautiful Valentine’s Day tulips are fading, so I took the time to trim stems and take a few Lensbaby shots.

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Out of Context

20161205-mma_0594_melinda_anderson-editAs I look out at the melting snow, this image seems out of place- yet I did take it a week or so before Christmas. Let it serve as a reminder that the days are now getting longer, spring is on its way, and the strange, turbulent, and sad year 2016 is almost over.

Shot with Lensbaby Velvet 56