Posts tagged “flower

Another Alaska Memory

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


Iconic

One of the iconic Alaska views- mountains and trees with fireweed in the foreground. I couldn’t manage to frame it with the Matanuska Glacier as a background (I might have fallen off a cliff. . .), so I settled on this view. Fireweed is just about everywhere in Alaska at this time of year.


Yellow Sunshine

Good Morning!


Broken Intention

Yesterday’s Trader Joe’s bouquet didn’t make it home unscathed, alas.

My photo group has been discussing photography as art recently- a subject dear to my heart. Yesterday, we watched a video about photographing with intention, which involved making lists of words that come to mind when you look at your own work- and then keeping those same qualities in mind when shooting and editing. As soon as I heard the word, list, my right brain started protesting! However, I did attempt to approach my flower shoot with intention. I told myself that I wanted the photo to be soft and dreamy and evoke in the viewer nostalgia for a bygone era. BUT. . . I instead became captivated by this impudent little broken flower and created a bright and, I think, cheerful piece-  perhaps (or perhaps not) bringing a smile to the face of the viewer.

Intention. Need to work on that . . .


And now!

By afternoon, it had unfurled- yay, Spring!


Seen better days. . .

When I posted this to Instagram, I got to use the hashtag #lovelydeadcrap for the first time- woot!

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De-lovely

Another February tulip! To me, there is something kind of wholesome and apple-like about this luscious tulip- especially when shot from below.

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Tulip Time

One of the best thing about February is that tulips start to appear in the grocery stores! Since javelinas eat the tulip bulbs here, buying them as cut flowers is the best option.

Lensbaby soft edit

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85mm macro textured edit

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Winter Daisy

A grainy black and white daisy for a dreary day . . .

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Things Are Looking Up

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At least the photographer was looking up when taking this photo . . .

I was on the floor looking up at the flower which was positioned on the counter. That’s my ceiling with “incorrect” white balance providing the sunny background.

It’s all about how you look at things, isn’t it?        .


Exhaling

I enjoy just about all kinds of photography, but when I spend time with flowers and my macro lens I can feel my shoulders relaxing and my breath slowing. This is truly my comfort zone and a wonderful escape from life’s stresses. Ommmm. . . 🙂

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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


Summer’s End

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Coneflower


Flower Foto Fun

Photoshop, textures, Topaz Simplify and Impression-  so fun!

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Funky Flower Fun

ApachePlume

This is the flower from the Apache Plume plant that we have by our street- in color and with 3 black and white edits.