Something small and yellow and very dainty growing in my garden for today’s Flower of the Day 🙂
A few more abstract motion blur zoom burst roses before they start their journey to the great rose garden in the sky… OK, the compost bin… I really enjoy playing about with my camera like this, with a bit of cropping the effects can be quite spectacular, almost dream-like. And I love the way the colours blend together in such an artistic fashion – all images are variations on a theme of pink, yellow and orange roses in a vase placed on a blue rug 🙂
The weather forecast did predict a flurry of snow for Easter Monday, and sure enough this morning we woke to a sunny but snowy spring garden… Brrr…! 🙂
My husband bought us some yellow, pink and orange roses for Easter, and I was going to take a few standard shots in a vase but then I thought – why not have a play about with my camera, and see what kind of creative images I can make… Sometimes I just feel like I want to be a bit more artistic with my photography.
The first pic shows the roses head on, looking straight down from above. Then I slowed the exposure and started twisting the zoom while the shutter was open. I took loads of shots, deleting all of the first set, then thought about what effect I was trying to achieve and tried again. The second set were much better, far less random, and far fewer were deleted. With the third set I’ve kept almost all of them. Some of my favourites (see above) come from the originals being cropped a little to bring a better balance overall, but the very last shot shown here is 100% straight out of camera, with no cropping at all.
I’m really happy with how they came out. Happy Easter Sunday everyone! 🙂
The river level was running quite high yesterday to the extent that these clumps of daffodils, usually growing high and dry along the upper edges of the riverbank, were in imminent danger of getting their feet wet! 🙂
There’s an old flowering cherry tree in our garden, now grown far too big to be ornamental and situated far too close to both the house and the garden wall to be a good idea with all those searching roots, so potentially this may be the last year we have it – once lock-down is over we’re intending taking professional advice on all the old trees in the back garden, and acting on whatever advice we are given 🙂
More from my little vase of purple tulips for today’s Flower of the Day 🙂
Trying to capture garden daffodils blowing around in the spring breeze on a sunny Sunday morning isn’t the easiest of tasks – they just wouldn’t stay still in shot! 🙂