Tag Archives: colour

Sometimes the composition is more interesting than the subject.

What makes us push the shutter? It isn’t always the subject that interests us.

I took this macro shot of a snail shell in an autumn leaf in my garden. The draw for me is purely the combination of shapes and colours. It really appeals to me.

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An Experiment: for the little guys

I said yesterday I took my boys to the the playground. I mentioned that they gave me a flower.  What I didn’t mention was that my 3 year old decided to pick ALL of the flowers growing in the park.

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My 1 year old also decided to bring me flowers. Just like his big brother.

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Anyway, I decided that since the flowers had been taken we had better put them to good use.

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We divided them into 4 glasses of water coloured with food colouring and waited to see if they would take up the colour. I added a few white roses from the garden as I knew they would take the colour and wasn’t sure how well jonquils would go.

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We waited.

Several hours later we noticed a slight change and got all excited.

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The roses were taking up the colour faster than the jonquils.

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We left them over night and this morning we had a rainbow!

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The boys were very excited their experiment had worked! Hopefully we have instilled in them a desire to be curious and inventive for life!!
…well its a start.

Mum used it as an opportunity to take photos of course.

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Fascinating.

Happy to be removing the stinky jonquils from the living room.

Macro Series: Photo 13

The other day my boys played in the front yard. I took my iphone and a cheap macro lens outside with them. These are the photos I took.

These two images were taken inside the kitchen after I saw the spider. I decided to experiment with lighting with a torch. Not too bad really considering what was used.

leaf ridge backlit with a torch
leaf ridge backlit with a torch
Leaf veins backlit with a torch
Leaf veins backlit with a torch

Macro Series: Photo 4

The other day I was at home with the boys. They played in the front yard in the afternoon. While they did I took a few photos using my iPhone and a cheap macro attachment. This series are the photos I took.

The spike of the aloe vera is orange! I am not sure if it is always that colour? Perhaps it was a reaction to me pulling a leaf off to use for sunburn?
The spike of the aloe vera is orange! I am not sure if it is always that colour? Perhaps it was a reaction to me pulling a leaf off to use for sunburn?

Word a Week Challenge: Clouds

I have never participated in this challenge before, but I stumbled upon it at Skinnywinch’s blog page and this image came to my mind. Taken from the front door step of my home. The sunsets where I live cast amazing light onto the clouds sometimes.

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