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A Lily

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Weekly Photo Challenge: dialogue

Two images that speak to each other. A similar thread so that they contribute to the context of the other?

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beautiful flowers a picturesque scene
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Look closer and you will find them riddled with caterpillars. This one was particularly cute with his dusty pollen butt.

Lavender and a World Class Education

Totally unrelated to my lavender macro, I have been watching Sue and Felix on Creative Live today.

I have resisted using flash as much as possible until now because I don’t like how it looks. Seeing natural light recreated with artificial studio light has EXCITED ME! I can’t wait to get some time to try it out.

As a Mum with 3 young boys I only have free time really at night and to be able to shoot then would be a blessing. I am looking forward to exploring it further. Creative Live has opened up a world of education opportunity for me. I have no possibility of getting out, but I can have it going while I watch the boys play or play with my baby. I said to my family earlier tonight that I didn’t like technology, but really it not only is the foundation of my passion for photography, it allows me, a suburban Mum in Adelaide, Australia to take part in a world class education that I could not otherwise access or afford.

THANK YOU.

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How Many Ways CAN You Shoot A Dandelion?

I am sure there are a million ways to photograph a dandelion. Here are some of the others I took.

I loved the softness of this photo. It was taken to look like the inside of a soft, feather pillow.
I loved the softness of this photo. It was taken to look like the inside of a soft, feather pillow.
The tip of the dandelion as it opens.
The tip of the dandelion as it opens.
I liked the flatness of this photo. It reminded me of a tiled or brick wall with a repeated pattern.
I liked the flatness of this photo. It reminded me of a tiled or brick wall with a repeated pattern.

Composition: Framing

I have been looking at framing the subject using whatever is available. I have picked flowers and held them in front of the camera.

Flowers held up in front of the lens create soft shadows to create interest.
Flowers held up in front of the lens create soft shadows to create interest.

Stood behind objects to highlight something.

The sunset in the window glass was beautiful. The rest of the scene was messy. Shooting from behind a tree removed distractions and helped focus on the glass.
The sunset in the window glass was beautiful. The rest of the scene was messy. Shooting from behind a tree removed distractions and helped focus on the glass.

And looked for backgrounds to envelope the subject.

The light frames the flower and the rest of the bush creates an interesting background.
The light frames the flower and the rest of the bush creates an interesting background.

I love it. I love the effect and interest it can create. I enjoy the challenge of finding a new, more interesting way of photographing something. Isn’t photography great?!