A week of Spring and Wildflower photography is coming next week to passion for am looking forward to seeing what my photographer friends will share of their collection of flower images.
I my yard the agapanthus started to blossom. I photographed them and used a watercolor and blur filter to create this image. Enjoy!


I photographed a Rose from my yard several times. First I created a “low key stack” of the Rose on the left hand side. Combined several exposures in layers and masking techniques I creates a beautiful backlit image on a black background. Then I created a group of different images. I moved the rose during the exposure to create a motion blur. I picked a blurred image and used it as part of my background. The sharp and blurred rose give the image an interesting contrast.

Young Rose

I listened to a photographic presentation where the photographer talked about colors and how they influence the viewer. He mentioned that the colors red is very dominant and just a little red in an image makes a significant impact.

I decided to photograph a small red rose in my yard. I waited after sunset and then I used my fiber optic lamp to create this blue background. I wanted blue as a cold color in contrast to the warm red color of the rose.