Fine Art

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Pink Whispers

I do like to get a bit more ‘arty’ with my flower photography and so these few images show some of my results with a bit of post production  – I hope you like them.

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Pink-a-boo

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Pink Blur

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In The Pink

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Gerbera Dream

That’s all for now. I will be posting some pics [ hopefully tomorrow] of Teasels that I photographed at the Pond recently …. see you then,    Eileen

 

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Green and Red

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Leafy Layers

It’s marvelous how God has designed and inbuilt every species of life with stored information in the genes/DNA to pass on its characteristics to future generations. This has enabled breeders of the Heuchera plant to produce a wonderful variety of leaves and I have several in my garden. They have also crossed Heucheras with Tiarellas and produced the ‘Heucherella’ which is a very pretty smaller plant. Now, in our technological age, it seems anything is possible and a great benefit – as long as it’s kept within the boundaries that God has graciously set for us.

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Simply Red

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Smoothie

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Petalscape

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Redscape

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Green and Red

See ya’ll again soon I hope DV   Eileen

 


Macro Spree – part two

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Yellow Chrysanthemum

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with water drops

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more water drops

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Lemon Drops

More to come ….. well – I said it was a spree!  Eileen


Tulip Portrait

Pink Tulip

I love the sculptural quality of tulips because they make such clean, simple images … you can’t go wrong really, can you? I find this type of flower lends itself well to using a black background. Removing a petal allowed the stamen etc to be photographed from the front instead of from above.

Inner World

One of the challenges of photography is to present something that is a common and favourite subject for photographers in a fresh way – otherwise it can be a case of ‘if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all’.  As with all ‘Art’ – in the end it’s all about Ideas.

From Above

Petal

Water Drops

Could have been a little bit sharper, but I quite liked the softer look – a bit more dreamy perhaps ….

Tulip Trio

That’s all for now folks, see you again soon I hope.  Your ‘likes’ and comments are always very appreciated,    Eileen


Macro

 

I recently upgraded to an Olympus OM-D E-M10 camera with a kit lens, but really wanted a macro lens, as that is where my interest lies for my flower subjects. However-  the lenses can be as expensive [ or even more] than the actual camera , so I’ve been trying to justify the outlay.  It’s not as if I’m earning my living from photography – it is only a hobby after all  –  but I can’t help hankering after getting the best pics I can.  Then I remembered my birthday is coming up, so that is my justification for buying it  … there – that’s made me feel better !

Petal

The image above is part of my learning process in how to handle this beautiful, neat lens. The thing I like most is its light weight – so good for arthritic hands.  I’d read reviews which were very good, but there were the odd few that mentioned the difficulty of the lens finding its focus. However –  now I’ve tried it out, I think that may be because there are several settings/options to choose from and you need to use the right one for the situation of course.

So – as you can see from the image – ideally it would have been nice to get that main water droplet in sharp focus   – but Lol – let’s pretend that was my intention ! It’s a huge learning curve for me as I need to get my head around choosing and adjusting my camera settings for the best results, which can become stressful and frustrating if I let it. I’ve never been good at maths [ can you be maths dyslexic?] and that hasn’t improved with age I can tell you ….

The instructions that came with my lens, as usual with cameras/lenses these days, is extremely sparse and unhelpful. So I’ve had to search on line again for help. I managed to find really clear info about the lens settings and what to use for what, so I’m truly grateful for that.

Line Up

This image is slightly more successful I think.  I did a crop on both pics, and they seem to have survived that quite well.  I’m looking forward to more practise and creativity –  maybe outdoors – although it seems a tripod is essential. That’s ok in my little garden, but not practical for me if I go out and about.

I would truly appreciate any helpful suggestions or to hear of your own learning experiences  – also, if this site will let you – feel free to show your own macro pics.

bye for now,   Eileen


Mothers Day Flowers

Pink RoseI always look forward to receiving flowers on special occasions for obvious reasons.  Roses, of course, are a classic subject for photographing against a black background, so here are my offerings ….

Pink Rose 2

Pink Rose 4

Pink Rose 3

Please feel free to leave a comment or constructive criticism – it’s always nice to hear other people’s take on things.   till next time,   Eileen


Daisies

My favourite daisy

My favourite daisy

Anthemis 2

Anthemis 4

 

Coreopsis

Coreopsis 2

Coreopsis 3

Hope you enjoy looking – I had a lovely time photographing them and getting a bit ‘artistic’ too.

see you again soon dv   Eileen