October 11, 2017
I still don’t do flowers, but I just could not ignore this blue, which happened to be on a flower.
This entry was posted on October 11, 2017 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Flowers, Garden, Leaves, Plants and was tagged with Kendal at Oberlin, Morning Glory, Oberlin, photography.
Haha, I’m still shying away from showing my flower pictures 🙂
October 11, 2017 at 3:32 AM
Yes, well, you haven’t seen (and won’t see) all the flower pictures I’ve taken. It’s hard to make them special. Glad you like this blue, Peter. I wonder if I would even have taken this photo if the flower had been any other color.
October 11, 2017 at 2:19 PM
that’s what i’m thinking, too. making them special/outstanding/interesting for somebody who isn’t into flowers anyway is very hard.
great colours surely help as evidenced here 🙂
October 11, 2017 at 6:03 PM
But maybe you do do, after all … I must say that the few flower pictures of your’s that I’ve seen are very good, including this one – love the plant against the white backdrop, esp the blue flower. 🙂
October 11, 2017 at 4:42 AM
Thank you, Adrian. You’ve seen only a few of my flower photos because I’ve only taken a few that I think are worth posting. I like flowers the same way I like birds: They’re so beautiful, but when I photograph them and look at the downloads, usually all I can think is “Yup, that’s a flower” or “Yup, that’s a bird.” I almost never think I have captured the specialness of their beauty. I thought I came closer with this morning glory thanks to the almost-white overcast sky.
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October 11, 2017 at 1:56 PM
I know you aren’t one for flower photos, but judging from I can tell you are able to get inspired. I always thought flowers are great subjects for any photographer no matter what their skill level is. They’re beautiful to begin with, they don’t complain when you take a bad photo of them and no model release is required.
October 11, 2017 at 2:16 PM
A few days ago, you wrote on another one of my posts, “Flowers are great subjects because of their natural beauty, but the challenge for any photographer is to present that beauty in an interesting image, one that transcends its own beauty.” I have saved that sentence on an electronic sticky note, Ken, as a reminder. I think the transcendence in this case is by the flower’s own color, allowed full expression against the white sky.
October 11, 2017 at 2:23 PM
Such a marvelous blue… Wonderful!
October 12, 2017 at 10:25 AM
Thank you, Lemony. I know that you’re a color-lover, too. You would have loved these morning glories in person. (There were many of them nearby.)
October 12, 2017 at 10:37 AM
That is a very special image IMHO, Linda. Delicate, precise, botanical, and beautiful. We call that Bindweed or Convolvolus (Bindweed is smaller), over here in the UK.
October 13, 2017 at 3:11 AM
Thanks, Andy. With a comment like yours, I might be persuaded to try something like this again. On the other hand . . .
Googling, I gather that those names are used over here, too, but most people I know call this plant morning glory.
October 13, 2017 at 9:19 AM
Oh come on, do more flowers! 😉 You do them so well, but I can understand your misgivings about just another photo of a flower.
I’m always drawn like a magnet to Morning Glories, for that incredible blue. We saw some nice ones in a park in NYC last week; I was predictably oooing and ahing, and we had to stop while I paid homage.
I love this white background technique, too, and now that I’ve read more comments, I see it was just overcast sky – you make it look like you created a special backdrop. Isn’t the light coming from behind the flower fabulous!
October 20, 2017 at 3:14 PM
Well, I did take more pictures of my hanging begonia, but I haven’t downloaded them yet. You’ll see if they turn out. Lynn, I am far too lazy a photographer to create a special backdrop. That white sky (and the memory of my wisteria photo’s exposure) was a gift from the weather gods.
October 20, 2017 at 4:22 PM
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