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“Pretty In Pink”

“Pretty In Pink”

“Kind words and tender affections will not save me from this lake of woe and misery, but they may be enough of a buoy to prevent my drowning.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich

I’ll call this a ‘rescue’ from a less than wonderful bouquet. To get subjects for my floral shots, I tend to stop by local shops and pick up a fresh bouquet every few weeks. Then, I pull the bouquet apart and photograph the individual blossoms. It’s a great way to be able to enjoy photography on dull, uninspiring, and icy days.

This practice, of disassembling bouquets, has been very satisfying, but every now and then, a bouquet that looked nice in the store, shows it’s true self under light and lens, or even before then. This one started dropping petals as soon as I unpacked it, leaving many bare stems. Most of the remaining blossoms were bruised or damaged and this was especially noticeable under the studio lights and using 90mm macro lens.

Despite this ‘disappointing’ bouquet, I was able to save a few blossoms, including this beautiful pink carnation, most of who’s companions showed significant damage and wilted fringes. I’m not sure if this damage was inflicted on the bouquet as whole or if the shop had assembled a ‘seconds’ bouquet for quick sale? I’m unlikely to return to that particular store for flowers in the near future.

However, despite this incident, I am really enjoying making these photos. I’m reminded of all the beauty around us, despite the current world events that we can hardly tune out. So, please accept this little gift of beauty. Hopefully, it will brighten your day for at least a few moments.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
2.0 sec, f/32.0, ISO 100

Hi Resolution image on 500px

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‘Red Peruvian Lilies”

“Red Freesia”

“Did you want to save me now or does later fit better into your schedule?”
― Sarah E. Morin

Despite being a bit beat up, this small bouquet of red freesia is still quite lovely. It’s a bit of a ‘rescue’, pulled from a discarded bouquet ,but still wonderful on its own. The leaves have taken a bit of abuse, yet the blossoms are still in good condition.

There is something about this photography style that brings out the best in the subject. I’m convinced that I could photograph a piece of garbage this way and still have it look good. After all, not so long ago, a photo of a potato sold for over a million dollars, presented in the same style.

Apparently, there are big bucks out there to be had 🙂

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
 @ 62mm
1/2 sec, f/20.0, ISO 400

High Resolution image on 500px:

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