Category Archives: CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY
SUNDAY – DAY 195: A day of rest and relaxation before the return of soggy summer sameness!
The other day I posted this photo of two tall stems of gladioli that I cut because they were top-heavy in the front garden. Well, today another stem was bending over and I had to add it to my vase. I also had my camera out so I shot a few more pictures.
Then a highly backlit shot that turns the photo into a silk print.
And finally an enlarged print that gives the flowers a somewhat water-color look.
It’s amazing what you can do with a digital camera, iPhoto applications, a vase of gladioli and a Sunday afternoon with nothing to do.
Then last night’s rain storm not only send baseball players and fans running for cover … it also covered the lawn with a new layer of multi-hued leaves. This morning I found the yard completely covered with leaves. Recalling the days of my youth and the fragrant smell of leaves burning in tall bonfires, I almost considered raking the leaves up. Then I remembered that it was against the law to have leaf burning bonfires. No, I’d have to run the power-mower over the lawn and catch the chomped up leaves in the mower bag to dump on the compost piles. Drat, they really take all of the romance out of maintaining a lawn these days! But since the lawn and leaves where too wet to pick up with the mower, I put the lawn cleanup job off to a sunnier day. Instead I picked one of the bright red leaves off the lawn, and went inside to relive those wonderful memories of yesteryear with a bit of creative photography.
MEMORIES OF FALLEN FALLS