Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Morning Light


I am keeping up with blog posts by photographer, Julie Kenward.  In her series, What Really Matters, Julie discusses the elements needed to create a quality photograph—intention, lens choice, light, focal point, foreground/background, contrast, balance, in & out, eye contact, and post processing. Julie makes gorgeous photographic art. She shares her expertise in lessons that are easy to understand and put into practice. 

Inspired by Julie’s most recent post on light, I spent the morning photographing the interplay of flowers and golden light.  

Peonies by the window . . . 



Poppies in the spring garden of Downtown Greens . . .




 Pink old-fashioned roses on the garden bench . . .



Cross Vines with yellow trumpets against the potting shed . . . 


and a view down the garden path . . . 


I'm linking up with Kim Klassen today for Texture Tuesday where the theme is yellow.  I have only one yellow flower picture, but I think it will do. Thank you to Kim for her lovely texture from the Downtown Collection, Mary, used on my photograph of the peonies by the window. 

22 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, love the yellow but those Poppys made my heart sing!

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  2. I LOVE the three roses on the bench. That is a story worthy photo. Beautiful work!!

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  3. Gasp! your work reflects a lot of thought - I'm so inspired. I simply cannot point out a favourite...

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  4. Gorgeous flower images! I love the softness of the poppies and the crisp details of the roses. The peonies in the mason jar by the window, just beautiful.

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  5. Wow, these are beautiful. Love the softness and colour contrast of the poppies and your roses are beautiful.

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  6. oh my goodness.. Just stunning.. Im in Love with this last one but all are gorgeous. Have a beautiful day

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    1. Lisa, It's always a pleasure to hear from you. I keep going back to your photo of the pansies on the potting bench. I spend lots of time in gardens - mine, my neighbors, and every community garden that welcomes me. Your composition inspired me to begin work on a series of garden tools - great photography subjects.

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  7. Oh my these are wonderful Donna, each and every one of them, the light the richness just wow.

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  8. Wonderful poppies are such a great subject.

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  9. These are all so gorgeous, I especially love the pan you used under your peonies. WOW for all of them!

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    1. Hi Donna, That pan is an old cake pan. Inspired by Kim's use of an old film canister lid, I've been looking for ways to use things around my home in unexpected ways. The cake pan not only brings texture to the photo, it also catches the falling petals, keeping my bench clean and making a sweet pile of fragrant petals.

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  10. Oh my, your photos are wonderful, Donna !
    I so love the pink roses on the garden bench ... just gorgeous !
    And thanks for the link ...
    Have a great week,
    Sylvia

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  11. i love the poppies in the spring garden, so stunning and amazing!

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    1. Gilina, I couldn't get my browser to translate your website, but I did love your photos. Without the words, looking at your pictures over your last few blog posts, I could imagine your story - and it is a good one.

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  12. such beautiful images ♥

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  13. Thanks so much for the link, Donna! These images are wonderful - you really captured the joy of those poppies!

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    1. Julie, Sounds as though you picked up a few fans today - photography students like me who love the entire process and love to learn. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and art!

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  14. Thank you for your comment this morning. I really like all of your pictures and the peonies are beautiful in the jar.
    I also like your postcard book from the last post and need to look into that, plus, I bookmarked Julie Kenward's blog. This is what I like about sharing links, learn so much.

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  15. These photos are just breath-taking! Love them all but those poppies! Wow!
    Thanks for introducing me to Julie Kenward's series too.

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  16. The poppies are just fantastic. Beautiful. Especially like the one with the single stem going straight up on the right side.

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  17. WOW! Simply stunning. The first and sixth are my favorites, but each one is so beautiful!

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