Thursday, March 31, 2011

Purple and Yellow Crocuses

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Sign of Spring

Yellow Crocuses
The sun had moved around to the other side of the house, so the crocuses are closed. I'm hoping to get some shots of this cluster of yellow ones opened.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Horsing Around

Running Around In Circles
I know the photo isn't the best - a touch out of focus; however, I did like the shot. I took this photo when I was down in Australia in 2009. I believe it was at the Melbourne Zoo, as it is grouped in with all my zoo photos.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pretty Petals

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tip Toe Through The Tulips

Last Thursday was my mom's birthday. I bought her some flowers, and these potted tulips. They've actually grown and opened a lot since then, so I decided to take a few photos of them using the natural light that came in through the back patio windows.

I'm hoping the bulbs survive and she can plant them in her garden (I think in the fall) and grow next spring. Then I can get some photos of them outside. She has a couple of purple tulips in her garden now (or did last spring), and I'm hoping to get some photos of those again this year as well.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Branching Out
I took this photo last week when I was out with my friend on a photo shoot/walk. I don't know if the leaves of this tree are normally brown or not (I assume they are green), but we were surprised they had stayed on all winter.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Missing Oranges

Apples and...garlic??!!
I went to my friend's place last week. She's also in to photography, and knows quite a bit. We were working on some still life photos, and she was passing on her wisdom and knowledge to me. I know the background isn't the best, but I liked it.

We used some apples and a clove of garlic as our subjects and she was showing me different lighting techniques - or rather what the photos would look like using different types of lighting. This photo was done with natural lighting coming from the window in the background window (it was a rather cloudy, grey day).

I'm going to have to try more still life photos as I enjoyed it! She showed me a light box (at least I think that's what she called it) that she had made. It was a box with the top and two sides cut out (enough of the box left to make a frame), and was covered in white material to allow lamp light to come in. She said she puts the item she is photographing in the box, adjusts the lighting, and then takes her shots. I just might have to try that too.

What are your favourite photos to take?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Across The River

Looking over to a section of Riverview

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Long Hot Sunny Days

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Sure, there is a lot wrong with this photo - like it was taken in the harshness of a hot, bright, sunny afternoon (which gives it harsh shadows), but I still kind of like it.

I have no idea what kind of bush this was on, or whether those are seed pods, some kind of berry, or something that will turn into flowers. This was on a bush in Fundy National Park, and I took the photo last summer.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

A Taste of Something Other Than Snow

Iris In The Wild
We've had so much snow this winter, particularly since January. And, quite frankly, I'm getting a little sick of it. I decided to post a photo I took last year, early in the summer, to remind me of the beauty that awaits after the snow melts.