Photography Lesson

Gerry and I went for a short walk on Sunday afternoon and gathered wildflowers. I brought them home and put together a big bouquet. The beauty of those wildflowers–weeds some might say–combined together in a bouquet took my breath away. They were surprisingly stunning, almost magical!

This morning I took apart the original bouquet and made a few different arrangements to photograph. Here’s a couple of similar shots with subtle differences in the way they were processed to give a different look.

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One loud and vibrant.

2016-06-14 Bloom-1-8The other quiet and soft.

Kind of like people: some are loud and bold, others quiet and serene. Neither better than the other, just different, each with unique strengths and abilities. And when we come together like this bouquet of wildflowers, magic happens.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.
  1. Lovely. I also like your container. You hit the jackpot finding these flowers!

    1. We sure did! I’m astounded at how pretty these “weeds” are together!

  2. Your snaps suggest abundance and cheer. 🙂

    1. A great combination! Thanks for stopping by, Marian.

  3. Well said Linda …I picked a bunch of wild flowers the othe day ( some do say they are weeds?) and put them in a jam jar in my kitchen …bliss??

    1. Weeds to some are beautiful blossoms to others like us, Cherry. Aren’t we the lucky ones?!

  4. Yes, I too like to think about the variety and beautiful blending of nature and think that if God enjoys such variety there, he must also have a reason for such a variety of people. So–contrary to popular opinion–there really isn’t a superior type of person. It’s all of us together that make beauty. Lovely photos and words.

    1. I agree, Lucinda. He created us all in His image yet all unique and precious in His sight.

  5. Amazing what cameras allow us to do, though the quality of work depends on the eye and mind of the photographer. JMHO.

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