Enough with the fall colors and early spring shots!! It’s time for some real color from the source that wrote the book on it. And by that, I mean flowers!! I love flowers, and I especially love taking pictures of flowers. Not only are they colorful, but their intricate designs and diverse shapes make them a challenging subject, and a source of constant inspiration. What are some of your favorite subjects to photograph? I know some people really don’t like flower photographs. How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m not a flower person”, when describing their photography. They can sound so condescending when they say it. In the future, I want to explore flower photography more. I’ve seriously been considering the addition of a macro lens to my gear for that very purpose. I’ll be sure to let you know how that goes.
In the meantime, here is a flower shot from this past summer. No flowers were harmed in the taking of this picture. They were shot on the stem, handheld in some beautiful morning light. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think these are Purple Astors.