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Showing posts with label nature photography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nature photography. Show all posts

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Why Do You Photograph Certain Shots?

What is it about a subject or object that causes you to take out your camera capturing that moment for eternity?  Is it the way the light reflects off an object that captivates you?  Perhaps it is the pale hues in the evening sky that draw your attention.  Maybe you notice a unique looking flower or insect that will make an excellent subject for a macro photography capture.  Whatever it is that causes you to take out your camera, is something you feel has untapped potential to become a magnificent moment.

I enjoy capturing the rainbow colored sky as the sun sets.

You need to photograph things that appeal to you, keeping your eyes alert for brief moments of unique beauty.  Nature is constantly presenting perfect opportunities to capture breathtaking beauty.


An amazing display of beauty and color from the sun and light.

When searching for photography opportunities in nature, sometimes you have to alter your perspective to achieve the perfect shot.  Immerse yourself among the grass to find hidden treasures.


Gorgeous mushrooms in a circular shape dwell among blades of grass.
Vibrant colored flowers attract the attention of bees!

Sometimes we take a photograph simply because we are amazed by the simple elegance of nature.  We want to have the picture to savor that exact moment in time, allowing that memory of a place to stay forever pure and uneffected in our minds.  Those are my favorite types of captures!


The natural beauty found in a park!

Colors only Mother Nature could infuse with this degree of vibrancy!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Painter's Palette in Petals!

Vibrant patterned petals!

Flowers bring bursts of brilliant color to the monochromatic landscape infusing it with glorious shades.  When combined together in a garden the result of mingling various varieties and colors produces a stunning initial impact to draw the eyes of passerbyers. 


Radiant red, yellow, orange, & white are interspersed in this flower garden

Macro photo seeks to enhance each minute detail when photographing flowers.  This form of photography provides viewers with in depth perspectives not always initially observed.  Petal shape and structure are clear and focused allowing individuals to observe the unique attributes of various species of flowers.  
Macro of the center of a pink hibiscus 

Different in design, and comprising a plethora of petal colors, flowers cover a spectrum of vivid shades! From pristine white to a rich burgandy, flowers serve to enhance any landscape or home.  Over the years hybrids have begun to emerge providing flowers with unique and intricate markings as well as combining new color together.

Eye-catching color combinations make these flowers contrast against the lush leaves


These hybrid flowers contain both spikes and flowers for a mixture of pretty yet pointy!

Whatever color is your favorite there's definitely a beautifully hued flower out there to delight and entice you! So in the comment section please tell me what is your favorite colored flower and type? With so many beatiful varieties its hard to choose just one!

 
A garden of beautiful blossoms!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Nature's Brief Beauty

Nature offers us breathtaking moments of beauty that are fleeting yet leave an indelible impression on our minds.  Have you ever admired the elegance emitted from paper thin petals soaking by sunset's receeding light?  The "veins" within the individual petals are enhanced by the brillance of sun's final rays.  The warm glow of the remaining beams of light illuminate the pastel petals producing an eye-catching show of elegance!


Take time to watch the sunset each evening to really marvel at nature's magnificence.  Admire the subtle and sometimes not too subtle colors that emerge in the sky during sunset.  Enjoy watching the sky's sapphire hue slowly deepen and grow rich with multiple shades that form a kaleidoscope of colors within a matter of moments before your eyes!  Watch in sheer amazement as the rays of the sun turn from a golden glow to encompass all the shades of the rainbow in the splayed trajectories as the sun sinks towards the horizon.  See billowing clouds of white become kissed with color and darken to encompass the sultry shades of evening.


Each night without fail, nature creates a magnificent show of beauty for us.  Often we are too busy to enjoy this stunning show, yet nature continually pulls out all the stops to attempt to captivate and astound us.  The colors at nature's disposal can't be reproduced through photos or paintings.  The hues available in nature are meant to be experienced and absorbed on a personal level.  Despite our inabilities to pay attention to the gorgeous, and momentary sparks of beauty surrounding us regularly, nature continues to persist in its day to day shows of extravegant elegance.  Attracting our attention through new color combinations and producing unique and exquisite flowers to stop us in our tracks.  Nature refuses to be ignored! We should stop a moment to take in the majestic sites and shades surrounding us daily.  Nature is continually evolving and we do not want to miss a second of the natural elegance that colors our world!





Monday, August 4, 2014

Lovely Landscapes

 
 
Sparkling shoreline of Puerto Rico

Landscape photography is similar to art, wherein the photographer recreates a capture of a specific landscape, highlighting the best features for their viewers in order to create a magical scene.  The blues of the sky and water are enhanced, making this landscape capture appealing to others. The billowing white clouds captured with a hint of color or shadowing, depending on the time of day, add a dimension of volume.  The photographer strives to expose the most beautiful aspects of the landscape to the viewer. Just as an artist paints a landscape blending colors to match the natural earthy shades using their skills to bring out reflections and shadows created by natural light.  This post is dedicated to the beauty that is found in the varied elements of the natural landscape, and how elements of shadowing, reflections, and natural blending of colors, highlights the landscapes we photograph. The finished result is beautiful pieces of photography, found from the daily view individuals have.  The beauty of the soft glow emitted from the sun, the rainbow hues found within sun trajectories, the sparkle of the water, and the sheen found on surrounding greenery and plants all can be easily overlooked.  The photographer's job is to open other's eyes to the magnificent textures and colors found in our everyday world.  Landscape photography can appear as beautiful as the most intricately painted portrait, when the photographer incorporates naturally occurring aspects into their photos.  The end result is something spectacular to view!



Beautiful evening sky
 
 
Endless blue tones of the Caribbean Ocean meet the horizon
 
 
A hidden cove of beauty in Bermuda
 

Golden hour down the street
 
 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

How Friends are Similar to a Bouquet of Flowers

 
 
A beautiful bouquet of flowers is a magnificent gift to receive as it contains a gorgeous medley of intertwined fragrances emitted from the beautifully chosen flowers carefully picked and arranged to create an eye-catching display of complimentary colors!  The various sizes and shapes of the lovely blooms enhance the allure of the bouquet attracting individuals to it and causing them to admire the beauty resulting from this eclectic gathering which somehow creates a magnificent masterpiece of natural beauty when completed.
 
 
How we choose those individuals that become our close friends and confidantes is very similar in the way each flower is carefully chosen to complete an amazing arrangement.  Each person we meet has their own unique aspects that make them beautiful and allow them to stand out from the crowd.  Like flowers, human beings are shaped differently, come in a plethora of hues, and yet when joined together combine to form a beautiful circle of friendship despite their differences.  Much like flowers, we as individuals possess characteristics that mesh beautifully when combined with the right elements found in others. 
 
 

 
The rose for example is regal and resplendent is beauty.  This flower stands out first and foremost when most people view a bouquet.  Likewise each compilation of friends has someone with the ability to light up a room as they enter, causing all eyes to focus on them. This person is usually seen as a leader, someone who includes everyone in their altruistic acts of kindness.  Other individuals are immediately drawn to this person much like  they are drawn to the beauty of a vibrant rose.
 
 

 
Then there are those friends in your circle that are always looking on the positive side of life.  They spread cheer and happiness in their wake.  Everyone gravitates towards these types of individuals because they are like bottled sunshine!  These individuals emulate the cheerful daisies or sunflowers found in a bouquet of flowers.  They exist to bring happiness and hope to others, and their smiling countenance is infectious!
 

 

The exotic, vibrant colors of lilies elicits admiration from viewers, yet these flowers tend to curl their petals as if shying away from the limelight.  Each group of friends includes members that need to be coaxed from their shells in order to be shown their full potential.  These beautiful individuals don't realize how gorgeous they are or flaunt their accomplishments, they prefer to applaud the successes of others around them which makes them inadvertently even more amazing in their friends' eyes. 
 

 

 

There is the unassuming filler flowers that are used to add volume and dimension to the bouquet to round it out and add small bursts of color where needed.  These filler flowers are just as important to the bouquet as the mighty rose. In the circle of close knit friends these are the individuals who are always ready to help out when called upon and never turn a friend in need away.  Their role in the friendship circle is paramount in keeping the peace among the various personalities.  They are intrinsically important as the glue that hold the circle together.  Without them there would be no cohesiveness. 
 
So think of your circle of friends are a beautiful blooming bouquet next time you get together with your friends.  See if you can identify which type of flower each unique personality represents!  Remember, we each have a wealthy of talents to share with one another and that when all of these unique characteristics are combined, we form one magnificent bouquet of friends!
 

 



Friday, July 25, 2014

Nature's Works of Art!


Nature creates for us a kaleidoscope of color on a daily basis with the infusion of blooming buds.  I love witnessing the vibrant petals on the plethora of flowers opening to greet the sun.  Flowers help to brighten the landscape providing needed pops of color .  From the simple wildflower to the exotic lily and all those varieties in between, flowers provide an air of optimism and hope in their appearance.  Nothing makes one feel more cheerful than seeing a sunny sunflower, or a wispy dandelion seed flower to wish upon.  This post is dedicated to the beauty found all around us in nature's colors seen through flowers.  Enjoy these captures and be sure to look for those beautiful palettes of color in your environment!

A regal "knock out" rose

A huge pristine Calla Lily in France

Flower with a lace looking center found in France

Multiple pink hues within one flower

A bright daisy resplendent with water drops on each petal

Wintery white multi layered rose

Macro of a pale pink Gerber daisy center

A unique flower that is colored like a candy corn!
 
I hope that you have enjoyed a few of the many vivid beauties that nature has to offer!  Flowers really do enhance the landscape greatly making it even more pleasant to view.  So next time someone tells you to stop and smell the roses, you'll know why! Have a wonderful weekend my friends! 


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Wonderful World of Water Droplet Photography!



I love to take macro photography captures of water droplets.  Sometimes I get lucky and find some real gems after a rainfall!  This post is dedicated strictly to water droplet photography! Enjoy and be sure to give me your feedback on this post I'd greatly appreciate it! Have a lovely day all!

 

A water droplet looking like a diamond on a leaf.
 
 
Reflecting the vibrant green within the droplets!

Droplets above, below, and to the side of two grass blades!

Multiple drops lining a blade of grass with hair? Grass has hair who knew!

A giant among the masses!
 
This droplet is magnifying the linear lines of this blade of grass like a magnifying lens!

A single droplet suspended on a blade of grass reflecting the environment around it!

A giant drop and many mini me's along a blade of grass!

A pink rose petal covered completely in droplets!

My favorite water droplet capture of all time. Hundreds of droplets suspended in midair on a spider web!
 
This was only a minute sampling of the multitude of water droplet photos I have taken I will save others to share another time! Right now it's time to have dinner! Hope you enjoyed these as much as I enjoyed capturing them! Have a lovely evening my friends!



 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Shows of Splendor!

Writing excerpt about spring beauty accompanied by floral photography! An upbeat read! Enjoy! http://wp.me/p3Tdgy-kd

Friday, March 28, 2014

Healing the Blues Through Photography

Writing excerpt about how to use the beauty of nature to fight the blues.  Includes photos from nature walks taken this week! http://wp.me/p3Tdgy-jV

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Nature's Artwork in the Sky Above!

Photography captures of the kaleidoscope of colors created by a setting sun tonight! Nature's natural works of art! Breathtaking! https://plus.google.com/photos/101639416971452460690/albums/5966009339369191377

Saturday, December 14, 2013