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Showing posts with label photographers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label photographers. 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!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Yellow = Happiness

Sunny colored flowers soak up sun

The color yellow always seems to brighten up a dreary day just by the sight of the sunny hue.  Yellow adds a lightness, a sense of positivity, when one feels down.  How can a color possibly improve your mood?  I challenge you to look at a photo of a field of sunflowers and not relax at the sight.  Yellow encourages our brains to produce feel good endorphins which flood our bodies giving the sensation of happiness if only for a short time.


Cheerful pompom shaped flowers capture the eye

Perhaps the correlation between the color yellow and the brilliant sunshine have something to do with the happiness we feel upon spying objects colored completely in yellow.  Sunny days bring the opportunity to venture outdoors, enjoying activities only able to be performed outside.  When we see the bright sun shining high in the sky, we know we can venture outdoors to the limitless horizon.  We feel free and unhindered by the shackles of daily life.  So therefore the connection between the radiant sun and our sense of freedom goes hand and hand with one another.


Golden yellow sunshine glows from the sun's core

The hue of yellow brings to mind smilely faces, and bright moments in life.  Yellow is a shade that should be celebrated! I have included a poem about the positive aspects of the color that I chose to include here.

YELLOW IS MY MOOD

Happiness fills my heart with joy
dark clouds scatter away
sapphire sky shines brilliantly
sun appears to light the day

Opening the door to blinding light
cast from beams above
cautiously venturing out of doors
pursuing activities I love 

Light winds slightly bend flower heads
as if clamoring for attention
I construct a garland of dandelions
curling stems with intense definition

Sitting amongst yellow blossoms
helps improve my attitude
sunny flowers born from Earth are why
yellow is my favorite mood.

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!





Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Life Isn't Black & White But Photos Are!

"Not everything is black or white".  You may have heard this phrase repeatedly throughout your lifetime.  Basically it was used to point out that there isn't always a definitive solution to every situation in life.  However in photography the incorporation of black and white photography produces additional details not initially seen by the eye.  I feel black and white photography is an effective tool to enhance shadows, highlight outlines in patterns, and bring to light elements of a scene or aspects of an object that may be overlooked. 

I present for example the first photo of benches lining the boardwalk.  The use of black and white photography allows the lines in the grain of the wood in the boardwalk to become intensified.  It captures the shadowy outlines cast by the benches, as well as shadows of objects not visible in the capture, thus adding to the viewer's visual experience.  The capture of shadows of unseen elements allows the viewer to envision the scene for themselves, creating pictures of what the additional objects must look like.  In a way black and white photography is the "imagination filter of photography". Writers use the words on a page to form a vision of the scene for the reader through descriptive imagery.  Photographers using black and white images do the same through reflections and shadows. 
The viewer must imagine the colors possible in a black and white capture.  In this way writers and photographers using black and white film captures are similar. 

A boardwalk gets enhanced in black and white

Linear lines in flower petals get enhanced

Black and white photography also ready brings out all the fine linear lines in a flower's petal creating an intense initial impact.  The delicate beauty of the shape, natural lines, and intricate details of flowers become clear and stand out as a result of using black and white photography.  The overall final effect is very dramatic and creates an artistic look for flower captures that wows your viewers.


Delicate petal outlines are highlighted

The sheer beauty created through the use of black and white photography is lovely to view.  The added bonus of the enhanced shadowy effects and artistic nature of these types of photos make the use of black and white photography something to consider when trying to evoke the viewer's imagination!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Day Begins and Ends with Colors By:Jennifer L Roche


 
 
 
Sunrise casts a golden glow, announcing its approach
shades of  blue intermingle amongst radiant rays
pristine puffs of white pepper the morning sky scape
Earth awakens to a kaleidoscope colored haze
 
 
Brilliant brightness is emitted from sun's central core
trajectories span splendidly through sapphire skies
enhancing landscape with prismatic precision
lessening in number as shadows arise
 
 
Shadowy silhouettes lengthen as sunset begins
pastel hues recede, darkness deepens sky's shades
vibrant hues expand encroaching upon the light
creating curls of color that fall in cascades
 
 
Sun sinks slowly into horizon's waiting arms
confident sunset will usurp its position
content to bide its time until morning light breaks
admiring the evening sunset composition
 
 
 
 
 Text Copyright: Rainbows of Happiness LLC 2014
Image Copyright: Rainbows of Happiness LLC 2014
 
The words and images appearing on this blog may not be copied, altered, reproduced, or distributed without the consent of the original artist.



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!



 

Flowing Free

 
 
Flowing Free
(a poem on the beauty of fountains)
By Jennifer Roche
Image Photographed By: Jennifer Roche
 
 
 
Rippling ribbons of watery mist spring skyward
flowing paths rapidly rush towards freedom
 
Angled arches of liquid architecture
burst forth from intricately carved stone statues

Standing pools shimmer iridescent in day's light
producing spectrums of captivating color

Twinkling tendrils of sunlit speckled beauty
dance daintily along water's serene surface

Miniature stars stunningly enhance this show of splendor
peppering water with illuminated images

Momentary glimpses of surrounding scenery emerge
dissipating as droplets rain mercilessly down from above

Scenes disappear discreetly, eternally lost
among churning waves from the free flowing fountain
 
 


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

Monday, April 7, 2014

Smile Baby Smile!

What makes me smile when I'm down? My cat of 12 yrs! Excerpt on smiling complete with cute cat captures! :-) http://wp.me/p3Tdgy-k7

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