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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!

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!

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
 
 

A Fun Blog Quiz Link!


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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.



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!
 

 



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Varying Perspectives - a Chastushka styled poem



Today I wanted to share a different form of poetry known as a Chastushka where the end rhymes of the first and third line rhyme with each other and the second and fourth line end rhymes rhyme.  This poem is only four lines in total and usually about a subject in nature.  The final line in a Chastushka is written to make the reader think about the poem overall.


Varying Perspectives
By: Jennifer Roche
Photography By: Jennifer Roche
 
 
 
 
 
Silently studying birds alighting upon the pavement
my gaze is met by a feathered friend who cocks his head
our eyes lock in an intense gaze, opponents sizing up the competition
the question on my mind is am I observing him, or is he watching me?
 
 
 
Now that's something to ponder next time a bird glances your way!  Hope this Chastushka poem intrigued you somewhat and if you enjoyed it or have comments please rate the post or comment on this piece!  Have a lovely day all!
 



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