Posts tagged ‘flower’
This is a rhododendron from my backyard. The thing I love about these flowers is that when in bloom, they appear to be lit from within.
I made this with Sketchbook for the iPad, using this photo. It was one of my first attempts at iPad art, using a photo and tracing over it. I was trying to get that effect of when you are doodling in class with a ball point pen.
Most of my attempts at iPad art involve tracing a photo. As someone who once attended art school many years before, I have never lost that feeling that it is somehow “cheating” to trace a photo. Good thing I’m not being graded on it.
Irises are so interesting to look at close-up. They are certainly nice from far away, or even just at a normal distance. But once you see macro shots of them you start to notice all these little fuzzy things sticking up, and freckle-like patches. This one was just about to fade and droop over before I took this picture.
Sometimes I think I take way too many pictures of flowers. They’re like the low-hanging fruit of photography. I mean how hard is it to take a bad picture of a flower?
Still. I love this picture. The stillness of it, the vibrancy. And by saying I love this picture, it’s not like I can take credit. You use a good camera with a wide open lens, point it at God’s creation, and this is what you get.