Sunflowers are my favorite summer flower! Most likely because that is what I used in my wedding. 🙂 Here are some macros of a bouquet I received from a student at work. I love the detail in the center of the blossom.
Macro shots with rain or dew are the best! It’s so great to see nature interacting with itself and the beauty it creates. I feel these photos reflect life and all the fullness thereof. These were also taken in Maine – in Bar Harbor and Pittsfield.
One of my favorite kinds of photography to do is macros of botanicals. I was at the park one afternoon, reading in the shade, and I looked over and saw these two tiny flowers. I proceeded to fill my card with different angles and compositions. I love how such a tiny little blossom can really pop a picture!
Even with all the digital advances of photography, sometimes there’s nothing better than a great black and white print. We’ve come a long way from working with plate glass prints and darkroom chemicals. Yet at the same time, this classic will never go out of style! The texture stands out more, and you see the underlying beauty.
Birmingham, Alabama has the most beautiful, FREE botanical garden tucked away in downtown. Go anytime of year to experience gorgeous gardens, terrific tress, and fabulous flowers. I went in late November, and I’d love to go back again in the spring or summer.