Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Carnation Petals



Carnation petals

I am taking a course offered by Susannah Conway called Photo Meditations at the moment.   I need to develop my photograph style and she gives great lessons on how to look at different aspects as we take pictures such as lines, texture, colour, shapes. This week she asked us to take our camera and focus on one thing as a muse and just take pictures of that muse in all kinds of ways looking at every angle of it.   I had purchased some carnations to cheer me up because I had been housebound for a couple of weeks. So, the carnations became my muse this morning.   This photo was shot with my lensbaby lens.  I love how you can change the sweetspot (the focus) and get those soft and shallow depth of field.  The petals of the carnation are the focus and they are so pretty and delicate.   You might try this idea with your own camera.  

I am joining Lisa Gordon for the Creative Exchange.   If you need inspiration of photos this is the place to look.  Wonderful pictures.    Have a great day.   Valerie6051131417_4ebef160c1_m


lisa said...

Oh my goodness Valerie, this is gorgeous!!!
I hope you are enjoying Susannah's course. I wanted to take this one this time around, but was not able to sign into it, and then when I was able to, it was full. :-( Next time it is offered for sure!

Isn't the Lensbaby just the greatest little invention? I love mine!

Thank you so much for sharing at The Creative Exchange today.

Have a great day!


Karen said...

Wonderful photos, always so much fun and interesting to learn new techniques.

Kristy said...

Beautiful Valeria, it needs no editing with a shot like that!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very beautiful! I'm finding myself just staring at it! ♥

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow Val. Stunning shot.

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Great shot! Carnations are not as highly regarded as roses, but I love them just the same! I especially like it when they have that sweet, spicy scent.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

gorgeous, really gorgeous shot!

you're so creative.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous. That lens really sounds interesting, and so does that photography class. Whatever you are doing is working.


Lui said...

I think you are going to be good at it if not better ;-)

CameraCruise said...

Gorgeous shot!
I have to check that lens.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Gorgeous! Love your focus here.

Georgianna said...

Hi Val, I'm so pleased to see what you're creating with the Lensbaby! It's not easy to learn but you've got it. Beautiful image. – g