Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Glow of Flowers

 

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There is a certain part of the day where everything in the garden takes on a golden glow.  Photographers call these times at the end of the day the Golden Hour.  This is one of the best times to take photographs. The other best time is first thing in the morning.   My Iris have begun to bloom.  These two are new plantings from purchases I made last year at the garden sales.  Also the alliums are just beginning to open and in another couple of days they will be love orbs of purple.  My photo art to day is just a simple collage to show off these beauties.

I am joining Pixel Dust Photo Art for Photo Art Friday.   In Canada we are having a long weekend casually called the 2-4 weekend and the beginning of camping, cottage or bbq season.    Hope you have a wonderful one. 

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22 comments:

Kaylene said...

beautiful composition.

Marydon said...

Gorgeous iris & allium, Valrie. I posted all of mine a few days ago. Love to take pic first thing in the morning.

TTFN ~
Have a beautiful day ~
Hugs,
Marydon

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Val, I love taking photos during the golden hour. Fabulous iris, especially the purple and gold. Have a great long weekend. hugs Jen.

Linda Kittmer said...

Lovely storyboard.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos and collage!

Bonnie said...

Your iris are beautiful Valerie. Love how you have given each image in your collage a drop shadow. It really adds dimension to the whole, beautiful composition. So happy you have joined us at Photo Art Friday!

PrairieJill said...

Beautiful images and great mosaic. Hope you have a good long weekend, too!

Heather said...

Lovely pictures for a Friday morning. Hope you have a terrific long weekend - the weather forecast looks awesome.

Jeanne said...

Love your photos captured in the golden hour! What a great thing to have a weekend celebrating the start of the "fun season"

Ruth said...

Lovely images, they look great as a mosaic...so, you do need sun to have a golden hour...trying to remember what that's like ;) Hope you have a great weekend.

Janet said...

Beautiful shots and collage! Loving the Alium!
Happy Victoria Day weekend!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

The golden hour is a very special time, and occasionally there is a extra golden day that happens. The light just looks....different. Those are the days to make sure that you get outside with the camera no matter what.

Rare, and beautiful.

Love your flowers.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Ida said...

Such a lovely collage showing off your flowers. I love Irises.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful collage!

NatureFootstep said...

golden hour is a good name for that time of the day. :) You flowers look good in the late light. :)

momphotographer said...

season for Irises is almost over here but I was able to get some nice shots of them this year :)
your pictures are gorgeous !

The Artful Diva said...

Oh how I miss iris. Too hot to grow here.

Leovi said...

Beautiful flowers with delicious colors, exquisite spring. Greetings.

ormbunke said...

Underbara Iris du visar. Ha de gott

Kathy said...

Gorgeous flowers and great shots. Thank you for sharing.

Kathy

Lorrie said...

It's fun to add something new to the garden, isn't it? Love your photos.

I hope you're having a great Victoria Day weekend. It's only 1/3 over - yippee!

Deborah said...

great photo, great presentation!