As The Flowers Bloom

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© Andrea Petersen
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Behold we count them happy which endure...James 5: 11

Starting now to bloom
Are the purple Delphiniums
To join the Columbines.
There is still more room
For the lilies to come...

Some annuals died
From the cold winter kill....
But these flowers survived
Blessed with a strong will.
Poetry by me AJP

I am happy to see the delphiniums made it after our severe winter but only in the shade of purple which is my favorite color:) The flowers that did survive are late this year. I never realized how challenging it is to do a natural self portrait posing with flowers that are just starting to bloom. I don't want it to look contrived nor do I want to be the main focal point of the portrait to over power the flowers. Self portraits are difficult and I usually end up deleting more than I keep.

I had my tripod set on a higher level of the ground which in turn made me look shorter than I
am but I wanted to get the full length of the flowers on this wider angle...there is always something to learn what not to do, and what to do when shooting self portraits...although I have done many self portraits through the JPG photo diary series I will be the first to admit I am not perfect at it....but if I ever get as far as perfection then it is time to hang it up:)

In the As the flowers bloom photo essay.

6 responses

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (24 Jun 2013):

    You are doing well with the self portraits and the flowers, you do not look contrived or the main focal point. I look forward to seeing your photo essay to commemorate your last year of being in your 60's.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (24 Jun 2013):

    Most excellent! These all look so casual, yet artistic.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (24 Jun 2013):

    I agree with Don. Most artistic shot

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (24 Jun 2013):

    beautiful shot! i'd say you're are well on your way to that essay. love that your blouse matches the flowers.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (25 Jun 2013):

    Love this!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (27 Jun 2013):

    Your flower garden looks so beautiful and it looks like you`re on your way to pick a few. A very lovely s/p.. looking forward to your essay!

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