My mother is a great gardener and every year our yard bursts with colors. I try to capture the beauty and all of my moms hard work in my pictures. One year I thought of a way to make my flower portraits better. I will tell you how in this article.
Along the side of our pool area my mom has a railroad tie flower bed. This is my favorite one of all her gardens. I think it is the most natural looking one. The ties are very old and moss is starting to grow out of the ties witch I think looks even better. At the end of this flower bed there is a little bush that I just love. It's the first plant in our yard to bloom when spring comes. There are hundreds of tiny pink flowers that come out on it.
Nikon Cool Pix Camera on me so I held up the branch of flowers in front of my camera. I could see the pink flowers up close and in the background was the bush, the rail road ties and the inside of our pool area which was covered in phlox. Phlox are a ground cover type of plant that when in bloom are covered with tiny flowers. The sun was setting when I was taking that picture so I also used that branch of flowers to hide the glare. The sun lit up the flowers and made my picture glow.
I am so excited to apply this method to my flower pictures this year. Now I have my brand new camera and cant hardly wait to try it out on my mothers flowers. I must have gotten a little impairment because I went out and bought some colorful flowers from the grocery store a few weeks ago and stuck them out in the snow. We have about four feet of snow out there right now so I couldn't get to our backyard so I had to take the pictures in the driveway. I think the people driving by and my next door neighbors thought that I was crazy but I didn't care I wanted my picture. I took this picture with my Nikon D90, It is a GREAT camera. The white of the snow made the flowers look even brighter. One day I am going to get even nicer flower like a red rose to stick in the snow. But I'll wait until at least a foot or two of snow melts so that I can out to get a better back drop for my next picture.