Monday, February 8, 2010

Spring is Here... Kind Of

Yesterday, I got a taste of Spring... and I loved it.

I went on a photowalk with several other local photographers to Wickman's Gardens in Springfield. We had free reign to take photographs in the greenhouses and the gift shops. Of course, I was drawn instantly to the beautiful flowers.

I love photographing flowers. They are so naturally delicate, and in the right setting and with the proper lighting, you can create artwork from them. Taking flower photos at a greenhouse is magical, because the greenhouse acts as a natural softbox, letting in soft, diffused light for perfect pictures.

The photo below is SOOC (straight-out-of-camera), meaning it is unedited... and lovely just the way it is! I love how the colors blend into each other, just like a beautiful oil painting. The vibrancy of the pink tulip makes me crave Spring even more.

Hope you love this one as much as I do!

More photos will be coming soon. I unfortunately have to clean off my laptop's hard drive again... I can't even open Photoshop right now because the HD is full. Organizing photos on my computer is one of my least favorite things in the entire world. This year, I vow not to let the hard drive gremlins steal my joy. Back off, gremlins!


  1. Spring yesterday...snow today...ugh!

    Love this picture!! I'm such a sucker for flowers!!

  2. Thanks, Melissa! There will be more flower pictures coming soon, trust me!