Monday, May 31, 2010
A Fricking Sunflower
God has a sense of humor.
Aardvarks, for example. Or the fact that I keep winding up in places where the only logical attraction is...flowers.
We wound up in gardens on a day trip to Calgary and on the Kelby Photo Walk, we wound up in gardens again.
Whatcha gonna do? If you're me, you start off looking everywhere else for anything else.
Then you take pictures of that "anything" knowing full well that the images are going to be 100% crap...but you stay stubborn and shoot anyway.
It's not like I hate flower pictures. I'm just indifferent to most of them. I look and say "aha...a flower. Oooo."
Then, having saved face, you sigh and turn your attention back to the fricking flowers.
It was a wonderful day: perfect weather. Nice people (photographers of all sizes and experience levels) too.
This flower simply wouldn't cooperate. I wanted to make an HDR exposure and it kept moving in the wind.
"Let me hold that for you," said Lady Caroline (who is brand new to flickr. Her stuff is here: www.flickr.com/photos/capturingmemoriesandmagic/) who bustled up, took the flower in a death grip and waited patiently for me to finish shooting.
We got to talking. Carolyn has just retired and she's getting serious about photography.
She has a bag full of gadgets that made Sheree go "oooo" and "ahhhh."
Carolyn also has a patient husband who follows her around carrying her tripod.
Why not pop by her site and welcome her to flickr? She's a nice person.
In the meantime here's another fricking flower. Tuh Dum.