Extremes of emotion have been woven through the past 7 weeks! As ever, I escape by taking photographs. These ‘arty’ type shots are from the beautiful bouquet which was sent by the wonderful people at Crown House publishers. The flowers were gorgeous but at the time they were at their best – I was not, so didn’t manage any shots. However, I love the texture of flowers which are at this stage so played happily for a couple of hours this afternoon. Thank you to all x
Friday I lead an assembly at Springwell about raising funds for #Kakuma refugee camp – they have decided to do a #4000milechallenge! This is roughly the distance from their school to the camp in Kenya.
I’m waiting to go to the dentist so trying to occupy my head! I have areal phobia about this. I know it’s not sensible or logical but then phobias never are that’s why they are phobias!! I’m bad tempered and have already snapped at my long suffering husband and drunk 3 cups of coffee. I have work to do but can’t concentrate hence messing with photos!
Yesterday I noticed that the flowers I’d picked from the garden were drooping nicely! You can never actually arrange them as nature itself does. I photographed them on the kitchen windowsill to get the colours from the garden. I called at the local antique centre in the morning and bought a couple of new glass jars – these rae very cheap – they start at 50p but I love adding to my collection of photographic props. I also found an old iSpy wild flowers book! Bargain x
Only an hour to go before the dentist now x
Following an assembly at a primary school in Sheffield http://www.janehewitt.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/sometimes.html we called at Wentworth Garden centre for coffee and a quick wander round the gardens. It was actually very cold to say it’s May (frost on the car this morning). The trees were wonderful colours and the bluebells just appearing.
Busy day today, hospital and doctors as well as work and Skype calls to sort! BUT I promised I would push myself so spent some time with some dried ( i.e dead) flowers – you get so much texture from these!
To get a white background – use natural light – place your flower in front of a window. Buy a sheet of opaque plastic (£3 Paperchase) and use this as a backdrop – this will allow light in but avoid having your garden itself as the background of the images.
Use spot metering.