Week 53- Capturing Sunshine

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Week 49- Patters on petals

Week 49- Patters on petals

The splash of drops and the clatter of gods claps, whistled through curls to spiral pounding like drums sparking soily fireworks. They twist in the wind to sparkle fun as wellies crack the faces which they hide. Patters on petals as sweet as pear drops capture colours as rich as chocolate but as bright as a sunny day. We should never hide from the rain.

As always i love the colours in this photo, nature is my key focus and it never seems to disappoint. I chose to position the flower to the left to create a large amount of talking space which further highlights the contrasting colours from the background and foreground. My main aim with this photo was to emphasise the raindrops on the petals and leaves as they were so beautiful and delicate. I personally love the rain but it was hard to capture such a small and detailed part of the photo clearly. So i chose to alter my camera settings, darkening the lighting and yet this wrecked the colour. Therefore small amounts of editing was needed. small alterations on the brightness i believe created a better photo. I love it and will be using it in my artwork. Thankyou for reading see you soon.

Week 45- Daisy Chain Dreaming

Week 45- Daisy Chain Dreaming

It beamed happiness of yellow and white of pure. Shone glee as big as the sea with a twinkle that whooshed, like a glistening wave upon shocked rocks. It sang sweet sorrows when the rain dropped fierce and bright ballads when the sun shined bold. For it grew with every raindrop and wallowed in every ray. Soon it will be big, soon it will be strong but it will still be shining its beam of happiness and its white of pure.

This week I wanted to experiment. I took a small and “cute” subject matter so as to see what I could do. I love it, this particular effect is called colour pop, a handy tool on my new phone which allows me to snap those different colours bright and dull. I believe it creates a sense of “young and old” it is the combination of black and greys with whites and greens that really emphasises the past and present in this photo. A contrast subtle yet strong. I personally do not think this needs any Improvements and I would not know where to start either. 😉 but I am always open for suggestions. Thank you for reading! 🙂

Week 27- My Butterfly followers

grandad 441Summer blooms like spring whilst the flutterbys spiral unaware in the sky blue, yellows become oranges spinning into reds along wings and petals to form blues, purples….So many colours like rainbows glistening on crystalised glass and which followed silently on the whisper of wind to dance on your pathways narrowly missing your footsteps. The sun was high, yet the wind light as they blindfolded the sun with their brightly coloured wings as if it were a eclipse only to kill the colourful skies. They became followers to guide with a smile…. the sweetest sickness and yet the highlight of our travels. Our beautiful butterflies. 😉

A holiday can be so easily forgotten when you get home as if in one week vanquishes all memory of what was before to be replaced with the norm. Everything returns to the way it was. Adventures cease. Yet when I returned home I was not only greeted by family or freinds but by the butterflies. Thousands littered my every move like followers guiding my every thought or footstep. A beautiful surprise and so this week i found i had to simply take a photo of these little devils, so many shapes and sizes and colours it was almost irresistable. With their constant movements these creatures became even more mischeivious. It was very hard to focus on a moving object and they seemed to know the tricky trick of moving just before the camera snapped. Although saying that I like this photo. I love how it shows of the butterflies wings which contrast with the yellowy red of the flowers against the blue sky. I also love how every peice of the flower is equally highlighted and clear as i feel that detail breally adds to the pictures compilation. However perhaps as an improvement i would have liked to remove the leaves from the background surrounding the butterfly so as to prevent the audiences focus being drawn away from the butterfly. Thankyou for reading my post again i hope you like it. 🙂

p.s sorry for the small photo i had trouble with the update. 😦

Week 26- Lullaby Lily

Week 26- Lullaby Lily

After getting back from America everything became so well known and relaxed. it was as if The holiday magic had in some ways disapeared.
Blown away with the hot air of death valley evaporated like water would in its sand, Escaped into the trees of the red woods to never be found, and lost in the LA traffic. Yet theres something satisfying about being home. I think after a while you begin to miss the little things. The little characteristics that paints a face or simply a voice. I was glad to be home.

This week I have been helping my grandad with his gardening, well attempting. It seemed once we dug out all the weeds and all the bad spots there was so much beauty uncovered it was like treasure glinting in everyones eyes and so i guess it came to a point where I could no longer fight the urge to grab my camera. 😉 This is my faviorite photo because of its colour and use of reflection. I angled the photo purposely to ensure that you could just see the inside of the lily along with its curved petals. This proved surprisingly difficult as the pond in which it lay was incredibly low so in order to get a good shot i had to bend down considerably. But that did not bother me, this lily is beautiful its colours are rich and deep. The way the algae draws attention to the flowers detail ensenuates the picture and illuminates the lilys colours.  I feel the lilys reflection in the water also aids in drawing focus to the lily as it creates a shadowy silhouette which I love. I placed the lily in the bottom left hand corner of the photo in order to present the lilies petals as outward stratching and to add some clarity to the picture. A wider angle further emphasised the lilies shape and colour aswell as its size which i felt related to my message this week of how looking beyond the bad and ugly parts we can uncover the beauty.  I made no adjustments to the colours intensity or brightness at all, or used photoshop in anyway as i felt it would ruin the flowers look of purity.

Week 14- Blueberrific

Week 14- Blueberrific

I love spring simply because you can’t go anywhere without smelling a sweet breeze or feeling the wind in your hair, the world comes alive with colours and life and it is beautiful…. its showing off really 😉 So this week i sought to my camera and the wonders of spring as my escapism from my MANY exams and like always it never disapoints… I became fascinated with bluebells experimenting with pictures at different angles; above, below, sideways. until I was completely happy. I love this photo because of its colours and detail. Both I cannot take credit for but the subtle light illuminates the parts of the flower to create a beautiful tone and tinted blue shades. I love it! This photo was originally a bit larger but I chose to crop it as I felt the detail of the flowers should be the main focus and less of them would balance the photo and enhance their beauty. Hope you like it! 🙂

Week 13- Fairy different?!

Week 13- Fairy different?!

Now I love seeing the unusual so when taking photos of our brightly coloured tropical bloom and discovering a different sorta sight i was even more intrigued…. I like to ignore reality and see what could be but I will leave this to you! 😉

I chose to centre the unusual creature in the middle of the photograph in order to premote it as the main focus. One of the main reasons why i chose this photo this week was because it is symbolic of spring in its bloomage, the colours are truly beautiful and the flowers are also very detailed. Also I never want to capture the “same” photo again and now this photograph stands out amongst the others 🙂 I really like it I hope you do to!