Day 29 of 366: Gentle Petals

The first day I really struggled. I suppose it had to hit me sooner or later. Busy with the tax return, it was very hard to focus on photography – mind, heart or even the camera.

I thought I would save some time by not going out and taking some close up pictures of a flower bouquet. I didn’t realise how wrong I was. Not only did I not save any time, but I also didn’t enjoy it. My heart wasn’t in it. I tried and tried, I tried different techniques, even ICM, but didn’t like any of the results. I finally settled for this detail. Probably the best of the bunch. Literally and metaphorically…

Not my finest hour, but it is a picture of that day to remind me not to take shortcuts, and get out, get some fresh air, forget about tax returns and other duties. Relax and have fun. That’s what it is all about, not just about taking a picture for the sake of taking it.

Gentle Petals

“In the beginning we start with roses. The king’s flower right? Only they wilt in less than a day, especially when exposed to the elements. But Carnations? Oh, what a beautiful flower. They come in every colour. True, some are painted, but that doesn’t mean they are less beautiful, and they never wilt.”

Ruth McLeod-Kearns

Carnations Never Wilt