365-97 I prefer to be artsier

My last few photos have been a little dull and gloomy, so I’m going the traditional spring flowers route for a slight change. These are pretty straightforward shots of pretty ordinary flowers so I apologize for that. I like to take my time when shooting flowers to come up with an artful approach to the shot. These were shot at a local business that has a garden beside the building. As I said in past posts, spring is a little slow coming this year so there were just a few early blooming flowers to shoot. I was limited by a fence to how close I could get so that’s why I couldn’t try different takes. I do see potential in the hyacinths for a good shot so I’m going to keep my eye out for some to shoot later. For my 365 photo, I did add a touch of orton effect in processing to jazz it up a little, though the out of camera jpeg was decent on its own. Spring No. 2 shot with a DA55-330 and Spring No.3 was shot with my Super-Takumar 50mm. I decided to try a square crop on the B&W shot because of the single flower subject.

Spring No.2

© David Guidas


  One thought on “365-97 I prefer to be artsier

  1. April 8, 2011 at 12:06 am

    I love these! The first shot looks otherworldly with the magnificent glow of the flowers, and the second one is beautiful in its simplicity. Great shots!

    • April 8, 2011 at 12:47 pm

      Thank you so much for visiting. I like the second one also, I’m a big fan of simplicity.

  2. Nathan Stitt
    April 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    I like square shots for flowers. When my photography interest was rekindled last summer it was due to a couple of macro shots I had taken. You can see them here:


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