Still Learning To See

Another lovely pair of flowers

I’ll show another pair of photographs of flowers in the upcoming show at the Governor’s Gallery. I made both of these from bouquets of flowers I purchased to brighten winter days. Being able to work with a good bit of control over lighting and background, without wind and cold, is a delight. I also find I take more time to actually look and see the flowers than I usually do when working outside.

DCF 1.0The Parrot Tulip was nearly a week old when I made this photograph. By then it had drooped over and the colors had mellowed. Many who have seen this image elsewhere are not sure whether they are looking at a plant or feather or “what is it?”

DCF 1.0The Lily is simply a joy, the lines and subtle greens, the softness. I can tell you the January day I made this photograph was transformed by this gorgeous flower.

This pair of flower images will hang together on one of the Gallery walls. I’ll enjoy seeing them together and remembering the days I made them as the Vermont winter carried on.

This entry was published on June 27, 2014 at 7:34 am. It’s filed under Flowers, John Snell, Photograph, Vermont, Winter and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Another lovely pair of flowers


  2. Deborah Leu on said:

    Gorgeous – there’s a real challenge in getting a good flower shot I think. You’d think a good photo would be easy since flowers are so beautiful. But it’s harder than it looks.

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