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Wishing I had more time for photography…

As I look back through my photo archives I realize how much I miss taking photos on a daily basis. It was like a daily exercise, but exercising my creativity and mind. But with so much juggling going on right now between real estate and innkeeping, something had to be put on the back burner and photography it was. So I just wanted to post a few of my favorite flower photos, just something about the natural lighting and  Mother Nature’s detail…


Playing with natural light

Orchids are among my favorite flower but most interesting to photograph. There are so many intricate parts on which to focus, always a challenge!


Got Bokeh?!

This is the Rosa Rugosa bush (flowers not present in this photo) and the red bud you see are rose hipsBokeh is a photographic term for the desired quality of the blurred section of a photograph (the highlighted out of focus circles)


Flower Photography – it’s all in the lighting and depth of field…

Here are four completely different examples of various lighting and depth of field that I just love to play with!


Black and White Photography…

this shot takes me back to my college days when I used to develop and print my own photography!


A Vivid Fuchsia Peony


The Stunning Cereus Plant in Bloom

My friend Kate gave me a cutting of this plant from hers which was hitting the ceiling in her dining room. This is the first bloom – it’s about 7 inches in diameter and smells incredible!


After the pedals drop…


I’m on a Georgia O’Keefe inspired flower photo kick…


Up close and personal with a Phalaenopsis orchid…


The Peony…


Caught an inchworm on a flower…pure luck…

taken with my new Canon 70-200L IS II…


More Flowers…

these were in the garden at one of my listings, The Riverside Inn in East Machias, Maine


the pale pink Maine Lupine…


A Vivid Fuchsia Clematis…


Another gorgeous Iris, in white, purple and apricot…


The Wild Rugosa Rose

Many visitors to Maine often wonder what flower or species of rose this is – it’s the Rugosa Rose and originated in Asia. The small, cherry tomato-like buds are Rose Hips, which are actually a fruit. The rose petals do not grow from these hips as many would suspect and often they appear on the plant simultaneously. They can be found all over Maine.


Soft Focus Peony…this is just one beautiful flower.


A Peony in color fading to black and white…


The Beautiful Peony…


A gorgeous purple Iris…


I like the fine texture of the tulip petal…


Photo Album of the Morning: the amazing details of an orchid…

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