Poppy Fields and Memories

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IT. HAS. BEEN. A. WHILE.

Have I been keeping up with the r/WeeklyPhotos 52 week challenge?

No. Because I suck. And I barely have time to do extracurricular activities outside of my work/gym, in truth. However, I am determined to catch up, so stayed tuned.

In order to balance out my schedule, I took the day off from the gym today and I had some time to shoot flowers around the house.¬†Our gigantic rose bush is in bloom right now, but tonight I’m going to share my favorite photo of the poppies in our front garden.

My earliest memories of poppies hark back to summers in the country side of Romania. Our next door neighbors’ backyard was FILLED with poppies and toward the end of summer, their youngest daughter Maria and I would pick the dried pods and eat poppy seeds like they were candy.

I recall everyone telling me not to eat too much because it would make me fall asleep. But while Maria did pass the fuck out, I would be totally energized. They have the same effect to this day. These poppies, however, are nothing like the tennis ball sized beasts that grew as tall as my 5 year old self.

They’re gorgeous nonetheless, so please enjoy and come back for more photos soon! It’s flower season!

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A Taste of Spring

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I should have posted these about a couple months ago but instead of complaining about that, I’m just going to casually drop the goods for y’all.

Here’s some more flowers from late spring this year.

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Flames

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I went MIA for nearly two weeks in the middle of some great photos…don’t ask me why, even I don’t know.

Anyway, I’m back with a continuation! This is definitely one of my favorite new photos that I’ve taken. Enough that I decided to stick it on the back of my new business cards! The colors look even better printed out. The blues are deeper and more vibrant which makes the oranges really pop out.

This is the perfect example of what I was talking about in an earlier post about focusing on contrasting colors in my recent pieces.

Hope you enjoy!

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P.S. Check out my new cards!

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Lavender Bells

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Another day, another flower.

This is one of the photos that I was really excited about and decided to get it printed as an 8×10. It looks even better in real life than it does on screen. The lavender’s pop, the bluey-greens balance them out, and there’s an overall calming effect when you look at it.

In editing, I made sure to amp up the glowing lavender of the petals and balance them out with cool greens. I love the final result.

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Opposites

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Remember that little snippet a few days ago when I said I started to intentionally photograph flowers with contrasting backgrounds? This is one of those examples.

I have another one, in the same thread (poppies) coming up later that I like even more, but I enjoyed the gentle way of life this one conveys.

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