The other day was rainy, and wet. Al’s mom has some tulips here in the yard, and I wanted to get some raindrop shots on the tulip leaves. Raindrops always seem like a miniature world to me.
While I was shooting the raindrops, I looked up at the rose bush and noticed this unexpected beauty.
I was immediately taken with the texture, and soft colors. I looked around and found another bunch of dead rose buds, that had even more color to them. I snipped both branches off, and brought them into the RV so I could photograph them. I have a very old, small beaded bag that I thought would be perfect to photograph with these. I played around with different set ups, angles, and an antique bottle I have.
I then added a couple of texture overlays, and masked out the roses. I have to say, I don’t usually do still life photography, but I was quite pleased with the way this turned out. “Days Gone By” prints available.
This shot has no texture overlay, so it’s a different, cleaner look.
And I was very taken with the texture on these 3 little buds.
Since I haven’t really had anything to photograph lately, I have been playing around with some of last years wild horse photos. I love this one. I call it, “Into the mist” and I have added it to the Mary Hone Photography site. Prints are available in 3 different sizes.
This week is going to be fun, and exciting however. We are taking my two nieces, ages almost 8 and 9, to visit the wild horses. I had promised them when we were here in the fall that we would go when we returned to Utah. So we are having a camping, wild horse, excursion. They are so excited, and I am excited to share the horses with them. It will be a fun couple of days.