Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Night Photos: 2009 Garden Update #8 (Fun Times Taking Photos in the Garden)

Garden photosIt certainly hasn't been an ordinary summer at my house, and I've already confessed that the garden I normally pamper and fuss over has been sorely neglected this year. But even a relatively unproductive garden can be a real source of pleasure. I recently got a new lens for my camera, and these are just a few random shots I had fun taking. Above is one perfect sunflower, shot in bright sunlight.

Early season watering mishaps have cut down on tomato crops, but there are still a few tomatoes hanging on!

This is looking through the sunflowers and flowers on the edge of my garden towards the deck on the west.

And finally, my very favorite flower is bee balm, which I should have photographed sooner before it lost so many petals, but I love the looks of this flower at every stage.

It was fun hearing from other gardeners about their tomatoes last week. If you have a garden, I'd love to hear what other vegetables or flowers you love to grow.
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7 comments:

  1. I do enjoy garden shots, and I'm a chronic flower photographer. A favorite weekend activity is to stroll the arboretum and take as many close-ups as possible.

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  2. I have, what looks like, the same sunflowers in our garden. I had planned to leave them for the birds this winter, but are you able to get seeds from yours?

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  3. TW, aren't flowers fun to photograph. Such a great natural subject!

    Angela, as far as I know, only the giant sunflowers produce seeds large enough to gather. These are much smaller, like the ones that grow by the side of the road.

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  4. I love the composition on the first one, with the stem going off at a corner. I like little details like that. The back lighting of the petals with the sun just coming through them is a nice touch too!

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  5. Trendude and Chris, thanks for the feedback. I love taking photos like this, just to see what I can come up with!

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  6. Impressive flowers pics you get good light.

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