After a brutal winter, I get excited about spring. It starts to get warm, beautiful clouds and you begin to see all the flowers waking up from the long winter. Now I don’t actually walk around looking for flowers to photograph but if I do see some in my paths I do take time to photograph them because they’re just plain beautiful.
If I had to pick a favorite it would be the tulips. So many bright, cheerful colors at all times. The sad thing is that they don’t last too long so you have to be ready to photograph them when the time comes.
There’s a small park in Manassas where I go to get my thrill of tulips. Not much is there but enough to satisfy me. This year we have had so much rain with wind I was surprised they lasted as long as they did. But as the tulips were slowly fading away I decided to go back to see what was left…and it wasn’t much. I decided to focus on what was left with the leaves. And lets’s be real – how many of us do we actually show love to the leaves? 🤷🏾♀️ They all were interesting on how they were laying, twisted and bent. The sun was coming in and out of the clouds so I was trying to captured them at the right time. Not only dealing with the sun, it was also where they were and figuring out how to get to them.
Next time you’re all excited to photograph some flowers, you get there and not too much left? Focus on what’s left and create. 😁
Gear used: Fujifilm X-T30, Fujifilm XF60mm F2.4 R macro lens.
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HAPPY SHOOTING!! 😊😊