08 February 2016
I. Taken with Camera+
II. Taken with Camera+ and Snapseed
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“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” ― The Secret Garden
Ode to White Lily:
Trace the lines of spiritual revelation. Glance silence. Brush sensation. Move inward.
Racing heart, sees brilliance. Determining a forever journey.
Notice. Be attentive. While piercing the actual, plunge into the possible. ~~ Sally W. Donatello
In the Lens section are my interpretations of the white lily–a lily often seen at the world-renown Longwood Gardens. Recently, on a blustery and wintry day that kept most people inside, my grandson and I were in our element strolling through the horticultural center’s conservatory.
The staff was busily preparing for the Orchid Extravaganza, which now fills their exhibition spaces. Orchids are seen in every imaginable way, including orbs that hang overhead and court attention. If you are traveling to the area (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA), the extravaganza runs until 27 March. Click here for to go the gardens’ homepage.
I found myself charged with showing the white lily’s audacious interior. The center of its blooms are notoriously simple, and yet eloquently expressive. They are on constant duty to lure small creatures and humans to help spread their self-worth. I’ve posted two versions. The second has less detail and is a bit more abstract, but nevertheless recognizable.
Tip of the Day:
It’s macro week, which asks us to accomplish one of the most challenging feats for a Smartphone. There are so many hints to help accomplish those close-up and details usually not noticed by the naked eye. “We’re” told: not to use the zoom, be aware of lighting, use a tripod, get an add-on lens, and more. I found an article that summarizes suggestions to create an acceptable macro image, but it also has additional information that can be helpful. Jack Hollingworth’s How to Shoot Close-Up and Macro Photography with Your iPhone (2014) is worth the perusal (click here to view it). Hollingsworth’s gives a wealth of ideas to inspire your journey into macro photography. His points can be adapted to any Smartphone. Hope that you visit his site.
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As always I welcome comments about this post or any part of my blog. My photographs for the mobile photography challenge are taken with an iPhone 6.
If you’d like to join this Mobile Photography Challenge, please click here for details and history of the challenge. If you have any questions, please contact me. Below is a reminder of the monthly schedule with themes for upcoming challenges:
1st Monday: Nature.
2nd Monday: Macro.
3rd Monday: Black and White.
4th Monday Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Panorama, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).
5th Monday: Editing and Processing with Various Apps Using Themes from the Fourth Week.