Getting close up to flowers with my macro lens can be dangerous, particularly when there are bees around, but I managed to avoid the bees on this rose. The depth of colour in the centre and the delicacy of the outer petals initially drew my attention. And then I noticed the water droplets from the recent rain. So much beauty in one single flower.
This was taken at the Castlemaine Botanic Gardens where the roses were so tall I couldn’t reach most of them.
Minimalist Friday. It’s the end of the work week for me – well, that’s not actually true now that I think about it. I’ve just started teaching at UTAS again (great big YAY going on inside my head right now) – just one online unit, let’s not get too excited (although I really am) – and as anyone who has taught or studied online knows, there really aren’t any days off.
So I’ll start again … Minimalist Friday. It’s the end of the week and this is what I’m looking forward to over the weekend. Minimalism. A line here, a shadow there … that will be enough for me.
Looking back at my early work has allowed me to reconnect with the elements of photography I enjoy the most, and has allowed me to find the excitement in creating images … an excitement I haven’t felt in a while. Stay tuned for new images. In the meantime, here’s an example of my early work when I was still new to photography.