Last week one of them bloomed in my parents’ garden. I decided to take some photos – reluctantly. The reason is that I tried last year to photograph the flower and I didn’t like the pictures. Maybe I wanted something different… But I think now I found what I was looking for. Close up shots, different angles and more creativity! I was satisfied with the result!
Some information about the Bird of Paradise flower
The bird of paradise is one of the most beautiful exotic flowers, native to South Africa. They bloom from September through May.
A common name of the genus Strelitzia, is bird of paradise flower/plant, because of a resemblance of its flowers to birds of paradise. The genus is named after the Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, birthplace of Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom.
In South Africa it is commonly known as a crane flower and is featured on the reverse of the 50 cent coin. It is also the floral emblem of the City of Los Angeles. (source: Wikipedia)
This rock was my subject. Not that interesting? If you go closer you may reconsider.
When I was shooting that rock people were looking at me a little weird. It was located in front of the shopping mall Central in Bratislava, so you can imagine that there were a lot of people passing through. At one point, a man approached me and tried to see what I was shooting at with so much interest and passion. After a moment of concentration and study he told me that it looked like a meteorite.
Close up photography is very fascinating and creative. By moving in closer you see the subject from a different perspective. The subject is isolated, the background is out of focus, new details appear and the result is magical and unique.
Capturing a close up shot from the plants on the rock above was a great and rewarding result.
The turning of the season is always a great opportunity to capture the change of the surroundings.
Autumn marks the transition from summer to winter. One of its main features is the shedding of leaves from deciduous trees and plants. The leaves are changing colors and become yellow, orange, red and brown.
Red, yellow, orange and brown leaves are blending all together and create a colorful veil, which is embracing the earth and transforms the surroundings into a spectacular view.
All you have to do is find the word that connects the pictures – a common word!
Did you find it? What is the word?
Pairs! That’s correct.
This is nothing more than a long-term project of mine in photography. I set a goal to find and shoot anything in pairs and make an archive. It is not easy finding objects that are in a pair, so I always keep that in mind whenever I go out with my camera.
Once upon a time there was a couple – a man & a woman – and they had each other… After a long time they became three and they had you! Now they have Everything!!!
“A New Baby is like the beginning of all things: wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities”
– Eda J. Leshan
A new baby girl came to our lives and we are truly happy. That is the reason of my long absence from writing posts! As a new mother I needed time to adjust and spend a lot of time with my newborn baby.