Dandelions have long been regarded as pests. I’m captivated by them and would rather a field of dandelions than have the Gardener come and mow them. I’ve been working on this portfolio for a couple of years and while researching discovered a poem
Deep in the blue sky,
‘like pebbles at the bottom of the sea ,
lie the stars invisible in daylight,
until night comes ,
You can’t see them , but they are still there .
Unseen things are still there
The withered , seedless dandelion,
hidden in the cracks of the roof tile
wait silently for spring,
their strong roots unseen,
you can’t see them , but they are still there ,
Unseen things are still there. -Misuzu Kaneko
The poem unifies the photos , the shadows and darkness and out of focus suggest that unseen things are still there .
I was considering using this for inspired as I love land art and am inspired by so many artist particularly Ana Mendieta .
I specifically asked the gardener to not mow this section of clover as I wanted to so some creating . It didn’t turned out how i had envisioned so did some more macro.
Day 13 of 30 Day Photography Challenge.
Today I went up to Arthurs Seat looking for Mushrooms to photograph with my new macro extension Tubes attached to the lensbaby. There wasn’t a great deal though i did find a little patch of these mushys.
They were tiny. i’ll share more for Macro Monday.
All the best
Day 12 of 30 day Photography Challenge
Today I received macro extension tubes in the mail. I was so excited to try them out. I attached my lensbaby lens to them and experimented and was truly amazed at the results. I’ve never been one for closeup photography though this has really opened a whole new world. The detail in objects is truly amazing and i think a post solely devoted to this new equipment and photos is needed.
When i got home it was raining so a wander in the garden in between rain showers. I could probably count on my hands the amount of time i’ve photographed flowers. I find them beautiful they just don’t challenge me creatively, unless you try and capture them through a rain drop which I attempted though failed. This flower however fascinated me not sure what it is. Lots of bokeh and a tiny bit of focus to satisfy my creativity.