Phoneography: Nature’s beauty

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Good morning from another sunny Hastings day.

Another month has gone by and we are back to nature photography for Sally’s challenge:

We have such a lovely show of these deep purple irises at the moment and I can’t take enough photos of them.  These I took just as I got up this morning as the light was more muted.  Now as I look out the light is much stronger now.

Iris 1 (486x640)

Iris (640x486)

Edited with GIMP and Photoscape.

It is a big day for me.  My big teenage son has his leavers dinner tonight and finishes school on Thursday.  He just has to complete his final exams and then he is free.  He turns 18 in January and has been accepted at our local community college – EIT to do a degree in computer systems.  I am so proud of him getting this far and has done so well, considering he has dyslexia and had received no help at all at his high school.

Thanks for visiting.



16 thoughts on “Phoneography: Nature’s beauty”

  1. Congratulations to you and your son. How well he is done. This determination and resilience will stand him in good stead when he enters the workforce. They need motivated people like him! The Irises are gorgeous, and the last photo really stunning. That was the one with the edits from the apps? The first one shows up plenty of details and is still note-worthy. I do understand about the light, as now that it is summer here ( which it is most of the year), everything in nature is bleached by the intensity of the sun and one almost has to increase the saturation in the colours of our photographs. I noticed that I did not have to do that in a Scandinavian summer, no matter how clear the sky. Interesting comparison.
    Enjoy your day/evening, Raewyn


    1. Thanks. I am very proud of my son. As parents we had to write letters to our sons to tell them how proud we are of them, and to wish them all the best in the future for school. I hope he will keep his letter. If not, it is still on my computer. 😍


  2. First of all, congratulations to your son! What an accomplishment! Secondly, I love irises, so I greatly enjoyed your beautiful photos. So much fun to be able to see spring photos while in autumn. 🙂



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