Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Abandoned or Alone

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Good morning from a warm and muggy Hastings day.

Cee from Cee’s Photography has asked us for our abandoned or alone photos.  I tend not to take photos of people, only at Art Deco Weekend or the Blossom Parade.  But I do like taking photos of flowers that are half dead.  Such as this one.

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But my favourite photos are of roses.  It is funny but at my painting class we were discussing the number of flowers to make a harmonious image.  This means that two or four is not a good number, one or three objects in a triangle is better.  So I do have a lot of photos of solo roses, especially buds. This one was taken by St Matthew’s Church in the CBD.

 This top photo was taken at Frimley Rose Garden.  I just thought this gerbera was so much more interesting when it looks weather beaten and down trodden.  I am reading The Hunger Games at the moment and this fits right into that book.

I won’t be able to check your posts until later today.  I have my Social Snappers group.  We are going to the hot house in Cornwall Park as it is a great place to start with macros.  No wind.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Abandoned or Alone

Alone on Top of the World


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Floral Friday: Gerberas


Good morning from a grey morning here in Hastings.

For this week’s Floral Friday post I found these gorgeous gerberas at the flower house at Cornwall Park.  This is where they prepare the flowers before they plant them around the park.  It is a great place to get some great photos without anyone yelling at me.  At the moment they are fill of gerberas and african violets and the colours are just amazing.

Edited with Perfect Affects 8 and Photoscape.