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Jubilation!

 

The situation had become critical. My freezer was filled with flowers to the point where I had no more room for food. I decided that I had better get some of these blocks of flowery ice out and see what they had become, frozen forever in the attitude they took when first plunged into the water. In my experience it's not easy to know what will work as far as frozen blooms are concerned. They have a habit of moving around randomly as though alive before they slowly but surely are trapped by the hardening ice.

This spray of gerbera daisies seems to be full of exultation, almost leaping up with the spikes of bubbles that encase them. I hope they bring a ray of sunshine to the start of your week.

To photograph this I decided to play with the light by using a torch (flashlight) and moving it around during the exposure to bring more light to certain areas. Thanks to the whole team on the #blur mentorship, including +Alex Lapidus, our wonderful mentor, who introduced so many exciting techniques to our photographic toolbag.

And before you ask, no, I don't seem to have much more room for having released two of the frozen blocks, of which this was one. So I had better get some more out again soon if we are going to be able to eat.

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#frozenflowers

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Francine Vanlé +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen +Sonya Murray +Wayne Lu
#flowerpower +FLOWER POWER by +Edith Kukla

Taken with a 50mm macro lens, so #macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Benjamin, +William Banik, +Magy Duarte & +Olivier Poulet
#macro4all +Macro4All by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen, +Walter Soestbergen

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The Rain… Falls Mainly on the Plane

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Spending a long, very rainy and stormy night in an airport with your camera has its benefits. The observation lounge was dark and quiet and gave a great view of the activity on the tarmac after midnight. Everything takes on an other-worldly look – the planes seem like toys with unnaturally bright lights and smooth toy plane like shapes.

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#blur #airport #night

For #transporttuesday +TransportTuesday by +Gene Bowker +Annie Irving
and #hqspnight +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser

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Joni Playing Ball

 

I was using different settings on my camera this summer, experimenting with motion captures and Joni was an ideal subject for this blurred motion study. Border Collie playing ball. She doesn't stop for long, just long enough to will me to throw it again.

It's not so green on the ground now, but I had better get out and play ball with her anyway as her energy only seems to increase in the winter! Have a great weekend everyone!

For my friends on #unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski Jones +Patrice Christian +Nadia Pewinski

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