Easter is one of those fun holidays that brings old and young together, as they are looking for eggs around the yard or queuing up for a picture with the Easter Bunny. Families get together, whether to have an elaborate dinner or enjoy the first great Spring weather outside and admire the flowers and enjoy the gentle breezes.
It’s a time to feel ourselves regenerate from Winter or enjoy the early Autumn, if we’re in the Southern Hemisphere. In New England, we start looking for more flowers to show their beauty, such as this…
Last week was a bit of a slump on posting, as I started the week on the road to attend New Hire Orientation at headquarters of the company I just joined; it took me most of the week to get my energy, and some of my inspiration, back, as I had spent the prior three weeks working my tail off to get everything finished and my previous job and exhausted myself.
So now it’s time to revitalize and look toward the beauty that will soon return..
These cute little snowbells comes from the same day of shooting as yesterday’s post Spring Into Saturday at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Whereas yesterday’s post was taken indoors, the temperatures on that March day were pretty comfortable, so I checked what might be growing outside (in northern Massachusetts it’s usually not much).
This is where I found these pretty snowbells that had just popped up within the previous couple of days. Getting down low, they provide a nice little grouping.
I think that I might go find some more of these beauties on this fine Easter Sunday.
Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mk II using an EF 24-105mm f/4 L lens at 98mm. Exposure settings were 1/200 second at f/9 and 400 ISO. As the focal distance was rather short, the depth of field becomes nice and shallow for this image.
Some weeks high-technology work can be soul-devouring to the point of leaving precious little time for any other creative expression. Given that I barely got time to escape the office this past week, I present to you an image of tulips to help us employees lift our spirits.
Please accept this with a promise that soon, not nearly soon enough, I will get additional time available to get some real photography in… Stay tuned for the announcement!
The image is not re-cropped, as I shoot mostly square with my iPhone 6S; it’s an aspect ratio that forces my eye to observe things just a little different.
What do you do when you can’t get away from it all?
I only wanted Uncle Vernon standing by his own car (a Hudson) on a clear day, I got him and the car. I also got a bit of Aunt Mary’s laundry and Beau Jack, the dog, peeing on the fence, and a row of potted tuberous begonias on the porch and 78 trees and a million pebbles in the driveway and more. It’s a generous medium, photography. - Lee Friedlander