Thursday, May 29, 2008

The allium series...

Out in the rain yesterday afternoon. I've never grown these beauties before. They are so hard to photograph, even with a tripod and the macro lens. I might try again with the 18-135 mm...

This first photo is my favourite although it has no technical merit whatsoever. I just like it!
The second has no focal point but it shows of the formation of the individual flowers making up the head of the allium.

The last one is probably the best but I still am not satisfied. I experimented with apertures from F4 to F22.

Today my Kate is 15. I can hardly believe it. It feels like such a short time since she came home from the hospital. Phil and I put her car seat in the middle of the sitting room floor and looked at her and then at each other......both suddenly very aware that we didn't have a clue what we were going to do with this baby!!

Of course we managed, working stuff out for ourselves. I didn't find motherhood easy or natural; for three months I struggled badly. But we got through it and she gets more wonderful every year. I am so lucky she is my daughter :)


Akelamalu said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATE and many happy returns.

Doesn't time fly??? :0

Love the photos CG.

artisbliss said...

A very happy birthday to Kate, and many happy returns of the day. I think you and Phil have done very well with the girls.

Dianne said...

Has no technical merit - eh? Making me happy just to look at it is enough merit :)

Happy Birthday Kate!

Astrid said...

Happy Birthday, Kate! One of my fondest memories is when you and B got to celebrate your birthdays together here in California four years ago.

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

Dear Juli,
I like them all as a serie, I like series though. I can see you are using you cmera and lens with pleasure.

Btw :I might be nor reacting for a while because I am next week in hospital for a surgery on my shoulder, after that I have to take care, and I 'm not able to blog, I'm returning soon I Hope..

Have a good weekend my friend

photowannabe said...

Babies jsut don't come with instruction manual. Its trial and error but you have a beautiful result, a sweet daughter.
i like all your flower shots. They have a abstract-watercolor quality to them. Nice job.