A study of flowers in movement

Dancing flowers at sunset 10273_StaatsI was recently out photographing before sunset.  What I was hoping would be a calm evening was developing into just the opposite.  The heat of the day and the increasing humidity were causing the wind to be quite blustery.  My first instinct was to turn around and go home, but instead I decided to go with it.  Silhouetting the flowers behind the glow of the western sky, and using a longer shutter speed, I let the flowers “dance” in front of the lens.  The more I watched, the more I enjoyed the unpredictable movement of the flowers.  The images seemed to take on a life of their own almost as if knowing that summer is fleeting and now’s the time to celebrate it.

2 thoughts on “A study of flowers in movement

  1. susurrus September 5, 2015 / 12:38 pm

    Sometimes all you can do is accentuate the positive! It’s amazing how photography makes you see how much flowers bob about in the garden. If you’re not thinking about taking pictures, they seem quite still.

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