Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hello There, Mr.Sun! have been missed!

The skies have been grey and overcast in this part of the world lately. Not a very ideal setting for taking photographs. So when the sun came out the other day and yesterday morning I took the chance and grabbed the camera to take some photos. 

The flowers are amaryllis (identified it through an intensive search of the internet), which are bulb flowers that blossom at this time of the year but the rest of the year they leave a common-looking boring old plant by its plain lonesome. The flowers started out looking like this.

My dad told me that when capturing plants I should spray water on it first to make it fresh-looking. It does indeed have quite an effect. I didn't, however, spray water on the flowers. The drops of water on them, I suppose, are from the rain that poured the day before.

Photography has been somewhat of a passion of mine recently but unfortunately I don't get to indulge in it as much as I want because I can only take photos using a friend's camera when I'm outside. I'm still not allowed to bring our own from home. Sad. Well, I suppose it's a good thing that I'm a home person. But this makes for very limited subjects which calls for a bit of creativity. Not that I'm complaining so much.

I will get to bring that camera someday. Hopefully that will be this year.:))


"this fashion lark." said...

These photographs are lovely, particularly the flower x

Smarla said...

i love your shots! :D my mom loves taking macro shots of the plants at home too.

I'm sure you can take great photos even from your house. You seem to have a good eye for close up shots, maybe you can try taking close up or even macro shots of different things at your house