Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bothering to look

I found the USB cord to my camera, which means I can post some things I meant to several weeks ago.
"There are flowers everywhere for those who bother to look." -Henri Matisse
This quote pretty much sums up my photographic philosophy, if I were to have one. I don't really, but it sums up why I love to take pictures of flowers. And why I love to notice flowers, especially their little details.

This year I got MLK day off. This year the weather was gorgeous for a January day. I decided to take a little photo walk and got some really cool shots. This day really reminded me of the aforementioned quote, because even though it is January in Oklahoma, there really is loveliness to be found if you look for it.

This was my favorite. At first I thought it was kind of a junk shot, but the more I look at it, the more I like it.

The colors on the next three were dulled when I uploaded them through blogger, so click them to see them on Flickr if you want the full effect.

I love the way they just glowed of warmth and sunshine.

The next few I played around in Photoshop more than I normally like to with flowers, but I thought they lent themselves to it.

Does anyone know what this is?


ck said...

beautiful! When do we get to see the snowstorm pictures?!

Dwight said...


Anonymous said...

I can tell by the carpet in the dressing room where you tried on the new dress.
Did you buy it?


and JCPenney store manager

Anonymous said...

I wonder how they are all looking now, almost 2 months on. I bet they are beautiful, but very different.