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Flowers at the Farmers’ Market

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Promise2Last Sunday at Marin’s Farmers’ Market I went hunting for more flowers to add to my earlier Blooms collection. I have to confess, I came home and set the camera aside, thinking I had captured nothing worthwhile.

Then, this morning, five days later, I remembered I had images in my camera that I hadn’t even looked at. I downloaded the file to my desktop, renamed the file and dragged it into CS3’s Bridge. I sorted and hunted hopefully. It seemed there was nothing worthwhile.

Not willing to give up and looking further, finally, it seemed that if I blew up one section in one image there might be something worthwhile.

I did. It grew on me. Yes! I happily printed and added it to the Bloom notecard collection in my studio. I call it “Promise”.

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June 10, 2009 at 10:39 pm

Blooms, blossoms, flowers … its spring!

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abrooks_090503_0561Spring flowers! Not something I usually photograph, but I couldn’t help myself!

The last two Sundays, I’ve been hanging out at Marin Farmers’ Market with my camera and a 50mm 1.8 lens. Great portrait lens. Great for flower portraits!

I’ve had such fun putting them together and now I’ve got a whole new series of small canvas “Blooms” available in my studio. Poppies, roses and proteas!

















I find myself facinated by the exotic proteas which, though I’ve been a gardener for years, I had not known. These come from Gabriel Hieb who is growing them on the Sonoma coast, though they originate in South Africa.


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May 4, 2009 at 10:29 am