Friday, February 15, 2013

Focus on: Flowers Around Us

Searching for flowers in Winter


This week's prompt in Sally Russick's photo challenge at The Studio Sublime is The Beauty of Flowers. Oh great. I love flowers. And I  like photographing flowers. But my personal take on the activity is to take a picture ( or pictures!) especially for the challenge. And well, it's WINTER. Soooo, green house? Florist shop? Silk flowers? 

I got to thinking about flowers as decor and  I saw them... lots of places.  I decided to focus on a lovely old dresser dish. 

I think the flower details here are very lovely. (Also the lace!) This is all china, a molded china hand, flowers, and lace. 

 It makes a wonderful prop for taking pictures of other floral objects... in this case jewelry.

The brooches are vintage pieces from  yard sale-ing forays in the summer. The Lucite lily earrings are my own design.  

For more Flowery goodness visit Sally's blog.

29 comments:

  1. Beti, I love your take on the prompt and how you took time to find the beautiful photos that are already around you...wonderful finds!

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  2. What a wonderful idea for this week! I love the china flowers!

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  3. Love those china flowers and the vintage flowers are neat.

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  4. great thought on flowers that are always around you.

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  5. Sally never said they had to be live flowers. Love the flowers on the dresser dish. They are as pretty as the real thing.

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  6. What a clever take on the challenge -- love the lilly earrings! My brain was too frozen to think of anything other than hitting my photo archives ...

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  7. well, you did find flowers, and they are very beautiful, so well done you :) it's quite a challenge in the depths of winter!!

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  8. Great idea to take pictures of these flowers. Love the vintage look!

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  9. Great idea to take pictures of these flowers. Love the vintage look!

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  10. Great flowers! I love your vintage pins - love them!

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  11. Beautiful prop for beautiful jewelry! Love your earrings and vintage pins :)

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  12. wonderfully creative response to the prompt:-)

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  13. What a great interpretation of the prompt!!. Love those vintage pins and your jewelry.

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  14. Great job finding flowers this time of year. Your hand is a wonderful jewelry prop.

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  15. I adore vintage brooches - how divine!

    (no. 45 this week)

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  16. What a great idea to take photos of flowers that are decor or jewelry. And every bit as lovely as the real thing.

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  17. Oh, I'm really liking those vintage brooches! and your lucite earrings you created - super!! Love that your flowers are always with you and that they won't fade w/the season.

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  18. I love this take on the challenge! I think you should be glad that I didn't come upon those treasures before you did. ; ) LOL!

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  19. Flowers are a source of inspiration and beauty in so many ways.

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  20. That's a very interesting and lovely china hand. I love that you thought outside the box and captured the flowers right there in your home.

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  21. I love old pieces. You don't see them much any longer and they bring back memories of my grandmothers

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    1. I bought this from a woman who was undoubtedly a grandmother. She was happy to see it go to a good home!

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  22. Oh my goodness, Beti, that china piece is gorgeous!! Good flower hunting!

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  23. This week was a challenge for me as well. Your china flowers are lovely and such a beautiful display.

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  24. Love the china hand and what a great prop for photo shop.

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  25. Hi Beti - How wonderful! Just love the piece and you are right - it's a terrific prop. I like the creativity of folks who are finding flowers of all types in the midst of winter.

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  26. Flowers come in many forms, real and artificial. They all add a bit of sunshine to our lives.

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