Study of a yellow flower in linen

This week I will be away with Leanne Cole, photographer extraordinaire, freezing out butts off by the looks of it down in Victoria. I have scheduled some posts while I am away.

All of a sudden, the week we choose to go to Apollo Bay is the coldest week so far with the “Antarctic study-of-a-yellow-flower-linenVortex” descending upon us. Here on the Gold Coast its not so bad but we will get to single figures this week. Down south in NSW it is a lot colder with icy winds and in my hometown of Orange, snow flurries.

I have been busy shopping for jumpers and layers, mittens, warm socks etc to take on our trip. As it is quite warm where I live now we usually don’t need such things so a shopping trip was in order. I can’t imagine wearing it all as it was so hot trying most of the things on, but I know when I get there I wished I had of bought more!

Staying inside today even though it was sunny, it was a bit cool so I decided to bring the sunshine inside and whilst out shopping I bought some yellow flowers (are they daisies???). Yesterday I had a nice find of a Mikasa ware vase at a second hand store and I thought it would make a nice photo prop. I had natural light coming in through the window and quite liked the effect. I didn’t use my macro tubes which I probably should have but without it gave a softer effect.

In Photoshop I used a linen filter to give it some texture. I took a few photos and hopefully my Friday Foto will be another one of this lovely flower.ย  Sorry for the repetition, I haven’t been out lately.

As you sit hopefully in a nice warm place reading this think of the two of us out in the elements early mornings and late evenings hoping for a few nice shots. I only hope it doesn’t pour with rain or be too windy for the tripod. I expect there will be plenty of hot chocolates consumed this week and maybe even a few wines!

See you on the flipside!

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  1. You did bring the sunshine in ! Love the texture.

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  2. Lovely colour. Hope you have a safe, warm and fulfilling trip Karen.

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  3. Beautiful color and composition. Enjoy your trip and the hot chocolates and wines.

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  4. Oh, how I love yellow flowers, Kaz. Your beautiful photo just makes me smile! So does hearing about your weeklong hangout with Leanne. What fun you two will have! I can’t wait to read the posts and see the photos from both of you from your time spent together. Keep warm, have a blast, and happy shooting!

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  5. My heart is with you, hope it doesn’t pours. Have fun with the hot chocolate and wine.

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  6. Keep warm Karen!! Beautiful sunny flower ( a mum?) but it will be an adventure with Leanne I’m sure!!

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  7. Have a photolicious time! Beautiful image. I’m partial to yellow in flowers.

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  8. Lovley image Kaz, have a great trip will look forward to the photographic results!

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