Sunday, February 21, 2010

52: ANNIVERSARY FLOWERS

We started today with one idea and went out to shoot it but it just wasn't working like we had hoped. So we gave up and retreated to our apartment to eat, nap, then think of new ideas. Nicky had gotten this lovely bouquet of flowers from her friend Jill as a going away present since we are leaving Virginia next week. We thought they were so lovely that we needed to immortalize them! 

Nicky went first but wasn't feeling what she shot so I took the reigns to give her time to think. I knew exactly what I wanted to do, stick one in her mouth. I tried other arrangements around her pretty head but just the simple pretty flower blooming out of her mouth was perfect. I think the softness of her hair and surroundings due to the shallow depth of field from the 50mm and her sparkling eyes really just made the shot. 

Then Nicky snagged up the camera and gave it another go. She placed multiple flowers, loose petals and a few different types of blooms on and around me until she finally just settled on the one flower look as well. Sometimes less really is more!

In case you haven't guessed what the title of this post is related to, this is totally Sunday Photo Funday's one year anniversary! Fifty two freaking weeks of shooting one another. We can't believe we made it this far, are still are able to consistently come up with new ideas and continue to enjoy this. That and I can't believe we haven't strangled one another in the studio either. Here's to many more years!

4 comments:

  1. This post really made me smile. I'm loving the colors in these photos.

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  2. when a flower is cut from its roots than enters to the world of humans. Humans themselves once cut by the mother's umbilical cord live their lives as men and women in the same world. Time frame to an end is only that varies between humans and flowers.Flowers sacrifice their grace and beauty to give men and women the opportunity to reborn giving them a privilege or illusion of multiple ends; new loves,new places,new time, new beginnings.Thank you Chi-cky for using the medium record as such to pay tribute to the death of flowers instruments of our symbol-isms
    Good luck with your new beginnings

    Yiannis Galanopoulos

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  3. Congrats on the anniversary! We going to miss having two such talented people as part of our area. Good luck and keep up the Sunday Photo Funday!

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  4. Nicely done. The colors are amazing!

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