If you are a regular follower of Lingua Franca, you already know how much I love to shoot flowers. Usually I buy a fresh bouquet of flowers every fifteen day, following our retiree payday. Fresh flowers add a touch of color and beauty to the house.
If the flowers are exotic and full of bright colors, I take great care in photographing them under different angles and lighting conditions. Some series consists of forty snapshots or more. I understand French impressionist painter, Claude Monet, practiced the same routine with the Rouen Chatedral. In 1890 he painted a classical series of this structure that had been enjoyed by many generations, even to this day.
The painting in the series each capture the facade of the cathedral at different times of the day and year, and reflect changes in its appearance under different lighting conditions. If you enjoy painting, you know exactly what I’m referring too.
Below is the last series of a bouquet of scarlet flowers which mesmerized me for quite a while. I still enjoy viewing their structures, shapes and colors using the large HD screen of my television set. They look absolutely gorgeous. Here we go.