Do You Enjoy Flowers?

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.

Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

5 thoughts on “Do You Enjoy Flowers?”

    1. You, too, Omar! We are having cooler temperatures right now about around 78F but it will be up to 92F by Monday. Are you getting any rain as I had heard that Panama is in a drought situation?

  1. I’m writing this comment at 08:55 a.m. It’s sunny outside with a cool temperature of 26 degrees Celsius equivalent to 78.8 degrees Fahrenheit. Looking ahead; Thunderstorms in the area the afternoon through the evening.

    The drought has been rough in the middle of the Isthmus (Los Santos, Herrera and Coclé). It has been the worst drought in the history of the country. Now, Panama authorities are beginning to take corrective action at the last minute.

    El Niño is a recurring weather phenomenon. It happens in cycles of five to seven years. We should be prepared when it happens ahead of time, not when it is hitting our farmers and drinking water reservoirs.



  2. Agreed that we should prepare ahead of time. We are actually in the same time zone, interestingly 🙂 Hopefully, those areas will get some much needed rain soon! Take care, dear Omar.

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