The Way I Was Really Meant to Photograph Flowers

It’s been a few months since I’ve shared anything here.  Life gets busy,  not bad just busy, but sometimes with that hectic pace it becomes harder to find those moments to get out and do what brings us peace.  Travel, photographing and editing a wedding and T.C.B (taking care of business) not to mention near record rainfall this year have kept me and my macro lens from having our usual fun walking the streets of our neighbourhood in Old Ottawa South.  We’ve had some breaks in the weather and I managed to get in some shooting.  My creative drought ended and I made some of my favourite macro images to date.  For as much I do enjoy photographing flowers indoors, it doesn’t compare to being able to get outside and enjoy the fresh air.  I compare this type of macro to street photography in the sense that I have to be very observant and often quick, in case someone is wondering what I am doing in front of their homes.  Macro photography is meditative.  I’m sure I have said this in an earlier post.  I love that I have to be mindful of my breathing, my balance and the elements within the frame.

The Serenity Blog Circle is a collaborative photography project in which we want to share images that convey peace and calm.  Please click over to see what my talented friend Eileen Critchley is sharing this month.   I love how she views the world around her.  Thank you for looking.

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  • […] Please continue the serenity circle to the beautiful images of  Susan Bahen, Ottawa, Ontario Fine Art Photographer. […]ReplyCancel

  • WendyAugust 16, 2017 - 11:45 am

    Loved looking at these images Susan. Your macro photography is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • MargyAugust 16, 2017 - 11:59 am

    Absolutely beautiful, Sue!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica NelsonAugust 16, 2017 - 1:09 pm

    Such a beautiful collection Sue. I love the cone flowers, they are my fave. Gorgeous colors.ReplyCancel

  • eileenAugust 16, 2017 - 1:09 pm

    Beautiful images, Sue! I am so glad you had a chance to take your macro lens out. I love your macro work!ReplyCancel

  • KathyAugust 16, 2017 - 1:47 pm

    Sue, these are beautiful! Your focus is so perfect in these 🙂ReplyCancel

  • IrisAugust 16, 2017 - 9:28 pm

    Oh my word, those are all stunning, Sue.

    You are right, shooting indoors where you can single out one subject, in the ‘wild’, you really have to watch the surroundings of your subject.ReplyCancel

  • JennywAugust 17, 2017 - 12:54 pm

    OMG these are stunning!! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • NadeenAugust 18, 2017 - 11:40 am

    Have mercy!!! These are incredible! Now I’m motivated to dust off my macro!ReplyCancel

  • MabelAugust 18, 2017 - 5:21 pm

    Oh my, I always love the tones in your images!ReplyCancel