Saturday, August 3, 2013

The results are in

Came to the shop early this morning to re-work my Bride's bouquet.  On the drive in I was thinking how to loosening it up a bit and did a quick mental inventory of the cold chest.

I'd completely forgotten yesterday about the scented geranium and the passion flower vine.  I like some of the flowers clustered, but I love a sense of movement - even a quiver or two, often achieved with grasses and seeded eucalyptus.

I took it apart and created a looser base with the passion vine and more eucalyptus.  I discarded the purple hydrangea:  I rely too much on hydrangea as an anchoring device.

I do prefer the re-do.  Lindsey, the Bride, loved it.

This next photo is really awful, but it shows the passion vine and better demonstrates the breadth of the bouquet.     Can anyone tell me why my distance shots come out blurry?  Am I moving?  How do I not do that?  Also, I'm clearly still working on 'light' issues.

I'm going out to Lunenburg tomorrow to check out country life there and maybe spy a few donkeys!


Amelia said...

Gorgeous! Or should I say "exquisite". I see the difference from my untrained eye. Here's what I read a long time ago, when you're ready to shoot the pic take a deep breath, shoot and then let it out. Apparently this makes you not move, in my experience sometimes it works sometimes not..or I'm not breathing properly. Gorgeous photos of flowers either way. This is the longest comment I've ever posted anywhere!

An Urban Cottage said...

I wish I could see them side by side on the same background. Yesterday's version seemed like a real fiesta with it's turquoise background. This one seems more like an elegant affair.

Don't know what the deal is with the blurry distance photos. I usually have the opposite problem.

Bow Street Flowers said...

Amelia - I'll try that. I didn't have this problem with the Canon point and shoot, but the Nikon is heavier... so.
Thanks for the tip!

Steve - yes, that turquoise counter makes color pop, but eliminating the pinkish purple hydrangea changed things too.

Thanks for bringing in your friend!

Jen said...

Love this--I get the movement and it works! Is there more green between the colors in this one?

Bow Street Flowers said...

Jen - yes, more green! It looks so good with bright sumer flowers.

flwrjane said...

You nailed it. I'm always explaining to people you need some movement in a bouquet or arrangement, not just a cluster of flowers.

And that's just what yours was missing, now it's an invitation to dance.

Just right.

xo Jane

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Your clients are truly lucky. To know how much thought and care you put into this bouquet comforts me. There is good in this world. Thank you.

gillian. said...

do you switch the camera off of Macro setting (the one that looks like a flower) and to a normal mode, like portrait (the one with the human), when you move back? this would def make it blurry!

gillian. said...

also - is there ANY shade of green in a bouquet more beautiful than scented geranium?! love the switch up!!

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