Category Archives: Floral

‘Haven’ a white rose with shades of eternity

 

Haven   © Pamela Reynoso 2012

 

A dear friend (78 yo)  passed away less than 24 hours before I edited this photo from his second battle with cancer. He was a fabulous friend and always a source of encouragement and hands-on-help when at all possible. When anyone needed help, be it extra hands or getting cargo of any sort from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’ in NYC, he and his big red Ford truck were at the ready, even if it required re-arranging his schedule. Everyone learned *very* quickly to never, EVER call his vehicle a ‘car’ or else they’d be swiftly set straight! :)

I think Walt and his trusty truck helped our family move no less than 5 times as well as helping we pedestrians with numerous airport runs and anything requiring a vehicle in day to day life in the big city. Walt was the last person to leave our sides, I think it was at least 10PM,  as we were loading up and leaving NYC  on our move back to CA.

There is a subtle, unseen and inescapable, thread in my life that will forever remind me of  Walt, beyond the wonderful, giving person he was. He shared the same birthday as my sister (which also marks the day my dear Mother-In-Law lost her second battle with cancer) and his funeral took place the day before my own birthday (12/10, which is also the day my MIL was first officially diagnosed with cancer).

Walt signed every written communication with “In HIS Grip-” and now he rests, ever in His presence. I am certain Walt heard the phrase “Well done!” as a good a faithful servant.

I have no doubt the courts of heaven are rejoicing at Walt’s presence! We who are left are wiping our tears… and cherishing dear memories.

 

This is titled ‘Haven’, in remembrance of Walt. The pure white rose is lit perfectly to reflect the true nature of the flower just as Christ’s light lit Walt and shone through him and his unceasing acts of  love and service  towards others.

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Evening Blush- floral photography

Evening Blush ©Pamela Reynoso 2012

I walk by the bush on which this rose grew each weekday as I walk my children to and from school.  It grows in a narrow strip planter on the edge of the blacktop which provides the background in this image.  I had to work a bit to get just the right angle for the shot to show the rose, yet also avoid the red curb at  the far edge of the blacktop. My goal was to  try and capture not only the beauty of the soft light, but also the delicate, almost whimsical edges of the rose petals with their gentle pink blush. Many of the roses have pink splotches, but this one had an almost imperceptible blushing to it which I drew my eye.

Everyday, when the sun begins to set, it  reflects off of the row of neutral colored houses that are beside this bush providing a gentle wash of warm, lovely light. I very much enjoy looking for these fleeting moments which floral photography provides. There is a stillness and serenity that draws me into it where I can forget about life’s demands and just be….

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Quiet Hope, the unassuming Primrose

Quiet Hope, the unassuming Primrose

One day, not long ago we decided to take our children to the nearby park with lake, playground…and dozens of waterfowl.  We had not yet had the opportunity to explore this park in our new town. The children ran off immediately with my husband following them to enjoy the novelty of the duck and geese as well as playing on the playground.

It took me a little longer to make my way across the park to the playground. It usually does when I have my camera in tow. ;)

I enjoy looking for the small moments in time that are fleeting. This little beauty was nestled in the grass at water’s edge.  I’m sure many walked past it and thought nothing of it. After all, it’s just a common weed.
I see hope. The hope of a new day to come with more beauty to bestow upon the careful observer. It is quiet, and it is small, just as hope can be. It’s beauty is evident as the sun graces the delicate petals with a last kiss of light before nightfall. Hope is like that. It is quiet, yet determined. It is delicate, yet unassuming. It may leave, but it comes again.

 

The blue you see is not a backdrop, but rather the reflection of the sky in the water of the lake. As with any RAW file there have been a few small adjustments to bring the vibrancy of the color back to what the eye saw at the time of the capture.

 

Primrose

 

~Pamela~ :)

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Center Stage- day lily

This photo of a lily, titled Center Stage,  is one of my favorites. All that was needed to discover this beauty was to walk out into my backyard. I find it amazing that there is no dog nose in the photo as my dog thinks he must be mere inches from me at all times! I must tell you that I do not naturally lean towards orange or oranges, that is unless, of course,  they are of the eating kind. :)

I have grown to love the oranges found in nature, and especially in the lily and other such flowers,  for their vibrancy and the life they impart to any scene. I love how the orange in this image plays off of the deep green in the background and even the deep brown in the flower’s pistils. The pistils and even the shading of orange add touches of elegance as does the intricate detail of the pollen granules.

As we edge into winter, may this photo add warmth to your day and joy to your heart as you anticipate the arrival of the warm spring sun.

Enjoy!

 

 

~Pamela~ :)

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