Friday flora

Impressionistic double-exposure image. Colour close-up shot of pohutukawa leaves. Image has been slightly overexposed to create a soft effect in pale greens and apricot/bronze shades. Su Leslie 2019

Pohutukawa leaves; double exposure. Image: Su Leslie 2019

Constant rain and high winds in the last couple of weeks have left many flowers looking utterly bedraggled, particularly the magnolia, camellia and rhododendron flowers I so often photograph.

The most colourful find on yesterday’s walk were the pohutukawa trees, with their mix of bright green, red and bronze leaves. Perfect for another double-exposure experiment!  This shot was a bit over-exposed, but I rather like the sof palette of greens and almost apricot shades that resulted.

60 thoughts on “Friday flora

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  2. Love this, Su!!!
    Look up Spoonflower in Durham, North Carolina. It’s a company that prints your designs on fabric of various kinds, but they also make wallpaper, wrapping paper, and other goodies. Creators can choose to keep designs for themselves or make their design available to the general public. Similar companies should be closer to home. Love to Sew Podcasts (2 Canadian women) did a great interview with 2 women from Spoonflower some time this year. See their site for deets. Lots of explaining what, where, when, how, etc.
    You may have yourself another career❣️🥰❣️

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  3. Su, after seeing this lovely shot and reading the comments above, I’ve realized that I have some similar photos; ones that I shot because I loved the tranquility and the texture, but photos I haven’t posted because the subject blends into the background a little too much. I’m going to revisit those and get a post up later today (Friday my time zone) or tomorrow. When I looked at them thinking of the possibility of wallpaper or fabric, they show me some possibilities. 🙂 Not sure what to title the post -“possible wallpaper prints” doesn’t seem to be quite the ticket. 😆

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