It has been a while since I have posted – several problems. One is the workload – I just run out of time. The other is my eyes and my ability to focus.
Yes, I have my new glasses, but they are multi-focals, and it could take up to 3 months to become accustomed to them. My eyes get very tired with all the reading and writing I’m doing, and I am not able to use the zoom lens at all. I am having trouble focusing on things even using my little point and shoot.
It is very frustrating.
However, in this post, you will see what I’ve done with some of those badly focused photos.
But, this post is mostly flowers I have taken over the last week. It is moving towards Spring – early, perhaps, but what else can we expect in this era of unstable climate. And though I dread the approach of summer, Spring is always beautiful.
A golden banksia and a yellow daisy taken on a dull day and filling the lens with captured sunshine:
a ref hibiscus small with winter & a bottlebrush flower – with bee!
Purple daisies & a red gerbera
a little pink flower & freesas – I must go walking to find more beds. I love the perfume of freesas. The ones in my garden aren’t out yet.
a clump of everlastings
A hibiscus from another bush & a Grevillea:
Now – blossoms – they are getting thinner and in some trees, there are more green leaves than delicate flowers.
Almost blossom, some lit by sunset:
plum & other pink blossom:
This is a variety of jasmine. This is the first year it has glowered this way, all over the gate to my little courtyard. It will also be the last year as I either have to leave it behind or pull it up from the ground and hope to transplant it – wherever I end up…
A native plant of some kind with clouds of wonderful tiny white flowers:
flame tree flowers. These are also getting thin.
But also it is coming close to Spring, there are not many roses.
This is a tiny white rose. It was a dark day and the photo was very grainy. So I played. I cropped and darkened at first, then looked at the full sized photo and decided I liked the effect where the rose is almost the only colour. I hadn’t intended the effect, but I kinda like it.
This rose was very washed out so I played with the light, and again, like the effect.
Some black and whites
But, after playing with the rose, I decided to try the same effect with other photos that didn’t work because of lack of light. in some, I used a softening filter because of lack of focus, in others, I didn’t. Some I might try again – what do you think?
And here are the first of the wildflowers for which Western Australia is famous: