Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Flowers Inside and Outside the box...


I read Flower Power on What Karen Sees, and in lesson 1. she said...Literally, get down close and shoot sideways or up.... Above and below are my kings mantle that are blooming and I took these in my normal MadSnapper way.....they are INSIDE the Box..


Tropical Kings Mantle is a shrub and is also called Bush Clock Vine

below is my version of OUTSIDE the Box

my personal favorite

I tweaked the lesson because I can't get down or back up, so I literally held my camera up, under, over and on top of the flowers, I call these Blind Shots, since I could not see what I was getting. I left them just as they came out of the camera. no edits no crops, just re sized for web


can you find the ooops?



PS... this post is my sneaky way of putting yet more of my purple flowers on my post when I said last year I was done showing these flowers.




32 comments:

Maple Lane said...

I love these blooms and the creative ways you photographed them.

From the Kitchen said...

Great! The last photo looks like a light is shining through! I love the purple. Don't stop.

Best,
Bonnie

Deb said...

Love them Sandra... Love your creativity

GOOSE said...

What's wrong with purple? Beautiful shots. Very creative. Gives a whole new perspective when you look at things from a different angle.
Blessings,
Goose

Cranberry Morning said...

How gorgeous! Especially love the flower against the weathered wood. sigh.

TexWisGirl said...

found your foot. :)

very pretty blooms!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Don't you love the 'surprise' of taking 'blind shots'? -grin- The ones you show are cool. Including the oooops of showing yourself in silouette. :-)

But mine do not come out right, all the time. Surely you had some 'misses'?

Tell me you did! -grin-

Madi and Mom said...

Gorgeous flower I have never heard of King's Mantle. I love the deep purple and yellow throat and OMCs i spy mad snapper too. Love the variety of shots and angles..
Hugs Madi and Mom

Linda said...

Not only are your photos gorgeous - so is your BLOG!!! That header is the best one I have EVER seen!!!! You are so talented!!

SweetMarie said...

I really like these! I do like to take photos of flowers from underneath so that the sky is above. You have some beautiful blooms in your yard!

Cherrie said...

They are beautiful I am glad your shared them with us :)

Susannah said...

Absolutely magnificent. But then ....all of your photos are...but I particulary love these!!!!

photowannabe said...

I rather like your "oops" Sandra. It adds a little personality to the already great shot.
I take a lot of pictures blindly. I can't get up or down either.
The underbelly and backside of flowers can be fascinating. I love doing that.
Are the Kings Mantle flowers in the morning glory family? Beautiful.

Rose said...

These are good for shooting blind! I have did that a time or two while driving...just hold my camera up and snap a shot or two.

What Karen Sees said...

WOW, I really gave some good advice! HaHa! In my opinion, your 'OUT OF THE BOX' photos are wonderful....so interesting AND EYE CATCHING and the best. And your personal favorite is my personal favorite as well. Now, you have just taught me something, and that is to have fun with 'blind' shots. It made me remember when I tagged along with my son/daughter-in-law when they had bridal/groom photos taken, (I refused to do it - too much pressure), and for several shots the photographer bent over, held her camera about a inch from the ground and tilted it up and shot while they kissed. These were some of my favorite shots. I'm going to have fun with this!!!! Besides, I'm not far off from not being able to roll around on the ground as well. Even now, the getting down is easy, but getting back up is not a pretty sight!!!

crafty cat corner said...

Just beautiful
Briony
x

EG CameraGirl said...

They are such beautiful blossoms so I think you should continue to share photos of them with us.

Ginny said...

Your favorite is MY favorite, of course!!! And I see YOU, too, so that makes this a perfect post. I ADORE this favorite one!! They look so much like wild morning glories, only a deeper more intense shade! I did not know Karen was back in the states!

Inger said...

Stunning pictures, you are one talented lady!

Andrew Fulton said...

So lovely to see... my Tulips are just about to flower... at last.

Ann said...

it's fun and interesting to get shots from different angles. I like all of them both inside and outside the box. You can show these pretty purples flowers as many times as you want to.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Mom can't wait to go to the Botanic Garden to take flower photos ... I bet its mesmerizing for you too. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Chatty Crone said...

I like your personal favorite too - gee those were up close and beautiful. sandie

Miss Debbie said...

Love purple!! Great photos...neat effects!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Fun to experiment and like Debbie said...in my favorite color too - purple!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love how these shots turned out. I'm gonna have to try this. Neat photos and pretty flowers!

Linda said...

They are really beautiful, Sandra. The first time I saw this plant was in the botanical gardens glasshouse. I'm always taking blind shots being a very short person. Is that your husband in the ooops shot saying 'what are you up to?' That's what mine says all the time!

DawnTreader said...

Shooting flowers from the ground is easier said and done when you're not sure that you can actually get up again if you managed to get down there :) I like it when I can find flowers growing on a hillside or in a high flowerbed or box, so that I don't have to stoop down too low!

barbara l. hale said...

I like the angles you took of these flowers. I try stuff like that sometimes but mostly I end up deleting them. Yours are really good! Glad it gave you an excuse to share your purple flowers.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I spy a Mad Snapper :) The pictures are awesome and I love the color of the flowers.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

GREAT shots. Photography should be about having fun,and you obviously know how to do that.

SquirrelQueen said...

I have always called this Clock vine, I didn't know about the King's Mantle name. Being that it is purple that suits it well. I love purple flowers by the way.

Great shots. I see you in the oops photo. If you take the second and third ones from the bottom and flip them around you have your up under shots.