BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY


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ANTICIPATION (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

Our local florists and grocery stores are stocked with spring bulbs and flowers, By late February most of us are eager for signs of spring. These tulips were taken last May at our annual tulip festival, still several months away but it’s never too early to enjoy their colour and anticipate their return.


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WATER LILIES (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

There are many varieties of water lilies but I’ve only seen two types in our local waterways: white Fragrant Water Lilies and Yellow Pond lilies. Their large floating leaves make great runways for dragonflies. I tried to expose for the white of the flower when I took these photographs but I still had to make some highlight and shadow adjustments in Lightroom, to get the correct exposure and bring out more definition in the petals. I also removed some of the bugs that were carpeting the petals, they were a bit too “Hitchcock-like” in their natural state.


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WILD THINGS (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

Time for a little flower power. We’re supposed to see a warming trend at the end of the week and I hope to get out with my camera. The weather has just been too cold for my camera and I can’t take photos wearing heavy mittens😏. Until then…


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SPRING FEVER (THREE PHOTOGRAPHS)

As the snow keeps falling and entering week two of near arctic temperatures, I thought some spring flowers might be in order. I remember taking these shots back in May, happy to be out with my camera again and enjoying the signs of spring all around.


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END OF SEASON (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

Wildflowers are fading and no longer quite perfect. I think I might just prefer them now, their colours more muted and their edges not as sharp. The first photo is soft focus and it was the field rather than a particular flower that I chose to capture. The Queen Anne’s Lace has a beautiful woven pattern which is what I focussed on in the second.


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LATE BLOOMERS

In late summer wildflowers begin to show some wear but collectively their colours paint a wonderful palette, they don’t go quietly into fall! These flowers were growing in great bunches along the roadside and we stopped a while to enjoy them.