BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY


22 Comments

NEIGHBOURHOOD WALK (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

I like unruly gardens, although I appreciate that an untended appearance can be very deceiving. As we walked down our street we approached an old home with weathered brick walls and a small garden out front. I liked the contrast of the green against the red brick. I took the second photo further down the street. The sun illuminating the plant caught my eye and working with exposure compensation I took the result you see here.


30 Comments

WILDFLOWERS (THREE PHOTOGRAPHS)

All kinds of subjects are vying for my attention this spring. Our senses are inundated by colour, scent, movement and life! New wildflowers seem to appear from one day to the next, the first two shown here just popped up.


11 Comments

TROUT LILY (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

These are one of the first forest flowers of Spring. I took this photo in April last year when the weather was warmer. It’s always a pleasure to see these bright bursts of colour welcoming the season along. They usually keep company with snow drops and violets. I’ll check on their progress next time I visit the nature reserve.


20 Comments

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.


22 Comments

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.


16 Comments

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…


34 Comments

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.