so i’ve been scouring the neighborhood on my way to work, hoping to find hollyhocks, but more importantly, to find access in which i could photograph them. shouldn’t seem so tough. and it’s not, really. it’s just a matter of seeing. and timing. and light. after all, it’s a short season. and the days are getting noticeably shorter.
i was happy to find pretty ones in an alley in my neighborhood. so first thing after supper, i went for a walk with camera in hand.
i love these flowers. they are nostalgic for me. of a childhood spent making doll-like figures with the blooms for skirts and dresses. i always think of that when i see hollyhocks. and how we played with those stems, and pulled the petals off… now i just want to capture them on camera so i can study the layers of light. the shadows. the color, textures and holes in the leaves… for painting. watercolor. stitching.
and also to experiment with a fixed, 50mm prime lens for my canon camera t3i. i’ve had it since i purchased the camera, bought on excellent advice from a pro photographer friend to photograph my quilts… but haven’t really figured it out, because in order to do that i have to use it way more! so i’m changing that this summer season. i hope.
they are so graceful, don’t you think?
and, if you’d like to use these images … please do so. all i ask is that you let me know… and acknowledge where you got them if you do use them.
enJOY! have a great week.