Journal: Fake Flowers
Today has a hint of spring in it. I have three female cats who were born under my porch last year. The girls have been living on my enclosed porch for two weeks after their spay. They have had the run of the porch, but are not allowed inside with the three indoor cats.
Today is beautiful and so I opened the door and let them go back outdoors. They are happy and excited, but still clinging a bit to me. I tried to photograph something in the yard with the lensbaby Velvet 56. At this time of year -- mid march -- there is some left over snow and a lot of brown "stuff."
The girls took off on adventures and would return to me as I walked around the yard. Neighbors stopped in their cars or on the sidewalk to see that the girls were out again. They are so popular. I tried to take their portraits, but they were so animated with their new freedom that it was difficult to get them to settle down. I gave up on trying to find interest in the garden and I left the girls to muddy up and have fun.
I have tried to photograph fake flowers with no grand success. Usually, the fabric texture ruins everything when I tried to shoot with a macro or regular lens. I tried the Velvet 56, positioning the flower in front of a window. The subject was back lit which caused haze as well as the softness produced by the lens. I am happy with the result!
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