“I’m an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.” -Audrey Hepburn
I was drawn to this quote because I have a few things in common with Ms. Hepburn. That quote could have been me, except I prefer to run while looking at trees, flowers, and sunsets. Although when I run I don’t take my big camera on me. I always have my cell phone though and have been known to stop and take photos, even during a race!
The photos below are actually a few of my first photos when I bought my Canon 60D. I was so excited to have a camera again and get back into photography. I went out to take photos of something in my neighborhood. You don’t know my neighborhood, obviously, but it is very much a suburb. There isn’t a lot to choose from except houses and landscaping. So I chose landscaping, flowers in particular.
I definitely do not have a green thumb. I don’t have house plants at home or in my office because it seems no matter what I do I kill them. I don’t know the names of plants or flowers, except obvious ones like roses or daisies. But I still think plants and flowers are something fabulous to look at and take photos.
In fact, a few months ago I couldn’t tell you the names of the above flowers but I asked on my personal Facebook page. A few people were kind enough to tell me what I took a photo of. I was told the red one is a bottlebrush, the yellow is lantana and the last one is a Mexican bird of paradise. If you know better, please let me know! I just depend on the kindness of strangers.
Personally, I love the Mexican bird of paradise out of these three. But my favorite flower over all? That is a tough one. I have always been partial to white daisies.
What is your favorite flower? What in your neighborhood would make a good photograph? Leave your answer(s) in the comments.