Prairie Fire.

by Paula Wallis March. 17, 2018 470 views

I don't normally photograph flowers. It's kind of how I feel about photographing birds. As beautiful as they are to look at, I find that all the images I capture of them reduce them to nothing more than pretty colours but a boring subject.

I do, however, enjoy looking at other photographers beautiful and creative images of flowers. I guess they're just not my "thing".

Every once in awhile though, I'm inspired to try my hand at it again.

Like this shot, for instance. I was on yet another road trip with my little girl, and I had pulled off to the side on a long, straight, flat and desolate stretch of prairie road in Saskatchewan (there's a lot of those stretches of highway to be found there). I was shooting the highway disappearing off onto the horizon, with canola fields filling up the frame on either side, like vibrant yellow brackets.

I was, naturally, distracted however, by this lovely colour palette and ended up on my knees in the dust on the side of the highway, snapping away as the light faded from the sky.

I still don't think I captured them as well as one could...but again, it was a great memory of a stop on our road trip, as my daughter took advantage of the brief respite from the back seat and ran through the canola fields, enjoying the small freedoms afforded by my many stops along the way:)

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Heike 2 years, 7 months ago

This is so beautiful, Paula. The combination of colors is stunning !

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 7 months ago

So love this image full of beauty and so ethereal.

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Shauna Golembiewski 2 years, 7 months ago

I love this capture. The light, the background, the singled out beauty in the middle of beauty... love it.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 7 months ago

Oh yes, you captured them well! And as Peter said: Very impressionistic!
I don't like botany  at all: hate gardening, don't like decapitated blossoms in vases (I always give flowers WITH roots as present ...). I'm really surprised how many pictures from blossoms on my harddrive. Maybe I like them, because they are not fast enough to escape my camera? wink

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Berckmans Peter 2 years, 7 months ago

I like what you did here,a bit impressionistic. For flowers I have about the same problem, that is why I like flowers in a bigger setting or an impression of flowers. Also macrophotos of flowers I like , that is an other world.Well done here

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