Sunday, September 7, 2008

Beautiful Weeds

As an avid gardener, I try and keep the weeds in my gardens under control. Recently, one of my gardens has been taken over by a strangling, Morning Glory type of weed. But early one morning last week, I looked out the window and saw the weed in totally different light, literally and figuratively. I grabbed my camera with my Lensbaby 3G, ran to the garden and started shooting. I ended up making some of my favorite images of the summer, and was really glad I hadn't totally rid my garden of the pesky vine. Some images are just meant to be, and it pays to seize the moment!

Kathleen Clemons
Instructor of:
Capturing the Beauty of Flowers
Lensbaby Magic
The Art of Food Photography


Anonymous said...

I had to laugh as I read this post because it was your class that taught me how to see the beauty in shooting flowers, plants and, yes, even weeds! :) I learned so much in your flower class that people really noticed a difference in the flower shots I posted. Your class taught me the mechanics, but it also taught me how to "see" the shots and how to make the light work for me. Those are things I struggled with before your class. I can't wait to take your lensbaby class too. I've never shot with one and have been admiring your lensbaby shots for quite some time. I need to develop an eye for that too! I've also recommended your flower class to a friend since we're going into the holiday season and she wants to make her own Christmas cards for her family with all the lovely plants from the season. I can't wait to see them! Thanks again for all your help and I can't wait to see what else you post! -K Stevens

A fan and student of Kathleen's said...

Some might say, “What a lucky shot !” Not so. A gorgeous image like this sits, partially imagined, in the mind of someone with artistic vision; someone who is a keen observer. Add that to expertise with photographic equipment and when the actual scene presents itself, that artistic, visionary, person with the necessary photographic expertise creates a treat for all our eyes like this one. I love the notion that “Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication”. I think Kathleen’s gorgeous image is a perfect example of that notion.

Kathleen Clemons said...

Thanks very much to you both!