Triple Image Sundays: The Arteest At Work

15 Apr

This space is usually reserved for single image Sundays/Saturdays, but this week, it’s bonus time with a look both behind the scenes and close-up.

An Early Rose - click for full size view at Flickr

An Early Rose. Click for full-size view at Flickr

Sometimes, the moment presents itself to you and it’s just your job to step up and be a part of it. Awesome when that happens. Bonus: a behind the scenes view of what goes into a shot like this. Not very glamorous, but interesting, perhaps.

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What do you think? Have you ever had a photo opportunity present itself to you, and were you ready to get the shot? Do you make a special effort to have your mobile phone ready just in case? Let us hear from you in the comments!

14 Responses to “Triple Image Sundays: The Arteest At Work”

  1. roseman7stan April 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    I am a long time and old school “shutterbug”. Thanks for posting a note on my Colorado Rosarian Website Richard. Good site you have put together here.

    • rsmithing April 17, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

      Thanks very much, Stan. I appreciate your taking a look around. Incredible photos at your site for sure.

      • roseman7stan April 18, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

        Thanks so much again. New bloom photos will be going on the site in about a month.

  2. Carol Welsh April 16, 2012 at 11:39 pm #

    Beautiful! And yes, I’m always sort of “paying attention” to the beauty of the flowers around me…and from there the photo opportunities just happen. 🙂 I’ll just turn my head and see a flower in a certain light, and that’s all it takes.

    • rsmithing April 17, 2012 at 8:23 am #

      That’s one sure-fire path toward creating cool photos: be surrounded by attractive subjects in the right light! It’s still great when the moment hits and you know you’ve captured something beautiful. Thanks for stopping by!

      • Carol Welsh April 17, 2012 at 9:33 am #

        Well, beauty is “all in the eye of the beholder”…that’s for sure. I see amazement all the time in the tiniest things, which can be seen by the fact that I love the close-up shots. Other people probably wonder what I’m doing, but to me it is simply beautiful. As an example also, my flower photo that you commented on, I’m really not sure how many people really see the beauty in that flower in that photo…but I do. I’m following your blog now because it looks like you have lots of interest and talent here. 🙂

        • rsmithing April 17, 2012 at 10:58 am #

          Thanks very much! I will do my best to keep the content interesting now that you’re following ;). And don’t let other people concern you: always go for the shot. Speaking of detail, have you ever considered macro photography? I’ve been turned on to a whole world of detail that way – mainly insects (warning: not for bugphobes), to your point of “eye of the beholder.”

          • Carol Welsh April 17, 2012 at 11:10 am #

            Yes…macro photography, that’s what I go after many times. Just yesterday, I caught the light on the very center of a daisy and took a macro shot and found it all so amazing to see such intricacy. I do take the photos mostly for myself, so it doesn’t matter to me who likes what. Everyone is different and that’s the way it’s supposed to be. It’s always nice to hear something positive, but for me, it’s mostly my own exploration and ability to capture nature’s amazement. I share photos on my blog just to share what I have seen…and maybe someone else will see something beautiful as well. It’s all about reminders of this beautiful world that we live in.

            • rsmithing April 17, 2012 at 11:37 am #

              Well said!

              • Lorrie Morrison April 26, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

                Thank you for your comment at my blog! I do appreciate it! I’ve always liked the light that plays on flowers and landscapes. It’s always nice to meet other photographers. I’m not a pro at it, but am mostly an artist and designer. Inspiration is always through many things for me! Nice blog you have!

                • rsmithing April 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

                  Hi Lorrie – thank you for stopping by! great point you make about being an artist & designer. That’s exactly where I’m coming from, too. I don’t claim to be a pro photographer at all, since I’m from the world of graphic & web design. But I think it’s all art, and that’s enough for me. As long as we enjoy it, that’s what counts, right? 🙂


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