Everlastings seem to be everywhere at the moment, including a forest of them on a verge just down the street from our house. They cover the whole verge, and have turned a boring streetscape into a floral feast for the eyes.
The other day, I tied the dogs up to a nearby fence post and took some photos—standing, kneeling, and even while lying on my back looking up at the sky with the camera to my eye. Goodness knows what passers-by thought, especially when the dogs began to bark because they were missing out.
I’ll return and take more photos soon (without the barkers), so the next few Midweek Moments could see us all become more intimately acquainted with these gorgeously unusual flowers.
Monique and I had similar ideas. She writes:
I had a plan. A plan to walk down the hill and take photos of my neighbours’ everlastings. And due to other commitments, I’d settled on Wednesday evening for a quick photo shoot. So, I was surprised when Louise revealed she had taken photos of everlastings already. What should I do? Stick to the plan? Or come up with something else?
With little time and a coffee waiting, I stuck with the plan. The wind, however, had other plans. It wanted to make the flowers dance and sway instead of pose prettily. Still, I stuck with the plan, hoping I’d at least get an arty shot out of my attempts to tame nature. Here’s what I came up with:
I’m in love with this photo, especially how the tips of the petals appear to be coming out of a blur of pink and cream. I love that effect—it’s very arty indeed!
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The great thing is that we can use arty for any shots that don’t quite do what they’re supposed to … hehe.
Yes, we can, and I’ve done it many times—even in writing! Sometimes I make a typo, but then it fits the sentence better anyway! Personally, I think your shot is arty anyway—the blur contributes to the effect. I nearly described it as ‘strawberries and cream’, because the colour reminds me of those lollies!