Being somewhat lazy, I took advantage of the cheap aquarium tank that RK had just set up for his Red Bull shoot. We had some food dye left over from painting Easter eggs and I always wanted to try photographing colored dye as it disperses in water. We set up a softbox with Streaklight strobe flash at 1/8 power right behind the aquarium to create a high key "true white" background. Also used an adjacent mounted speedlight flash, but not sure it was necessary. I rather wish this was a gif movie as it was meditative to watch the ink disperse, but as you can only submit one image, picked this one because it captured one of the drops of dye before it hit the water. Some Lightroom edits. Thanks to RK for hitting the camera shutter while I played with the food dye. :-)
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One year ago today, I lost my sweet, funny mom. It still feels like it was only just yesterday – not a day goes by that I do not think of her with immense love in my heart for all she did for me every day of my life. I miss her to bits.
“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.” ~ Haruki Murakami (Kafka On the Shore)
This is one of the most elusive flowers in my garden (when it comes to capturing a sharp photo). They are quite delicate and “wavy” in the slightest breeze. The first time I laid eyes on the particular variety “September Charm” with its pink flowers and greyish buds… I was hooked. I did not know what it was though and I was quite obsessed about it until I finally managed to identify it. Victory! It’s been in my garden ever since even though it tends to be a tad invasive… I live with it because I love it. The white variety pictured above is called “Honorine Jobert”. So, so pretty.
This sedum is the companion plant to the pot with the hens and chicks. It’s also recently started to bloom and these are the insanely twee wee flowers and yeah, I managed to get exactly twee of them to pose for the picture …. whaaaaaaat!!!! Pun totally intended. Little wonders indeed and so very pretty in pink.