Last week I found this lovely hyacinth bulb in a glass vase (at Safeway) and was so smitten! I mean, look at those roots—I have root love!
And to keep myself accountable and in tune with my Intentions for 2016, I am pleased to tell you I purchased only one … when I really wanted at least two, since there was a white hyacinth as well (this one’s purple). But now, a week later, I’m very happy that I only bought one.
One. is. enough.
All these images were edited in Lightroom with kk_Eve, which reduced the overall saturation and upped the contrast.
This brings me to my quandary about backgrounds and reality. Here we are in sunny Arizona, our condo is light, bright, and airy. And very yellow. Most walls are varying shades of yellow and gold. Some feature walls are dark rust. It’s very Southwest, which I love in reality, but not so much in my still life photography. So when I posted these images on Instagram, I continued to desaturate them to the point of being dull (I’ll try to not be too harsh).
So began my quest to resolve this issue. It was clear I needed some kind of white background. One large enough to set behind my table, or against a wall, and I’m happy to report that with the help of my sweet hubby, it’s done! And I’ll share that story in another post.
Have a wonderful day.
Day 3 of blogging every day in February.
Loving those roots ~ the vase is very pretty! And ~ Thank you Barb for the inspiration to blogging calender ~ I have one now ~ already with bunch of ideas to posts ~ easy to find, instead of notes here and there.
Lisa Gordon says
I saw some of these just the other day, and thought they were just wonderful!
The root system really is something.
Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life says
Barb, A friend gave me a deep blue bulb jar just like yours some years ago. I totally forgot about it till now. I wonder if I can find some forced bulbs at the greenhouse and bring one home for the vase.
wishing you a beautiful day…