Last Sunday evening after a busy weekend spent with family, I was feeling the same way I always do after everyone leaves . . . a bit lost. I had vacuumed up every crumb, cleaned the kitchen and washed a few towels when I suddenly decided I’d had enough of that – the rest of the house could wait . . . until when? who knows . . .
I was tired and I knew I couldn’t sit down at the computer and attempt to work on a project. But a stroll around the yard seemed quite inviting. I picked up my camera and went outside with just one lens (my 18-55mm), no tripod, no expectations.
It had rained and these pansies stopped me in my tracks – I hadn’t even got off the deck before I was snapping away. I was happy that I hadn’t brought my tripod – I could just try to capture what I was seeing/feeling and not worry about ‘setting up’.
I had to crouch and twist to avoid a cluttered background, my hands were shaking a bit, and I had to use a relatively slow shutter speed since it was quite cloudy.
I don’t know, these just make me feel happy. I’m so glad I let the house go . . .
Texture: iAm by Kim Klassen
Crafty Gardener says
Love the last picture.
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Seraphina´s Phantasie says
Wonderful pastell colors and great texture work. Lovely photos !
These are beautiful I love the light and blue and yellow are awesome colors :). Def happy images, Have a great week.
I love your nature photos!
Not sure if it is just me, but these photos have a “batik” vibe to them. Quite lovely!
happy colors. happy feeling. :)
OMW…love the colors in these photos!!! Beautiful. I am in the class BTS with you.
Laurie @ Pride in Photos
Stunning! Love the colors …
sometimes when we least expect it, along comes beauty. really spectacular, love that blue & yellow. Pansies are special and you captured them beautifully!!
A Pretty Life in the Suburbs says
Oh these are so lovely! You need to show me how to use textures!!
Very pretty photo’s. I feel the same way after my children leave. Taking photo’s is great therapy!
Lovely set of pansy photos. Sunday after the rain I was also walking the yard enjoying our pansies.
Gardening in a Sandbox says
Gorgeous. You have created art. Valerie
I’m so glad you let the housework go too! These images are just so happy. I’m visiting blogs from Kim and Xanthe’s class. Your photos are just beautiful.
I still haven’t posted my Texture Tuesday entry. Guess there’s still time.
These are beautiful images. They look like watercolors.
It’s amazing how picking up the camera can make one feel so relaxed and at peace. Locely shots!
Evelyn S. says
You definitely should be happy with the results! First, the colors of the pansies is wonderful! Secondly, I think your POV is great.
these are beautiful! great textures. I came across from the reflections class.
Rosemary Aubut says
Very well done! They look like watercolors! Make me happy too!
Really great shots Kim! I love those moments where you just put camera in hand and start snapping! Last night that happened where a storm rolled through and these strange bubble clouds appeared. I raced to get camera in hand and snap a few shots!
Seeing Each Day says
It sounded like some capturing was just what you needed – a sort of filling up activity when you were probably feeling a bit empty with the family departing. Such lovely captures as a result.
Thanks for stopping by my blog what wonderful shots just like a watercolour painting x
They make me happy too! What cheerful colors! Thanks for sharing this bit of joy with Flower Art Friday.
RedWillow ~ Beauty Seeker says
Really Gorgeous. I love your blog.
RedWillow ~ Beauty Seeker says
Thank you so much. Im a big one on words anyplace I can get them. I too have different ones but Bloom in that series is the only one.
Spectacular shots…especially the last one! They look like fine art.
gorgeous shots and rendering … remind me of a watercolor wash!
Modern Mom says
Lisa Gordon says
Barb, these look like painting, and each one is truly beautiful. Glad you took that walk!
Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!
Fantastic series! Love the color.
Beautiful pansies! Such a wonderful example of God’s creation!
Pieces of Sunshine says
The joy of photography – just you and your camera off for a look-see just in case. I rarely return without capturing something. Your pansies are soft, delightful and refreshing. The house probably looked better already when you returned too.
Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography says
They make me happy too. Beautiful.
No wonder that you have so many comments before mine… These pics are totally awesome! taken from angles that i would never dream of. This is very beautiful and inspiring!
Madge Bloom says
Incredible colors… love pansies they are ‘happy’ flowers! Sometimes other things have to wait, only my camera and how I feel when shooting is all that matters… Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #37!
I love your beautiful pansies – as well as the other gentle compositions I have looked at.