Eyelash Hearts

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I was so excited to see these little flowers shoot out from my eyelash plant a few weeks ago. They form at the end of long spikes, in small clusters.

I’ve had the plant for nearly ten years, and didn’t even know that it flowered, but I moved it to a windowsill recently, and it must have liked it.

These are tiny blooms, about half a centimetre each little heart, so I needed my macro lens. I am working on some in black and whites, as I just love their shape and form, but I couldn’t resist sharing these now just as they are, with their delicate icecream blush..you’d almost think it was Summer to look at them!

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© C. Rennie, 2013

The Right Light

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I’ve burbled on a bit about my love for light in many a post since I started here. It has amazed me just the difference that light makes to a photograph. This may seem obvious, but I truly didn’t quite understand its importance and significance in the mood or feel of an image before I started taking this time to learn.

I have an absolute favourite corner in our house for taking the kinds of shots above. It’s in the corner of our living room, just near a North West facing patio door. All day the light changes there, and makes the most beautiful shades. Sometimes I love to just sit and watch it. It is fascinating how it changes. I have actually moved all of our furniture round to take advantage of this lovely light, so that a table and flat area of wall is there waiting for a picture to form.

I painted the walls of this room a light reflecting grey, not just because I love how it works with the wood and colours we have there but also because I knew it would work as a great backdrop for the kinds of photographs I wanted to take.

Sometimes, a small gleam of sun will reach its way into that corner, and sometimes it just rests in a silvery haze. It is always surprising, and fickle too.

At the moment, light is spare, and I have been struggling a bit to get the effect that I want. But today, it came in and gave me something that felt like the edge of Spring – perfect for these growing beauties, my beans and hyacinth.

Emerging, seeking, the essence of new breath..

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© C. Rennie, 2013