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Flowers in Bloom

Flowers in Bloom
March is out like a lion this year and so are the spring flowers.  More than just the crocuses are now opening for the world to behold in all their glory.  Our garden was so full of beautiful blooms that I could not resist pulling out the camera again for the early flora.  They were ready for me.

Cramer Imaging's professional quality fine art nature photograph of a single blooming pink tulip flower in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho
Choosing the right flower and the right angle for a quality fine art shot can be interesting.  The local March wind hasn't been making things easy for me there.  Neither has the rest of the weather.

It has been terribly sunny days lately.  The sun has been making me want to go outside and enjoy things out there again but the thermometer disagrees with me still.  This means that there is horrible light on the flowers most of the time (at least for photographic purposes) and I also still need to bundle up some to survive.

It has been frustrating just how the flowers are perfect for the camera but the light and the wind are constantly interfering with my vision of fine art nature pictures in the garden.  Finally, there was a reprieve.

There was an evening where the light was in the golden hour, and hiding behind the neighbor's house, and the wind calmed down some.  This was simply too opportune a moment for me to pass up.  It was the elusive but much needed calm I had been looking for.

Cramer Imaging's professional quality fine art nature photograph of a blooming bright yellow daffodil flower in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho

With my camera in tow, I found that there were several more flowers out on display than the previous time I braved the elements for flower photos.  Some of the tulips, daffodils, pansies, and fruit tree blossoms have appeared.  There are even some late-blooming crocuses still in full glory.

Cramer Imaging's professional quality fine art nature photograph of pink peach blossoms blooming on a tree in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho
With all of nature's glory waking up before me, it can be difficult and downright overwhelming to choose just one type of bloom to focus on.  Such was the case here.  Many different angles were interesting.  The break in the light was just what I needed for these beautiful photographs.

My initial aim was to capture pictures of the lovely blue-purple muscari flowers which are lining the walkway.  They were simply at a perfect stage of bloom for photographing.  My problem was the wind.

Though the wind had calmed down significantly, this is still Idaho.  There is always wind here.  It was kicking up the occasional gust which completely ruined my focus.  I guess I will have to keep trying again there.  If I find a window free of wind, I'll try again.

Fortunately, there were other floral opportunities for me to check out.  The peach trees are in full bloom with their delicate pink blossoms.  Some of the tulips were also out.  Usually, those are much later in the season to appear.  The bright red emperor tulips were not as photogenic this year as they were last year.  The extremely early pink tulips, on the other hand, were far more delightful in the camera lens.

Cramer Imaging's professional quality fine art nature photograph of a yellow blooming daffodil plant in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho
Nicely situated against a leafy green backdrop and perfectly shaped, the pink tulip above was simply irresistible as a subject.  The wind was not so much of a problem with this thicker stemmed plant.  It was also quite sheltered from its surroundings.  The focus was easy to nail and the result is picture perfect.

Also catching my eye were some early daffodils.  I had shot a photograph with daffodils in it last year but I wanted another try at this flower.  It's bright and bold yellow make a statement.  These flowers were also perfectly formed. They did have their challenges though.

This batch of daffodils is planted around a currently dormant rose bush.  While roses are delightful subject in front of the camera, the dormant bush is not.  I had to take care to make sure the dead-looking and thorny branches of that bush were not in view when taking photos of the daffodils.

Getting positioned for this shot was a small challenge in creative photo gymnastics.  I was not sure for a while that I could get in to the daffodils without some of the rose bush in the shot.  Somehow I managed to pull it off and omit the dormant rose bush for several beautiful photographs of bright and happy yellow flowers.

The final stop was to check out the fruit trees for the blossoms I had been seeing out the window for a few days.  I had success with that last year so it bore a minimum of a peak to see.  While the cherry blossom still eludes me, I was pleased to see a tree full of pink flowers awaiting pollination.  Those flowers were also waiting for me to photograph them.

Cramer Imaging's professional quality fine art nature photograph of a blooming bright yellow daffodil flower in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho

Overall, it was an amazing spring flower photo shoot again.  I'm looking forward to what the rest of the year holds for me in photo subject matter.  Happy Spring!