Wednesday, May 21, 2014

peonies


Well I am happy to announce I am not "floundering" anymore! All it took was a grocery store bunch of flowers to get me going again.

This is how it started:

A closed up bunch of peonies

I brought these to my studio on Saturday and went about taking care of some other things. 

On Sunday I came across an article about "time management" and a system that was all about blocking out time to do certain activities in advance. I thought to myself, "this is what I need to do". So from __:00 to __:00 I do ____________, then on to the next thing. You plan your whole day/week/month like that. Very effective - right? So I looked at my calendar and did a quick filling in of tasks and when I would do them.

Before going into my studio Monday morning, I stopped at the store to pick up some more peonies (their availability is very limited). I found some that were a little more opened up and with a ton of potential for luscious blooms. 

So now, not only did I have some already photogenic flowers in hand, but when I walked into my studio I was greeted with an amazing display of bursting peonies.

You know what happened next - the calendar might as well been literally thrown out the window. I have spent the last two days shooting, and loving every beautiful second of it!






I was reminded once again, that the muse doesn't work with calendars and cares little for time management.  So many times I have thought I was going to do one thing and ended up photographing instead.....because there was fog, or there were great clouds or blooming flowers or __________.


In addition to the hours I have been photographing, I of course could not wait to process some of them. Just one more thing I had not planned to be doing..............

Here are a couple from the first batch of peonies:


©2014 Dianne Poinski


©2014 Dianne Poinski


The second bunch had a little more color:


©2014 Dianne Poinski


©2014 Dianne Poinski

I was having so much fun yesterday, that I walked over to the farmers market and picked up some other flowers that are begging to be photographed as I sit here writing this.........everything else will have to wait!





4 comments:

  1. such beauties, love the depth and detail in each one.

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    1. Thank you Barbara! They are a pretty special flower!

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  2. could not agree more about the calendar-out-the-window. and the images are so beautiful, glad the calendar was over-ruled!

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    1. Thanks Marie! I was happy too to have discarded that calendar as well!

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