Light from within a bush. by maggiemae

Light from within a bush.

Its a treat for me to see comments on my postings that are or aren’t relating to the photo.

Today I attempted a shot from the window into the developing rhododendron. This is what my camera decided. I just can’t focus on what I want to focus on but I’m not buying a better camera.
So I decided to go with it! Used a texture from picmonkey on this blurry shot - red flower, green leaves, light and a frame.


Three good things:
1. Planted a new kowhai called "Dragons Gold" that flowers in winter and brings in the tuis - that I photographed recently!
2. Into another book - from the Battle of Britain to the Monarch Butterflies migration from Chicago to Mexico! My mind is reeling!
3. Remembered the phrase “cut the mustard” and John googled - if you could, you were up to it, if you couldn’t……!
It's intriguing Maggiemae, love the colours.
August 22nd, 2015  
Very creative.
August 22nd, 2015  
This one definitely "cuts the mustard"! What a beautifully abstract image! FAV
August 22nd, 2015  
I see a goldfish in a bowl!! I haven't heard cut the mustard for years! You are much more adventurous with your photos than me!
August 22nd, 2015  
bep
Very intriguing, Maggie; I'm not sure if I like it...;-)
August 22nd, 2015  
What a fun interpretation. Enjoy your butterfly book. It is a miraculous process.
August 22nd, 2015  
It's quite beautiful - looks like a screen print on silk.
August 22nd, 2015  
all our eyes interpret art different.
my interpretation is 1970's pop art
August 22nd, 2015  
Really like this
August 22nd, 2015  
@gijsje I like that you say that, Bep - means that you are honest in your opinion!
August 22nd, 2015  
@happypat They just happen, Pat and sometimes I want to be rebellious and not post beautiful stuff all the time! Can't do the incredible stuff but thats a challenge!
August 22nd, 2015  
@snaphappi Thanks Maggie - I think thats why I was attracted to this texture overlay!
August 22nd, 2015  
Wonderful colors and light! Fantastic abstract.
August 22nd, 2015  
Fav! I love this abstract!
August 22nd, 2015  
nice abstract, good colouring
August 23rd, 2015  
Great photo fav
August 23rd, 2015  
fabulous abstract and great colours and texture
August 23rd, 2015  
Such a pretty piece of art you've created! Fav!
August 23rd, 2015  
This one I like Maggiemae... it's like an artist's blocked canvas... A Fav for me.
August 23rd, 2015  
@vignouse Thanks, Richard - I tend to think it looks like a bunch of squashed peaches but then I'm not going to say no to some nice comments!
August 23rd, 2015  
What a great effect, make the painter cry,
August 23rd, 2015  
Looks like fabric to me. Am I thinking of batique?? Not sure this is how you spell it though.
August 23rd, 2015  
I like this. Looks like canvas. Thanks for sharing tree good things. We tend to see the negative each day.
August 23rd, 2015  
@ishutter That rings a bell Kim - think its called batik! Wax resistant dying of fabric!
August 23rd, 2015  
@sdutoit Of course there are negative things around all the time, Sylvia and its difficult in your situation to separate them. It has to be totally personal, these nice things!
August 23rd, 2015  
Neat abstract look, colors
August 23rd, 2015  
Very cool abstract, Maggiemae!
August 23rd, 2015  
Lovely.
August 23rd, 2015  
Cool abstract
August 23rd, 2015  
Great abstract and colours
August 23rd, 2015  
cool abstract, even if it wasn't intentional at the beginning ;) Best shots often happen that way !
August 23rd, 2015  
I love abstracts - fav
August 23rd, 2015  
Cool abstract!
August 23rd, 2015  
I like how you processed this Maggiemae. You've made it into a great piece of modern art. I cannot claim to know or understand modern art but but son would happily hang this on his wall!
August 23rd, 2015  
Such an abstract capture and very colourful.
August 23rd, 2015  
well, you created a really colourful abstract shot, maggiemae. lovely!
August 23rd, 2015  
I think your camera made a great choice. Wonderful abstract
August 23rd, 2015  
I thought you'd done an abstract painting and then photographed it! Excellent
August 23rd, 2015  
I really like the way this turned out. It would be a perfect entry for the word challenge "abstract."
August 23rd, 2015  
Definitely modern art. Great colours xx
August 23rd, 2015  
I really love this as an abstract, fav for me. The texture s great.
August 23rd, 2015  
We went food shopping today, well, Jeff had to take me because the car is dead and we have to eat. He is very distracting in the store but he thinks he's helping! I don't want to hurt his feelings though so I say, "Oh, we need milk, go get that" and then I have minute or two to think. So, I was getting some meat and so were two other ladies. It looked like we were doing a square dance and we all started laughing. It seemed like I saw them every other aisle after that. And then they showed up in the check out line! One said, "You're going to think we're stalking you!"

Please note I said nothing about the picture and I hope you enjoyed that random commentary on my day. (o:
August 24th, 2015  
@olivetreeann I love your random comments, Ann thank you! I know that square dance!
August 24th, 2015  
Cool abstract!
August 24th, 2015  
Bev
Great abstract, Maggie. I remember the phrase "cut the mustard"!! Does that mean I'm old? I don't think that's used anymore! I think that @olivetreeann was really stalking the ladies in the grocery store to see what was in their cart for photo ideas.
August 24th, 2015  
It can make for an intriguing shot that everyone sees different when this happens. I am puzzled that your camera wouldn't focus on what you wanted. Do you have a single spot focus that would help.
August 24th, 2015  
@jennywren It was on zoom from the window and I had it too close to the flower. It would have focused if I reduced the zoom but I do want to practice getting it right.
August 24th, 2015  
really artistic results
August 24th, 2015  
I really like this. This something I would hang in my home.
August 27th, 2015  
Fabulous abstract. Was going to comment on it being strange that you couldn't choose the focal point, but then saw your explanation to Jen above.
August 28th, 2015  
Great abstract
August 28th, 2015  
Very nice picture :)
August 31st, 2015  
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