Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day and A Confession

Happy Valentine's Day.  I have a confession to make at the end of this post.  It's nothing bad, just something every photo in this post has in common.




Let me just start by saying that I do not consider myself a photographer.  I've taken more photos since starting this blog than I have in all my 53 years on this earth. However, every now and then, I'm really happy with a photo.  While going through some of my favorites, I realized that they were mostly flowers.  I also realized the common ground I mentioned.




The natural light streaming through the window helped a lot with these two shots.




The next two shots were taken outside.  Again, natural light.  It was slightly overcast on both days.  Both shots were chosen for my feature in Romantic Homes.





If you've been following me for any length of time, you know I have a passion for close up shots.





Inside shot, midday, with natural light streaming through the window.




Outside shot.




Outside, of course.



So, what's my confession?  Every one of these shots was taken with my digital HTC camera phone. No flash, natural light, and a steady hand.

I hope everyone of you have a great Valentine's Day.


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38 comments:

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

HaPPy H*E*A*R*T*S Day Friend!*!*!
Hugs - Jeanine Burkhardt

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Fantastic! Happy Valentines!

Victoria said...

I still can't get over it that you're in your 50's Rosemary! So all your photo's are taken with your phone? Wow! I have a digital camera, it's very old now...about 8 years I think so I always have to tweak my pics in PicMonkey to get them to look halfway decent!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Suzan Sweatman said...

I can't believe their taken with your phone - I bought a camera because my photos were so crappy - and they still are lol..............
53 - same age Rosemary!
Your photos are ( and always are ) gorgeous - so that's obviously another of your great talents!!!
Hugs,
Suzan

Divine Theatre said...

Happy Valentine's Day, my friend!
Maybe this Summer is the Summer we will meet?

xo

Andie

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

HaPPy hEArtS dAy to you too! Loveley photos, thanks for sharing a great tip, I'll have to try it, my photos are not that great. I loved your Romantic Homes photos and I now subscribe. Fun inspiration

Rhonda said...

Well, that's incredible...I would have never guessed a phone camera.
Wow, your images are tres chic!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Amazing! Your photos are great, each one! Sometimes when we don't mean it, they come out terrific..it has happened to me. I'm not a photographer like my daughter who's a pro-photographer and she's given me tips for blogging..before, I never even bothered, lol!! Have a wonderful VALENTINE'S rest of the day, along with your sweetheart.
Fabby

Nici @ Posed Perfection said...

Beautiful photos.I would have never guessed they weren't taken with a DSLR camera. Keep up the great work!
Blessings,
Nici

Createology said...

Lovely Photos. Happy Valentine Hearts...

sandy @ french laundry 132 said...

Happy Valentine's Day sweet Rosemary!

That is amazing those photos were taken with your phone! Simply amazing!

Have a wonderful day!!

bobbie said...

Who cares what they were taken with ~ they are Beautiful!!!

Nancy Carr said...

Happy Valentines Day, Rosemary. Thank you for the beautify and joy you bring into my life.

Donna said...

Wow, hard to believe that all of your gorgeous photos were taken with a camera phone, Rosemary! They are amazing! Happy V Day!

Ivy and Elephants said...

First of all I cannot shut my mouth. 53? No way! Secondly, of course YOU took those pics with a camera phone. Only an artist could make photos like that with a camera phone. Only an artist. Magnifique! Happy Valentine's Day my dear! xoxoxoxo

Paula

poppilinnstudios said...

Beautiful photos! And, have a Happy Valentine's Day!
-Lynn

Karen said...

I once read an article about photography. The author stated it's not the camera,it's the photographer that makes the difference. You are sure proof of that. Your are a true artist and photography is another art form. Your photos are always beautiful.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

They're all gorgeous! I never would have guessed they came out of a camera phone. Happy Valentine's Day to you:-)

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Your 53 year old hand must be much steadier than my 54 year old hand! I would estimate that 75% of my phone pics are blurry from movement.

Michele said...

You are amazing,

Wishing you a lovely Valentines Day

Michele
Pearl 13.1

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

First of all, you look like a baby and much younger than 53. Secondly, you gave me such comfort in saying that you don't have a fancy camera. I love my little digital camera so I think I'll take your inspiration and start using my eyes, head and mind along with my little camera. Thanks and Happy Valentine's Day.

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

I always love your photos! It's amazing that they were all taken with a camera phone.

Pendra said...

Lovely photos! You have one heck of a phone! LOL! You just have a natural eye for it...something some of us don't have (ME)! Happy Valentines Day, hope you have a great day with your family!
Hugs,
Pendra

Susan said...

Wow! Amazing quality for that phone. Can't go wrong with lovely natural light. Happy Valentine's day Rosemary!

Pat C. said...

Thank you, Rosemary, for brightening my day with these beautiful photos!

I don't doubt for a minute that you are able to take such gorgeous shots with your camera phone. There is nothing that you can't do... and do very, very well.♥ xoxo

Burlap Luxe said...

A heart filled month of hearts, hugs, and kisses.

Happy February ...

Xox
Dore

It looks so beautiful over here.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your photos are lovely. natural light is what makes pictures gorgeous..I agree. Can't wait to have more natural light!

Maureen said...

Well, that just proves that it's more about an artistic eye than the equipment you use. I'd rather hear a great pianist on a crappy piano than a bad pianist on a concert grand. You have the eye girl!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Rosemary,
Awesome photos! Great job!
Love the little millinery bouquet.
Happy Valentine's!
All the Best,
Christine

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Ok, 53...no way. You look 30!
Funny, by the end of the post if you hadn't mentioned what type of camera you use, I was gonna ask! Beautiful photographs!!!
Blessings,
Cind

BECKY said...

I absolutely adore the one of the peat pots, Rosemary! All of them are lovely! And I so get the phone pics. I did some shots I really loved with my Canon point and shoot. I do have to say though, that I am in love with my Nikon dslr I got for Christmas. In May I hit 55! Always a pleasure to see what you're up to!!
Hugs,
Becky

Anne said...

You take amazing photos with your phone!Yes natural light is the best.I was told by a photographer that the garage with the door open is the best place to take photos because of the natural light.
xx
Anne

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

I don't have a phone like most people, but I am constantly amazed at the quality photos my friends take with their phones! These are just beautiful.

Jeanette

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

That's some phone! Who cares what you took them with? They're great! Thanks for the "confession."

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

No way you're 53! I thought you were in your 30s. You look amazing. Love your flower photos. I'm surprised the magazine could use a photo taken with a phone camera. I learn something new everyday!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Amazing pictures Rosemary! I would have never guessed you took the pictures with your phone.

Cindy said...

Gorgeous! Some phones take fabulous photos, my Blackberry does. Someone from Romantic Homes asked me to send them photos from my blog... they may be in the June edition where they highlight interesting blogs. I hope I find the one that has your photos in it.

Manualidades said...

Con los dias tan frios que tenemos aqui, me ha gustado mucho las composiciones de flores que has puesto. ´Es rodo un avance de primavera que ya tengo ganas de que llegue.
Besos.
Sani.