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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Grape Hyacinth

Grape hyacinth
Yesterday afternoon I had to drop Keira off at our church for a Youth Group function and I noticed these sweet grape hyacinths growing in the church's flower bed.  This evening after I dropped the kids off for Youth Group and Bible Quizzing I grabbed my camera to capture the cuties.  The sun was setting and hitting the flower bed just right.  I knelt down and snapped a few photos.  One of the ladies from church saw me and wondered what I was doing.  When I popped my head up from snapping the last photo, she commented that she thought I was praying.  We both laughed.  Not that I don't pray, mind you, because I do.  I just don't typically drop to my knees in the church's yard to do it.  :)

Right after that a gentleman from my church also commented about what I was doing.  No one was upset with me, just curious.  I told him that if I were at home I would have laid down on my belly to photograph the flowers.  But since I was at the church and there were people all around, I thought it best to just kneel.  He likes photography also and told me a few stories of some strange positions he's been in to get that "perfect shot" and a few shots he's missed due to circumstances.  He understood.  I enjoy talking to people who get it.  That doesn't happen often.  :)

      Live and Love...Out Loud   and then, she {snapped}  WW_KW     

14 comments:

Sarah Halstead said...

WOW! Stunning!

Emily said...

LOVE the light! Thank you for sharing!

Lisa said...

So pretty. This light is just perfect. I get embarassed taking photos like that in public. I know I shouldn't but I do.

A wondering star said...

Great shots of your beautiful flower in sunset!

Heather said...

Beautiful shot love the lighting.

Laura said...

Good story!

Elaine A. said...

What I Love about this photo is instead of thinking you were at your church, I imagined these flowers in a field full of them! Gorgeous light and capture! And I love that the man you talked to "gets it"! :D

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

lovely capture =)

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

Love this and the story that goes with it. I'm always concious taking photographs when there are lots of others around and it's not a touristy place. We really do draw attention to ourselves - one person thought I had collapsed one day and even stopped the car to check that I was ok.

Ellie said...

Lovely image - I love the sunlight in your picture.

karren said...

Oh, I love your dialog here, and I laughed out loud. I thought you WERE down on your belly . Sometimes I cannot get back up without putting on quite a scene....My mother always said, "the proof is in the pudding". In other words, I can see that you know what to do, and you have really shown off your talent in this magnificent photo.

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

That sun flare on that is so beautiful!!!!

Ruth said...

A beautiful image and gorgeous light. I know what you mean, my knees are still recovering from shooting spring flowers a few days ago :)

deb duty said...

Wow!! That light is GORGEOUS! I don't think I've ever seen prettier light. Beautiful photo!