A flower blossoms for its own joyOscar Wilde
We are saying goodbye this week to a much-valued member of our blogging community, Bren. Her photography blog has long been a favourite of mine, and an inspiration in my own photographic experiments. Her creative, atmospheric monochrome shots and beautiful soft-focus flowers were always a pleasure to view. Like many of her blogging friends, I was sad to read this week that she has recently died.
The Bringing Softness theme Bren chose when she was a guest host for the Lens Artists challenge earlier this year inspired me to try using more soft focus and vignettes in editing my own flower images in response. And I know that these are techniques I’ll continue to use again and again.
Her partner in the regular Monochrome Madness / Midweek Monochrome challenges, Leanne, has written a lovely tribute to Bren. She suggests that we all post photos of flowers in memory of her and her own beautiful flower images.
I wasn’t going to post today as I’m conscious I’ve been rather prolific since returning from Norway. But I couldn’t let pass this chance to honour Bren. So here are a few favourite flowers in tribute to an inspiring photographer and blogger. All have been shared previously but some I’ve re-edited today using techniques I learned through her.