Photography: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Photography: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Ah, spring. I grew up in Southern California so I never really appreciated spring because we had no winter. Now that I live in the land of four seasons, I look forward to spring every year. I watch for those signs that the world is becoming colorful again and no sign makes my heart happier than the return of flowers.

And yes, I happily endure the April Showers because here in Colorado, they really do bring May flowers.

So today, I’m sharing a few of my favorite flowers. No how-to today, because I think you should just pick up your camera, head out the door and find what makes you happy about spring.

And remember to stop and smell photograph the flowers.
flower photography icelandic poppy

“The earth laughs in flowers.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

flower photography purple daisy

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed. ~Walt Whitman

flower photography pink daylily

“He paints the lily of the field, Perfumes each lily bell.  If he so loves the little flowers, I know he loves me well.” ~Maria Strauss

flower photography pink hibiscus

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” ~Mulan

flower photography pink peony

“Flowers are those little colorful beacons of the sun from which we get sunshine when dark, somber skies blanket our thoughts.” ~Dodinsky

flower photography orange icelandic poppy

“If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.” ~Terri Guillemets

flower photography daffodil

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” ~Henri Matisse

flower photography purple iris

“In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.” ~Ozuko Kokakura

flower photography pink wildflower

“I hope some day to meet God, because I want to thank Him for the flowers.” ~Robert Brault

spring flower photography daylily

One thought on “Photography: April Showers Bring May Flowers

  • August 19, 2014 at 5:02 am

    Superb shots! taking a picture of small object up close which means that missing the exposure or focus even just a little will lead to shot very different than the one you are trying to achieve. Shooting in manual gives you the ability to easily make incremental changes until you get exactly what you are looking for.


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