I took my camera out into our backyard last week. It was overcast and quite dark, so dark and moody photos was what I was aiming for. I think I pulled it off.
I love plants - they fascinate me with all their different colours, shapes, sizes, textures and patterns. I'm quite addicted, but have been trying to refrain from adding to my collection because the ones I have are already neglected! (Life is busy...)
It's been a long time since I took photos of any of my plants (apart from the occassional quick snap on my phone) so it was good to photograph them again.
Capture Date: 11 Jan. 2021
Location: Our backyard, Emerald, Central Queensland
This photo is what I saw that inspired me to snap a few photos of my plants. I'm so glad I was able to pull it off the way I saw it in my head! It's one of my favourites.
This photo is my other favourite! I have had this photo in my head for a while now, and thought about it everytime I looked at this plant. I'm so glad I was finally able to capture it the way I imagined it! (This plant started as a small cutting and is also loving life and has grown so much the last 6 months!)
Just a small snippet of this plant. I think it's very happy where it is because it's gone nuts!
I think this one is a bit abstract looking. I have a bit of an aloe collection and this is one of them.
I think the corrugated iron fence makes quite a striking background for this photo.
New leaf goodness. I get so excited when my plant babies get new leaves!
This photo (above and below) was the reason I got my camera out in the first place. We have a lot of ironbark trees around our house and they are flowering at the moment! Even though they aren't the amazing pink flowers, they are still beautiful, although I think they may be partially to blame for my hay fever. (There are more photos to come of these beauties so watch this space!)
I would love to know your thoughts on whether you like the colour or black and white version of this photo!
These next photos were taken a few days ago, this time in our front yard! I still had 'phojo' happening for moody garden photos, and felt I had more plants I could photograph in this style! It was sunny yesterday though, so perhaps not quite as dark and moody as the first ones. I hope you still like them!
Capture Date: 20 Jan. 2021
Location: Our front yard, Emerald, Central Queensland
So this one isn't exactly a plant, but it is hanging in my front garden and caught my eye.
This poor plant could use a re-pot and a big drink of water, but I still love this photo.
If a plant needs watering more than once a week, there's a pretty good chance it will die in my garden. That's why I love succulents! They cope with my neglect.
I never planted this plant! It turned up in one of my pots when we were living in town, and no matter how many times I attempt to pull it out, it just keeps growing back. I think we could learn a lot from this little plant!
And this plant I think started as a little leaf that dropped on the ground. Some plants amaze me with how resilient they are. One day I might pull it out and put it in a pot, but for now it seems to be enjoying life.
Last but not least, another one of my favourite plants. I couldn't decide if I liked the colour or black & white better! Feel free to tell me your thoughts in the comments below.
I hope you enjoyed these photos of some of my plant collection! I really enjoyed taking them so you may see some more from my backyard again soon 😉