Sunday, March 15, 2009

Blog Your Blessings

I stumbled on a great photography blog by Frederick Olsen, Jr.. His blog, NY Nitty Gritty , features many interesting and beautiful images from New York and his home state of Alaska. I thoroughly enjoyed his photography - his images are beautifully composed and many include a bit of humor.

One of the features of his blog I found interesting and challenging was a feature called Blog your Blessings. You may read more about Blog Your Blessings here. Briefly, this project is about taking notice of the beauty all around us, spreading happiness, bringing a smile to someone's face. Basically, some good stuff in an often overwhelmingly negative world. Your post may be just a photo, similar to a Wordless Wednesday, or may be as lengthy as you want it to be. I am excited to begin this challenge and plan to make it a weekly feature on my blog.

For my first entry, I am posting some B&W photos of flowers I have taken recently. I love color photos - especially of flowers - their colors are miraculous. I also, though, enjoy editing the images, and feel that the black and white often shows off the flower's structure and detail in an interesting and dramatic way. Everywhere I look, there are flowers and buds opening up. There is something new to notice every day. I feel blessed to be able to witness this awakening. I hope that you enjoy these photos - I had so much fun creating them!

Have a terrific Sunday! :), allie


UrbanJunkies/zuppaartista said...

beautiful flowers and post allie! :)
happy sunday to you too!

Julie Magers Soulen said...

Beautiful b/w images! I really love the tulips.

Allie said...

Thank you so much, Julie and Michelle!

HandiCrafts said...

Wow!! I think that poppy would look AWESOME blown up to 16x20!!

ara133photography said...

Hi Allie!!
Those are Beautiful!

I'm tagging you :)
I am tagging you with Kreativ Blogger award!
List 7things you love and tag 7 other bloggers:)
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ara133photography said...

Hahaha if I had just scrolled down a litttttle bit past the gorgeous photos I would have seen your 7 things!! :) sorry!!! I'm so unobservant sometimes ;)