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The Language of Flowers: A Photography Adventure
“Mama, flowers smile when they see you”, that’s what my daughter told me when she saw me with my camera one day.
When I started my photography adventure, I was always taking pictures of flowers be they in my garden or somebody else’s garden.
Every time I see flowers, I could not resist them; I just had to take their picture. If I do not have my camera with me, I will try to ask or beg or buy a few sprigs just so I can take their pictures when I get home.
So my family and friends got used to seeing me take pictures of flowers wherever and whenever I have a camera. I always get so engrossed with flowers such that sometimes I even have to be reminded to take photos of people too.
Anyway, my adventures with flower photography made me discover many things about them and one discovery that I am sharing in this hub is that – flowers can "talk". Yes, you can coax them to talk with a camera by discovering their most expressive angle. Not only that, but by a slight shift of the camera angle, the message they express can change.
When Flowers Talk
The captions I used in these photos are what the flowers "told" me either while I took their photos or after I uploaded the photos to my computer. They are simply my own understanding of what the flowers are trying to tell me.
However, some other message might come to you as you look at these photos. If a new message comes to you, then that is how the flowers talk to you. I would appreciate it if you share with us what their messages are.
Flowers Tug at Your Heart
One of the reasons why I love taking pictures of flowers is that they are beautiful by themselves. With just the right light, they will speak up to you some strong emotion. This photo shows you what I mean by that.
This is one of my earliest flower photos. I was lucky to get the perfect light in this such that it seems to be lighted from within. Thus I title this “deep in my heart”.
Flowers are Fresh and Full of Hope
This flower is called “baby’s breath”. It is usually used as an add-on to a bouquet. Its freshness and innocence seem to capture a new beginning. So I think it’s saying, “hello world!”
Change the Angle, Change the Message
The next three photos are that of the same flowers that I took from different angles. Notice how the messages they convey also changed. Don’t you agree?
And here are two more photos, this time of Anthurium , again showing how a change of angle of the same flower can also change the message it conveys.
Doesn’t this remind you of body language in people?
More Flower Talk
The Language of Flowers is Very Personal
I got more flower photos that speak out to me but I think there are enough examples here of what I’m trying to say.
The language they speak really depends on how you see them. How they touch your heart as you gaze at them. It is really a very personal thing.
I wish to reiterate my earlier request. If you do get a different message from the photos, different from the caption I placed, could you please share the message with us? Thank you.
My Other Photography Hubs
My Flower Book
I now have made a little book about my flower photos. The link is in the capsule below.