Serenity Circle - February 2019


Welcome to February's Serenity Circle - a collaborative group of photographers sharing images reflecting peace and calm.


I bring a mixed bag to the table this month from both indoors and outdoors. The first image was captured indoors and is one of my favourite photography genres, i.e. still life.

I also found calm practising nature, macro and close-up photography this past week.  I'm hoping to take a macro workshop by Tiffany Kelly some time in the future to learn more about this subject. 

Below are a few samples of my latest macro images (with subtle textures added).  They were inspired after reading a book called "Insights from the Creative Path" by Robert Rodriguez Jr.  The book is not a technical "how to" type of book; rather the author shares personal lessons he's learnt over the years as a landscape and nature photographer.  He includes lots of useful thoughts and gems which encourage you to dig deep and discover your own passion and personal vision as a photographer.  I seriously love this book!

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." 
Ralph Waldo Emerson




Next in the circle is Kristen Ryan, Landscape and Fine Art Photographer.  Kristen breathes the most amazing atmosphere and soul into her images and I know you are going to enjoy visiting her page: Serenity Seascapes.

Comments

Emily said…
You found such beautiful serenity this month! Love that still life and those macros especially! Thanks for sharing!
These are all so beautiful, Wendy! Great variety this month! I do hope you have the chance to take Tiffany's class sometime- it is such a fun experience. You would love it!
Jill Wasiewicz said…
These are all so beautiful Wendy! I love the variety you captured and I also love the images you are creating with the Sol! I'll make a note to check out that book too!
Joan Showers said…
Wendy, I love the variety in your images this month. I just got the Sol and want to find tome to practice more with it.
Wendy said…
Thank you Emily! I'm a sucker for still life. Could fall in love with macro quick too.
Wendy said…
Thank you Eileen. I have taken one of Tiffany's breakouts and it included a short section on macro and I loved that.
Wendy said…
Thank you Jillian. I love the book. It's not a long book, but I found it really interesting. Hope you love it too if you decide to go for it.
Wendy said…
Thank you Joan. The Sol is a nifty wee lens. Perha p s not one I'd use all the time but definitely to mix things up. I love the effects and how it comes close to how I see things so often and therefore definitely resonates with me. So many say the same thing.
Lori McLellan said…
Love your serenity this month, Wendy! the book you mentioned sounds interesting!
Nancy Armstrong said…
Really wonderful photos, such a nice range of subjects that all show off what the Sol can doo. And I love your Scottish words, they are music to my ears! My husband is 100% Scottish and his family is very tied Scotland. His mother had a Scottish Import shop in the Chicago area for many years. I think she used it as an excuse to go back to Scotland to visit.
Wendy said…
Thank you Lori! I couldn't put the book down once started reading it. It's available on Amazon. I downloaded it on Kindle but I'd love a paper copy (for a still life photo, lol). ☺
Nadeen said…
I always love all your work, Wendy. But that still life with the hydrangea is definitely my favorite!
Wendy said…
The hydrangea is my favourite one too! It came from a Valentine's bouquet. Thanks Nadeen! 👍
Wendy said…
I believe you would enjoy Scotland too Nancy! I think you would appreciate all the fine Scottish stories each area has to share. Have you ever visited? You may enjoy a local lasses blog here:

http://www.katrinastewart.com/blog/
eph2810 said…
Your images always convey serenity, Wendy. I love the one of your still life. You are magical with those.
Your macro images look fabulous as well. I know you will enjoy Tiffany's workshop. She is an amazing teacher.
Wendy said…
Thank you Iris! I took one Tiffany's breakouts ages ago and she had a short section on macro in it. I keep meaning to dig it out and study it again.
Vesna Armstrong said…
Very beautiful images, Wendy! So love your still life in this post! The colour tones and mood is to die for! And thank you very much for mentioning the book. Sounds like something I'd love to read. x
Wendy said…
Vesna, I believe you would love the book. It's not long but had quite a few gems to glean from. As always, lovely to have you visit.