Friday, August 24, 2012

Backyard Arrangements and New Obsessions

I spent some time gathering natural treasures from by backyard garden. I then created and photographed a few arrangements.
The first few included leaves and flowers:
And then I took about a million with these seed pods:
Because I'm kind of obsessed with them right now!
These photographs are similar to these arrangements, which I made after beach combing. But they have a very different feel.  I am really enjoying making arranged photographs. It might just become an obsession, as well. What about you? Do you have any new obsessions?

14 comments:

Amy said...

Rinda, I need technical details, esp for photos in the middle, 2,3 &4 I think they are. Your lighting is absolutely fantastic! Backgrounds and where you shot would also be useful - sorry to be nosy, but these shots are really standing out.

No new obsessions to report here.

The Mann Fam said...

These still lifes (or is it still lives?) anyway they are beautiful. I think this obsession is a great obsession that you have.

scrappyjacky said...

I'm really enjoying your still lifes{?],Rinda. I love the comparison between the red and green leaves.

helena said...

they look fabulous and I can understand how creating new arrangements would become addictive. I'm in need of a new creative obsession at the moment - nothing absorbing me and I have time to play !

Elizabeth said...

I like the seed pods!

Sian said...

They're like shots from a magazine - very professional looking!

Carola Bartz said...

Your arrangements are very inspiring, Rinda. I think I will try something like that as well. Those seedpods look nice - what kind of plant is that?

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I really like the seed pods!

Gail said...

These look so professional! I must say I really like that last one.

alexa said...

I love the ones with those crimson and lime green leaves - as Amy says, the lighting in them is wonderful too!

Missus Wookie said...

Lovely lighting on these.

Thought of you and your new obsession as I rearranged my nature finds on my new desk this week :)

nancy y said...

these remind me of the board I made at science camp in 6th grade of the California Bay!

Andy said...

I really like how the seed pods jump out at you because of the stark white background. My new obession seems to be blogger! But I have always enjoyed collecting things to do with nature. Andy

Sonja said...

Very pretty shots and arrangements! <3

Right now I'm obsessed with making cards again after a lonnnnnnnnng hiatus! :)