Every garden needs a Buddha. I was aiming for a soft, dreamy look, to suit the contemplative expression of the statue.
Bleeding hearts are beautiful when they are in bloom. I chose my position so there would be complementary green in the background. I also wanted a line of out of focus blooms leading to the subject.
I chose a position facing deep shadow while the foreground blooms were backlit. As a result, the background is almost black and the photo is quite dramatic.
Blooming chives. Here, I chose to frame an individual bloom surrounded by its neighbours.
I love geometric shapes and symmetries. The symmetry of this hosta leaf caught my attention. Yet its the asymmetries that make it especially interesting.
A tree peony bloom dead in this world. Given new life in the photographic realm through a liberal application of textures.
Another chive photo, sunlit and taken a few days after the other. Here, I was aiming for minimalism, and made use of the stem as a leading line.
One of the first of our peony blooms. I've used texture overlays to soften the photo and aim for a romantic feeling.