This a selection from my flower photos. These are the lilies that I took with my digital camera. Eventually I’ll share the rest, especially the film ones (some of which I’m very proud of) once I get to an Epson scanner.

The film camera I used is one I inherited from my Grandfather, he loved photography, and he gave my mom a replica of his own camera. Now that I’m taking pictures my grandma has given me some of his old equipment. My family has always had one print displayed of his. It’s a water lily, and it’s been hanging in our house as long as I can remember.

I like to think that the inspiration for these photos came from there, but honestly just looking at the flowers is inspiration enough. The petals are heavy and waxy and the interior so yellow and bright.

So many of these were overblown, the light was even because of the cloudy skies, but it did tend to overblow some of my photos. I probably could’ve fixed this if I had taken the camera off auto, but I could barely see my screen and therefore didn’t trust myself in manual.

Here you can see the interior and how heavy the petals are.

I used to think that the dragonfly was a detractor in the image, but I’ve come to like him.