Lens-Artists Challenge #110 – Creativity in the Time of Covid

My photography efforts have stayed very close to home in the past six months since the COVID-19 pandemic started.  Most of the camera roll on my phone involves my two-year-old, with a few of the new house that we are moving into next week.

My most common subjects in the summer are always the flowers in my yard; I gave a few examples for this recent challenge.  Since then, I’ve been working on close-ups of flowers, something I’ve always struggled with in terms of framing and focus (my phone does not have a good macro setting).  I was really pleased with this hydrangea from my front yard.  I will miss this bush when we move!

I used the editor in Google Photos to give it just a tiny bit of pop.  I’ve also been doing some cropping for better focus.

You can find more creativity at the original Lens-Artist challenge.



11 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #110 – Creativity in the Time of Covid

  1. Imelda August 17, 2020 / 12:41 pm

    You can get a cutting of that hydrangea, leave it in water, and let it root. Then, you will have something of that plant when you move.

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    • Mei-Mei August 20, 2020 / 12:12 am

      Brilliant idea, Imelda! I will definitely do that, thanks!


  2. Jennifer August 17, 2020 / 12:48 pm

    Ah they’re gorgeous! Do you do anything to the soil to get the hydrangea multiple color gradients in one flower? I’m going to plant one at my new house when we move in and deciding on what I want to do with the soil to determine the color

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    • Mei-Mei August 20, 2020 / 12:11 am

      I did exactly nothing to the soil haha. I like having multiple colors on the same bush, so it works out!


  3. Tina Schell August 17, 2020 / 4:57 pm

    Lovely Mei-Mei. Amazing what you can do with a phone these days! Good luck with the move and enjoy the new home!

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  4. Amy August 17, 2020 / 6:44 pm

    Oh… so beautiful. The colors are beautifully captured. 🙂

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  5. pattimoed August 20, 2020 / 8:37 am

    Hi, Mei-Mei. Best of luck on the move. I love the idea of taking a cutting from the hydrangea with you. A great memento.

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