Sep 20th

Serenity Project – September 2017

Welcome to our Serenity Project for the month of September 2017. The Serenity project is a collaborative photography project in which we want to share images that convey peace and calm.

One of the major things I miss from Germany are the Farmers Markets. Non only can you get fresh meets, eggs, and fruit, but the variety is much better than here in Arizona. When my husband I visited to local Sprouts Farmers Market, I was so happy to see one of my favorite fruits, red currants. Unfortunately they only had one little container left, with a hefty price tag. However my husband encouraged me to get them. Not only where they yummy (and transported be back to my childhood), they were also fun to photograph. 🙂

Red Currants are also good for you. They are high in Fiber, Macronutrients, Vitamin C & K, Iron, and last but not least, Antioxidants. Red currants are small, round fruits that bear a resemblance to grapes. These sweet, juicy berries are commonly used in jams, sauces and various baked goods, or are simply eaten by hand as a snack (my personal favorite way). Adding red currants to your diet plan will give you a boost of nutrient density.

Follow the circle to see what my wonderful and talented photography friend Eileen, of Eileen Critchley, Photographer, San Antonio. Eileen used to live here in the Valley until this past spring. I was blessed to get to meet her in person. I miss her here, however I believe she enjoys getting new inspiration in her new city, San Antonio.

Thank you for stopping by today; until next time, keep calm and eat some Red Currants.

Iris (TGTG)

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  1. These redcurrants look so delicious! Making me want to reach into the screen and pluck them out. Love this post. Haven’t been to a farmer’s market for a while. Noticed one a week ago, but drove past despite my trying to tempt my husband to stop and have a look. Think he knew I’d be there for ages! lol.

  2. Looks so yummy! What a wonderful memory!

  3. I love these images so much, Iris! These look delicious. Miss you, friend!!

 
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Aug 16th

Serenity Project – August 2017

Welcome to our Serenity Project for the month of August 2017. The Serenity project is a collaborative photography project in which we want to share images that convey peace and calm.

“The skies and land are so enormous, and the detail so precise and exquisite that wherever you are you are isolated in a glowing world between the macro and the micro.” ~ Ansel Adams

Since it is still very warm in Arizona, and I don’t want to put my equipment in jeopardy, I am learning to shoot indoors. However, shooting indoors has taught me where the best light is in my house. I usually do not pay that much attention to the light in the home because I love to be outdoors. With this being said the light in our laundry room is better good for macro photography; who knew.

Here are the images I captured of a beautiful, tri-colored rose. This time I chose to photograph with my Tamron, 90mm macro lens, with different depths/close-ups.

Follow the circle to see what my wonderful and talented photography friend Kathy Roberts, of Kathleen Roberts Photography. Kathy lives in the beautiful area of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. I always feel serenity when I visit her site featuring the beautiful area she lives in. Go check our her work for yourself.

Thank you for stopping by today; until next time, keep calm and smell the roses.

Iris (TGTG)

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  1. Gorgeous images of your beautiful rose, Iris! I love that you have found some nice light indoors!

  2. What a gorgeous rose, I just love that color. That last one is really fantastic with the backlight.

    • Thank you so much for stopping by Jessica. Yes, the colors were pretty cool. The last one was actually amazing that I got the light right on that one.

  3. Oh gosh that rose is pretty Iris! Love the light you found in your laundry room 🙂

    • Thank you so much for stopping by Kathy. Yes, who knew I could get some great light in my laundry room, with one small window. I guess this summer has stretched me, in a good way.

  4. What lovely images of this beautiful rose. So very peaceful.

  5. Mabel

    Ah, the curves and light positioning of the last image is gorgeous!

 
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Jul 19th

Serenity Project – July 2017

Welcome to our Serenity Project for the month of July 2017. The Serenity project is a collaborative photography project in which we want to share images that convey peace and calm.

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” Alphonse Karr

As it is still very warm outside here in Arizona, I have to photograph indoors. As I have stated before, it is not my favorite. However I am making the best of it. Surprisingly shooting indoors has opened up my eyes to see the light better and how it impacts my images. As a result I challenged myself to photograph the white roses in different ways by moving them around. Here is what I came up with with the same subject, three different ways. The three images have all been taken with the Lensbaby, Velvet 56.

Follow the circle to see what my wonderful and talented photography friend, Courtney Rust at “The Rusty Lens” is sharing this month.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, keep calm, keep smiling, and let serenity be part of your daily life.

Iris (TGTG)

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  1. I love the Velvet 56 – it’s so versatile. Love your use of this lens – such beautiful images Iris.

  2. I love the soft light on these roses, Iris! I’m glad you have found some opportunity to still shoot, in spite of the bad weather. I love that last image! Such beautiful, subtle light.

  3. Stunning and so very peaceful!

  4. LOVE these! (I thought I already commented, so forgive me if this is redundant!)

  5. Maria Russell

    Very beautiful Iris!

  6. Just gorgeous Iris. I love that last one and yay for Lensbaby for ‘liking’ it too. <3

  7. These are beautiful! I love the Lensbaby too – it is hard to use and you do it so well! Yay for finding new ways to shoot, when it is hot outside (I know all about it living in the Houston area…)!

  8. Mabel

    That last image speaks to me. Quiet and simple.

 
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