Monday, March 24, 2008

SNOWDROP INHERITANCE

my sister-in-law gave me some snowdrops from her deceased mother's garden a few years back. they have been prolific! this weekend i dug some up, washed, separated, scanned and replanted them. i had to plant (and therefore scan) them during the day, so the background is not the usual black.

9 comments:

Blue Fox said...

Boy, I hope you haven't sent them into terminal shock by digging them up in full bloom!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

What a fun scan and they look very good eventhough there's no black background.

For Blue Fox: snowdrops are best (trans)planted when *in the green*, either during or shortly after flowering.

Di said...

That's a marvelous representation of snowdrops, most pictures (including mine) being a bit ho-hum.

em said...

thanks to all for your comments. my brother told me to transplant snowdrops "in the green."

i've seen some really great snowdrop pics... don't remember which blog had a flower close up underneath with the sky in the background. was that yours, YE? my using the scanner was really cheating!

thanks.

shirl said...

Hi there, wow I really love this image of the snowdrop :-D

I am not familiar with the scanning technique but it certainly has impact - great composition too :-D

Yes, dividing and planting snowdrops in the green is the best way to do it :-D

Amy said...

What a great idea to scan flowers! I love the way the image turned out.

em said...

thanks for the comments, shirl and amy. it is really easy to scan flowers, but it helps to have great software to clean up dust and other issues with the scans. thanks again!

Kerri said...

This turned out beautifully, and yes, the snowdrops look great with the neutral background.
I thought I'd commented here before, but must've wandered off to another post on your blog, and forgot to come back. So many distractions... :)

em said...

thanks, kerri! yes, the i seem to have been posting alot recently... i hope i get my camera back soon, tho'.