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Blue Phlox © 2017 Patty Hankins

A Few Wildflowers

I thought I’d share a few of my recent wildflower photographs with you. I’ve been checking out some different sites this year – finding all sorts of wonderful places to photograph wildflowers. Wildflowers in the woods – purple phacelia and celedine poppies Blue phlox   Smith’s Double Trillium May Apple Blossoms Twisted Trillium – trillium stamineum Butterfly Weed – Asclepias tuberosa…

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Mountains and Clouds at Clingman's Dome © 2017 Patty Hankins

Photos from the Road: Mountains and Clouds

Usually when I’m photographing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or along the Blue Ridge Parkway I’m photographing wildflowers. On my most recent trip I spent much more time creating landscape photographs than flower photographs. One of the subjects that repeatedly caught my eye was the idea of mountains and clouds. I thought I’d share some of my quick…

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Center of a Pink & White Tulip © 2017 Patty Hankins

New Photo: Center of a Pink & White Tulip

  I’ve recently added a new photo –  Center of a Pink & White Tulip – to the shop on my BeautifulFlowerPictures.com website. I’m becoming more and more fascinated with abstract close up photographs of flowers. I was fascinated by the gentle curve of the little pink petal that arced over the center of the tulip so I created this photo to emphasize…

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Teddy Bear Gerber Daisy © 2017 Patty Hankins

Introducing Four New Photographs

I wanted you to be the first to hear that I’ve added four new photos  to the store on my BeautifulFlowerPictures.com website. Three are flower photographs taken in my studio and the fourth is a landscape photograph from my recent trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Newfound Gap, Great Smoky Mountains National Park    Pink & Yellow Dahlia …

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Teddy Bear Gerbera Daisy © 2017 Patty Hankins

In the Studio: A Few Gerbera Daisies

I’m catching up on sharing some of the flowers I’ve taken in my studio. Today I’ll be sharing a set of Teddy Bear Gerbera Daisy photos. One of the things I love about photographing gerbera daisies is all the fun textures and details in the petals and centers.            

Mimosa - Albizia julibrissin © 2017 Patty Hankins

Mimosas!

While I was in Tennessee last month I spent some time photographing a mimosa tree. Also known as silk trees, Albizia julibrissin are native to southwestern Asia. They are invasive in many parts of the United States, and since they are very fertile trees, they are spreading throughout most of the country. They are known for their silk-like flowers in shades…

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Graveyard Angel Cyanotype © 2017 Patty Hankins

Printing Photographs Like It’s the 1800s

For the past couple of years, Bill and I have been experimenting with some historic photographic printing techniques. So far my favorites are cyanotypes and kallitypes. For both processes, you apply a mix of chemicals to paper, put a negative over the paper, expose them with UV light and then develop them in either water or a chemical mixture. Cyanotyping…

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Statue, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, NY © 2017 Patty Hankins

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, NY

I recently edited some photos I took at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow, NY last summer. One of the things I found to photograph was some intricate ironwork on some of the mausoleums.     Several gravestones had intricate Celtic-style carving on them     And, of course, some fabulous statuary       I hope you enjoyed seeing…

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Teddy Bear Gerbera Daisy © 2017 Patty Hankins

In the Studio: Teddy Bear Gerbera Daisies

I’m catching up on sharing some of the flowers I’ve taken in my studio. Today I’ll be sharing a set of Teddy Bear Gerbera Daisy photos. One of the things I love about photographing gerbera daisies is all the fun textures and details in the petals and centers.               I’ll be sharing a few…

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Newfound Gap © 2017 Patty Hankins

Photos From the Road: Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina

I’m back from a wonderful week photographing in the mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. This is one my favorite regions of the country to visit and photograph, so I was thrilled to be back in the area. Usually when I’m in the area, I mainly photograph wildflowers. This trip was a little different, I spent my time photographing the…

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