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My home is in Chamberlains, CBS, Newfoundland: a place close enough to sea so that I can go there to watch the glorious sunsets over the bay, and the other infinite variety of sights and sounds that are forever changing, yet forever the same. I'm not as young as I used to be and don't get around much any more, but I've had many wonderful hours of enjoyment with my Yasihca 44 TLR and trusty old OM-2. I've always enjoyed photographing wild flowers, particularly the smaller ones, many of which , albeit mostly overlooked and dismissed as weeds, are exquisitely beautiful. Digital photography, complete with all the magic of its own portable darkroom, has brought a new dimension to the hobby. My OM-2 is retired now, but it is such a beautiful instrument, such a joy to hold and behold, that I don't think I will ever want to part with it. My digital, used mostly, is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30. Its 35-420 mm Leica zoom lens can really reach out for those hard to reach shots. My photographs are strictly amateurish, but hopefully some have succeeded in capturing something of the moment that inspired them.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


. Those little flowers are so tiny, that one would need to get down on one's hands and knees and crawl through the grass and rubble in order to find them, and they are not all that plentiful. I have found only one plant so far in my "spot". The blossoms are only c. 1/16 " in diameter.

. The name is derived from the shape of the seed capusles that look like ancient shepherd's purses.

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Blogger David c.h. Brown said...

Thanks for this beautifully composed photo, and the information that goes with it Lloyd. Great stuff Sir! Dave

12:32:00 AM  
Blogger Lloyd said...

There's something about those tiny flowers that speak most eloquently about the mystery of creation.

11:12:00 PM  

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