Spring in the Northwoods is never without the unwanted late snow. This time it was yesterday, following weeks of balmy temperatures. Nothing that accumulated more than a half inch, but 34F temps all day yesterday with heavy rain and slushy snow. It hit the delete key on planned garden and lawn work, but also gave me permission to accomplish some studio floral work, without feeling guilty that I was avoiding yard chores (which will beckon tonight after work). These tulips photographed well on Portra 160, with its subtle palette of color that I have come to enjoy. I am not a fan of the in your face colors of E6 films like Fuji Velvia. I feel they make the world look carnival-like and do not represent the way I see my color images. Being primarily a black and white shooter for over five decades, a little color goes a long way for me.
“All gardening is landscape painting,' said Alexander Pope.”
― Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking