Category Archives: Flowers

Charleston

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We just concluded our first tour of Charleston, South Carolina! I was last in Charleston about 8 years and revisiting this fantastic city was even more fun than I remembered. Charleston has so much to offer photographers. The beautiful architecture of the old city, beaches for sunrise, plantations and gardens to just name a few of the great shooting locations.
 

We are looking forward to returning to this great city! Drop us an email at info@roadrunnerphotographytours.com if you would like to be notified when we offer our next tour in Charleston.

 

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Brrrrr!

Are you ready to get out of this freezing cold windy winter and to celebrate spring?? Well we sure are! Join us for an amazing trip to Charleston, SC. To learn more and to register, click here.

 

Playing With Ice

Although winter is steadily coming to an end, ice may have a place in your future! Here is a fun idea to try out at home, maybe on a warm summer day to keep you cool while you practice some macro photography.

Start by taking a plastic container or a clear Pyrex cooking dish, filing it with water and submerging flowers, either silk or real). Put this in the freezer the night before you need it and let it set up. You do not want to freeze it too early, as the ice could turn weird on you.

Next day, take it out and out it in a large aluminum baking dish, or something similar.

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Start shooting away. You might be intrigued by the results… soft, hints of subject matter.

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Be creative… you don’t need to stop at the ice… use textures and borders to highlight your image!

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The possibilities are limitless! Let your creative juices flow!

It’s Almost That Time of Year Again! Cherry Blossoms!!

That’s right, it is nearly that time of year… Cherry Blossoms! You would think that Spring lasts for weeks, but really, in a Cherry Blossom’s life cycle, this period of time is brief and in fact, very elusive. Weather is the biggest factor, with varying degrees of impact. For example, last year:

  • The weather pattern resulted in blooms being nearly 3 weeks late.
  • Windy mornings near the water make it impossible to get a crisp shot.
  • Rain, very common during early spring in DC, knocks all the blooms off.
  • Late-March and early-April is generally frigid, making the experience less than pleasant.

But who’s listing! Capturing the elusive cherry blossom is what we, photographers, are all about. Suffering for that one stunning image! So get ready, because it coming… RRPT will hold a Meetup, so keep an eye on the Meetup page (click here), as the Meetup will be announced as the timing predictions get more accurate.

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The Illusive Blue Bell

For a week or so every year, this little blue flower pops up in wet shady areas around VA. Delicate and happy to groove in the wind, these flowers are more challenging to capture in camera than one might imagine. The slightest breeze moves them about. They are low to the ground (so us folks with older knees suffer). They like wet, shady areas so hand-held images are nearly impossible. They are nearly translucent, so bright day light can blow the petals right out. And these are the reasons we go back year after year to shoot them! Now is the time folks… there may be a few good days left…

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