Saturday, February 9, 2013

Focusing on Life: Feel the Love

Yeah...I was thinking that "feeling the love" would involve people of some sort, but I think it's more about capturing how much fun I had with my friends at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens last weekend.  This is my favorite shot of the day.  The little sign near it said that it's witchhazel.  I've never seen anything like it before and when I think of witchhazel I think of Tucks medicated pads and then I just laugh and laugh.

So, I took along three friends who weren't really into "photowalk" mode, but they were great sports.  Then, I was a little surprised and really thrilled when they all pulled out their "little" cameras and phones and started playing when we went into the tropical plant house.  We ended up in there for about an hour and all had sooooo much fun exploring camera and filter features.  It was awesome!

I got a shutterfly coupon in the mail this week and decided to order a copy of this one.  Can't wait to see what it looks like live!

There are lots of photographer/bloggers out there sharing love this week...
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22 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful photo and the Tucks makes for a pretty danged good laugh to go with it.

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  2. Sharing the day with friends...I can feel the love. You convey it with your photo and your commentary.

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  3. witchhazel is a really stunning, magical plant - neighbours of ours had one...
    a gorgeous photo, and the perfect reminder of a great day with friends :)
    happy saturday!
    no. 18

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  4. Great shot Jenn, love the bokeh you captured as well! I would find a way to spend an hour in a tropical plant house right about now too, it's freakin freezing here!

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  5. I don't think I have ever seen witchhazel the plant before. Love teh picture.

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  6. I've never actually seen the plant. You got a gorgeous shot! It's pretty cool that you friends started taking pictures too.

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  7. The memory behind a photo makes the picture all the more powerful

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  8. There's nothing better than sharing a day with friends, and that photo will forever remind you of the love you shared on that day. Beautiful shot!

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  9. Such a lovely photo! I can imagine the good time you had. Your photo isd the best kind of keepsake

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  10. Great shot. Love the unfocused background. A day spent with friends is a wonderful way to feel the love.

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  11. Sounds like you had a fabulous time at the gardens! The colors you captured in the photo are amazing, I had no idea witch hazel was that pretty!

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  12. That is a great photo. I love how the red just pops!

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  13. This plant looks more Jim Henson created, beautiful! Love the story that shares the love, sounds like a great way to share time

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  14. What a wonderful moment with friends, and gorgeous closeup.

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  15. Beautiful photo. I had no idea that was what witch hazel looked like either! Glad your friends eventually got in the photo spirit; once you snap a photo it is completely addicting!

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  16. Great photo, Jen . I know I feel the love when I hear you laugh! Hope to hear it in person soon.

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  17. Never in a million years would I have matched witchhazel with that image and it is stunning. Sounds like you and your chums had a blast! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  18. So funny! It wouldn't ever have thought of Witchazel being pretty but that is a great shot!

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  19. That photo really speaks of the fun you had with your friends, and the big 'realisation'. Great that you could inspire your friends' photo skills!

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  20. Sharing the day w/friends,...that's love. Sharing the day w/your friends and sharing what you love to do w/them and having them join in and have fun - that's really love-ly! And that's one amazing photo, too!!

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