Monthly Archives: January 2022

Inside Lisianthus

At the florist, it typically goes by the name Lisianthus. It’s also commonly known as the Prairie gentian, reflecting the grasslands where this flower is usually found (when not at a florist!). The modern botanical name is Eustoma, from the ancient Greek words for “pleasing mouth.”

Inside Lisianthus © Harold Davis

By whatever name, the deep blossom shape called out to my macro-probe lens, one of a series of images I have photographed inside flower blossoms including those shown in Hollyhock ‘Halo Candy’, Falling in Love, Inside Digitalis, Flowers or Sea Creatures, and more.

With these photographs, the macro wide-angle lens on a stalk goes with the blossom. I use the builtin ring light to see to focus, then use a relatively long exposure (usually about thirty seconds) to capture the details inside the flower.

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Wishing you joy, creativity, and light in 2022!

For us, as for the world, 2021 has been an “interesting” year. Some professional highlights include:

You can click here to view my self-selected best images of 2021 (I have self-selected best images as an exercise in editing since 2013!).

Looking forward, we are hoping that the coming new year may be less “interesting” as events unfold. 

If all goes according to plan, we have photo tours scheduled in April for the southwest of France, and in October for off-the-beaten track Japan. It’s also our hope to present the postponed Photographing Flowers for Transparency workshop in August here in Berkeley.

May 2022 be a year of healing, with the blessings of family and community. We are all in this together. Wishing you joy, creativity, and light in 2022!

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