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Pictures for Pam, Day 171: Macro Monday: White on White

Pictures for Pam, Day 171: Macro Monday: White on White
(+10 insets!) (please view large!) :)

What a gorgeous day! The species of flowers in bloom on our property right now is just amazing…they are so beautiful! So many colors, shapes and sizes, it's mind-boggling! To be honest, it actually makes me feel very stressed out. Every year it's like this…I have the urgency to take pictures constantly and yet I must resist and force myself to just relax and let the flowers come and go. I have to remind myself that there's just no way to keep on top of all of the species of flowers and even if I could, I'd never be able to process all of the pictures. Case in point: years ago I worked on a project, "The Flowers of Spring and Summer" and did my best to photograph, process and post every species in bloom on our property. Over the months I ran myself ragged as I explored every inch I could get to on our 26 acres. In the end I got so worn out that I just couldn't work on the project anymore. So now I have folders of pictures that have not been touched. Sadly I don't even know where I left off so it would be a challenge just to figure out where to pick up that torch. Ugh.

Do you ever feel like you should be out there taking pictures and processing everything? It's such a struggle. But you know, it's just not a race you can win. It is, however, a good time to practice relaxing about trying to document everything. I feel like I need to document every wonderful thing I see and experience and I think that learning to chill out about this is something that would be good for me. I've noticed that as I get older, I'm not so frantic about this, but it's still hard sometimes. Especially now with so many pretty flowers and plants exploding so vibrantly everywhere. :) But it really is a fact: we will never ever be able to get through all of our pictures and that's just the way it is…so, I'm learning to deal with it! :)

Ok, today is Macro Monday! The theme is "white on white" and the first thing I thought of was my wedding dress! It is such a pretty thing but not overly fancy. The dress has all kinds of lovely iridescent-white beads sewn into the fabric in a leaf and flower design that is just so pretty. The problem is that the thread is wrapped in a gold foil and unfortunately takes away from the "white on white" concept of this week's challenge. I did my best though and I hope that the threading isn't too much into the realm of "cheating". I had better luck with my veil, which is white with iridescent white bugle beads sewn in at the edges and made for some really fun pictures that are more in keeping with the challenge. Also, I got a simple but usable picture of the ribbon sash which turned out nicely. And finally, Steve bought me a lovely string of pearls which he surprised me with on our wedding day…they are so beautiful and delicate. I have only worn them a couple of times but I love them so much. When I looked at my pictures, the pearls were the easy favorite for my main picture. I am sharing 10 extras as insets (one shows a wedding picture to see the dress!

Pam, I looked up "white" on your photo stream and though I did find plenty of white flowers and such, I was thinking about wedding pictures, so I tried that and found the wedding collage you posted in 2015 which I remember so clearly. It's so lovely. And you know what I forgot? We both got married in 2005! You in January, and Steve and I in November! It's been quite a ride, hasn't it? But a wonderful one with its marvelous ups--and for me, things are better than ever. I do have you to thank for helping me to figure out how to fix some things. I will always be indebted to you, Pam my dear. *BIG HUGS always*

Explored on 4/30/19, highest placement, #8.

Lucette, Tan Tee Huah, Gabi Lombardo, Susanne Hoy and 42 other people have particularly liked this photo


26 comments - The latest ones
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Awesome series!

Admired in:
www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
17 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
OH Jnet.. your wedding dressas so beautifuk !

what a handsome couple !
17 months ago.
 Eva Lewitus
Eva Lewitus club
Thanks for posting your wedding picture... May you stay happy for ever and ever.
17 months ago.
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
Que de belles idées !! le collier est délicieux !!
17 months ago.
 Kawasirius
Kawasirius club
Superbes macros de ces ravissantes perles ! Joli travail !
Quel beau couple vous formez avec Steve sur cette photo souvenir ! Meilleur vœux !
Je vous souhaite une belle journée Janet !
17 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
A fine series, Janet ! Good Morning !
17 months ago.
 Janano -
Janano - club
Sounds like you enjoyed the challenge Janet with. A trip down memory lane too. Beautiful image and you should definitely wear the pearls more!
17 months ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
What a wonderful idea and photo
17 months ago.
 Boro
Boro club
JOLIES ************
17 months ago.
 Chris10
Chris10 club
Good work you did with this nice picture and all your wonderful PiP's Janet! Love them all...

Greetz, Christien.
17 months ago.
 Ruesterstaude
Ruesterstaude club
O Janet, was für eine Mühe hast du dir wieder gemacht! Und das Ergebnis ist wieder umwerfend!
17 months ago.
 polytropos
polytropos club
Excellent idea and layout!
17 months ago.
 cammino
cammino club
Great idea and superb realisation!
17 months ago.
 FotoArt
FotoArt club
Die Perlen sind einfach perfekt!
17 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
This main picture is just exquisite! The pearls in the front perfectly in focus and the rest snaking away into a bokehlicious background haze.

The pictures in the PiPs of your wedding dress and veil are also really lovely! As for your wedding picture - all I can say is that the pair of you scrub up really well :-)

Excellent work................and some fond memories I'm guessing!
17 months ago.
 Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma club
beautiful, great dof and tones
17 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbes photos et notes. Nicole.
17 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
beautiful shots!
17 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Oh wow - such beautiful photos. I just love the pearls - so delicate and so beautiful. I also love all the little bits of jewellry on the lace - so you had a very pretty and delicate wedding dress. As for that wedding day photo - gorgeous. You both look so happy and what a handsome groom to go with the beautiful bride. This is the first time I'd seen Steve, it's so nice to put a face to a name now. These pictures are just amazing Janet.

As for wanting to photograph everything and anything - yep I'm pleading guilty here too. I never throw away any photo SDHC cards, nor delete anything on them, because I feel I need to sometimes look at my old pictures and see how far I've come from the beginning and how much I've learned. I put them all in a lovely old Greek bowl, each in their own little plastic zip lock to protect them. I've also put all my pictures on external pen drives, and I think I've put them onto DVD's too - oh dear I'm so terrified of losing my pictures, I save them on all sorts of things!!! As I'm not mobile at the moment, the car having given up the ghost, I do get upset when I see that there is a gorgeous sunset and I can't get out to it, nor go out into the countryside to see what's happening out there. Still soon I'll be in Turkey and Mandi has a car, so we'll be out and about every day, either out exploring or lying on a lounger in the sea!!! Bliss
17 months ago.
 Chrissy
Chrissy club
die Perlen zaubern so ein schönes Bokeh!
17 months ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
Lovely macro images and a beautiful wedding photo, Janet. Yes, the problem of having to "catch up" with images from time to time - I've been sidetracked into my Easter shots, but the Europe trip remains waiting! I'll get there. :-)
17 months ago.
 micritter
micritter club
Excellent work. Great clarity of the macros. Very beautiful wedding photo.
17 months ago.
 Valfal
Valfal club
What special subjects for your photos! What a beautiful bride you were/are! I love the pearls, they are a perfect subject to get white on white with! Excellent macros all! :-))
17 months ago.
 Gisela Plewe
Gisela Plewe club
Ich mag die Perlen am meisten!
17 months ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
The chain of pearls looks gorgeous. You photographed this piece of jewellery fantastic. Some few pearls are sharp and shine in the light. And the others vanish as light dots in the background.
I like the embroidery that adorns your wedding dress.
17 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
masterwork
17 months ago.

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