Five Minutes with Sweet-Peas

DesleyJane – a lovely arty scientist now living in Melbourne – is also a wonderful photographer and a huge macro fan. She has a new weekly challenge called “regularrandom for anyone to join in with which involves spending 5 minutes with the subject matter.

Choose a scene or an object and keep fixed on that object, and shoot for just five minutes.   You can move around the object or scene but try not to interfere with it. See what happens in that five minutes, what changes, how the light changes, what comes into the frame or leaves the frame, or what other parts of the object you can focus on or use to your advantage.

This year I had a head start with my sweet-peas, but not all the seeds I planted germinated so I wasn’t expecting as many flowers as last year. This is the first tiny bunch I picked in late June. Beautiful rich jewel-like colours and a pure white. All smelling absolutely gorgeous.

On a brief visit back home last weekend I picked dozens of the blooms, but didn’t have time to photograph them. I only hope by the time I get home again there will still be some left!

All photos were taken using my Olympus OM-D E-10 camera  and 40-150mm lens, hand-held.

If you would like to join in then please visit DJ’s site where you will find more information and ideas about the challenge.

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24 Comments Add yours

  1. Tish Farrell says:

    That was five minutes very well spent, Jude 🙂

    1. Dina says:

      Agree totally with you, Tish! Lovely outcome for the time invested, Jude. The sweet-peas are one of my favourites, I have to smile when I look at them in the garden. I’ll pick som elater on, you have giben me som eideas now. That was my 5 minutes brak. We are making room for a little log shed, hard work! 🙂

    2. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Tish – the bunch I picked last weekend was much better though!

  2. Sue says:

    Oh, a lovely pictorial ode to the freesia, Jude!

  3. Sue says:

    Ooops, I mean sweet pea!

  4. desleyjane says:

    Lovely series Jude. I really love the images with the bowl in frame. I’ve never managed to grow sweet peas but I do love them.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks DJ. I have something a little different for next time 🙂

      1. desleyjane says:

        Oooo I’m intrigued!!

  5. restlessjo says:

    Beautifully done, Jude. I love them 🙂 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      I wonder if I have any left. I keep asking OH to cut them, but he is no gardener. He has swapped a bowl of tomatoes for someone to do his shopping!

      1. restlessjo says:

        Enterprising! 🙂

        1. Heyjude says:

          He was becoming rather overwhelmed by the amount being produced!

        2. restlessjo says:

          In view of complaints from certain quarters I have amended my comments box. 🙂 🙂 Not sure I like it though.

        3. Heyjude says:

          ???? Do I need to look?

        4. restlessjo says:

          No 🙂 🙂 🙂

        5. Heyjude says:

          Well I did. 🙂

  6. Su Leslie says:

    Lovely images Jude. Definitely a productive 5 mins. I’m beginning to think I’ll have to call my contributions irregular random! 🙂

  7. Lovely! You’re taking to this challenge like a duck to water. I love your arrangements and your compositions. Stalks especially.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Stalks are interesting and the bit you never really consider when putting flowers in a vase.

  8. RuthsArc says:

    Interesting selection of images and perspectives, Jude.

  9. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Even the black and white ones work Jude. I like this challenge, must join in sometime.

    1. Heyjude says:

      it would work beautifully with your craft stalls

  10. I love sweet peas, but for some reason I rarely grow them. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’m hoping there will still be some on the plants when I get back to Cornwall.

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