Friday, August 8, 2014

My Time With Salsify - Take 2

Part 2 of my post about Salsify takes us closer and to more creative avenues.  I have viewed photos in the past that I had the hopes of recreating in my own way, but could never get close enough or get drops to hold correctly on the seedlings.  I always attempted to photograph these on a dandelion and the seedlings weren't quite strong enough to hold what I was trying.  Discovering the Salsify plant, I immediately started thinking of ways to get the photo I have always wanted.

So once I had the plant home, I placed the stem in an old flower vase and started shooting.  Seeing my assistants having fun with the water sprayer was enjoyable.  The enthusiasm they have for everything really is infectious.  I grabbed an old eye dropper and finally captured the photo I was looking for.  All of the photos were stacked from multiple photos except the first and last.

This is the photo I have been trying to get for the last 4 years.  Finally!!!

In my part 1 of this photo topic I posted a link to free wallpapers.  Stop over and have a look if you would want one.  If you would like to see more of my work, please visit Alder Images.  You can follow me on Facebook.


  1. Nicely done. These plants are always a blast to photograph!

  2. They really are. I have been looking for one for a little while and finally caught one by the soccer field. I need to get out more.