Madison Indiana Photography

Lily of the Valley

Here is a shot of a not so wildflower, Lily of the Valley, a women I work with brought me a cupful of these not to long ago wondering if I could get her an image of her favorite flower.

After she dug them up and presented them to me I didn’t think I stood a chance of getting anything remotely positive out of this bunch of flowers, everything I usually shoot is either fresh cut or still in the ground, but with digital photography just about anything is possible and they actually turned out pretty nice.

I had to tape them to the back ground to keep them from drooping any farther and really had to work with the cloning tool to take out the brown and dried spots that had begun to form. What had started out to be a no way situation actually ended up being kinda of a challenge that I really enjoyed trying to pull off.

That has to be one of my favorite things about photography, and that is the ability to take a mundane object and turn into something beautiful, with the help of Photoshop and tape !!


June 9, 2008 - Posted by | art, Clifty Falls, closeup, DSLR, floral, flower photography, flowers, image, indiana, macro, macro photography, Madison Indiana, nature, nature photography, outdoors, photographer, photography, photos, Uncategorized


  1. Lilly of the Valley is such an amazing flower! Great photo!

    Comment by mon@rch | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  2. You certainly did end up with a beautiful image!

    Comment by montucky | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  3. Gorgeous! I love Photoshop and digital cameras. I actually need to work on it more.

    Comment by silverstar98121 | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  4. I soooo miss Lilly of the Valley–the subtle beauty AND the delicious smell. Alas, they don’t grow here in the sub-tropics. <:(

    Comment by Lana | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  5. “With Photoshop and a little tape, anything can be beautiful!”

    That’s such a classic, Bernie. You should send it to Adobe…

    Comment by HeyJules | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  6. Beautiful photography!!

    Comment by San Francisco Photos | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  7. excellent capture of this little bells. lovely flowers

    Comment by vaggelis vlahos | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  8. Photoshop and tape? What, are you running a beauty pageant?

    Comment by Conchlife | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  9. Bernie!
    The dark background was a great choice for these dainty flowers. I like what you’ve done–goes to show you that with a little imagination and tweaking, you can shoot a fabulous image of just about anything! Nice.

    Comment by Photo Buffet | June 9, 2008 | Reply

  10. Hahaa, +1 to Conchlife 🙂 Beautiful photo!

    Comment by Adam R. Paul | June 10, 2008 | Reply

  11. Great shot….I never would have guessed they weren’t fresh or that they were taped up!

    Comment by Howard Grill | June 10, 2008 | Reply

  12. Beautiful image Bernie and very well framed. I love the simple composition.

    Comment by Artist Boyd Greene | June 11, 2008 | Reply

  13. All that creativity and a wonderful wit to go with it! This is a great shot, as if you could ever make a bad one! I love the story behind the photo aspect as well. I hope your friend was well pleased as this is a beaut. Later, JT

    Comment by army man | June 11, 2008 | Reply

  14. Yu did a really great job. This is a beautiful picture.

    Comment by 2sweetnsaxy | June 11, 2008 | Reply

  15. I like that idea! I may have to consider mounting some of my subjects like that … Thanks for the neat idea.

    Comment by Zarquon | June 11, 2008 | Reply

  16. Oh… Feel so comfortable with this picture. Thanks for sharing dude.

    Comment by Susanno | June 12, 2008 | Reply

  17. Thats bad Steve, true but bad !!

    Thanks for all the comments folks !!

    Comment by Bernie Kasper | June 14, 2008 | Reply

  18. I bet she just loved them as they came out beautiful!

    Comment by kml | June 15, 2008 | Reply

  19. your photos are so superior. my good fortune that you like to photograph wildflowers.

    Comment by nouveaufauves | June 21, 2008 | Reply

  20. We don’t have these in this part of the country…thanks to YOU, Photoshop and tape you made a beautiful picture.

    Thanks for reminding me of such a lovely flower..I’d almost forgotten about it..

    Comment by gayejohnson | June 25, 2008 | Reply

  21. My favorite flower is a peppermint carnation but my mother’s favorite was lily-of-the-valley. She always grew some on the side of our house and I remember bringing them to her often in a jelly jar. Alas I don’t have the green thumb that she had and I can’t grow them in Kansas. An exquisite photo! It shows off the delicate flower very well!

    Comment by Carol Turner | September 26, 2008 | Reply

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  23. My front yard is bathed in these each spring and the aroma is wonderful along with the Lilacs love my flowers!

    Comment by nutsfortreasure | July 24, 2012 | Reply

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