Monday, December 30, 2013

Peaceful Winter Garden Scene

Digital Art Work And Photography By Sandra Foster
Created this Digital Art Work using Akvis Software.  As my backyard is under snow and resting I am enjoying doing needlework and sewing etc.

Springs White Blossom Beauty

Photography By Sandra Foster 
We are so fortunate in our northern region to be able to grow apples even though they are small. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Sunflower Macro Collage

Macro Photography By Sandra Foster
Grew this sunflower just for the photo op which includes a macro of the seed about to form.
Picture Collage created by Sandra Foster ©.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Drift Wood Garden Scene

Photography By Sandra Foster

Monday, December 9, 2013

Gazania Macro

Macro Photography By Sandra Foster
Love the detail this macro shot revealed.  Grew this as a potted plant.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Bird House Garden Scene - Digital Oil

Photography and digital artwork by Sandra Foster ©
Thanks to Danny and Donna for the photo op of this beautiful garden/yard.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Calla Lily

Photography By Sandra Foster
Grew this bulb plant just for the photo op but much to my disappointment it would not bloom the second year.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sepia Begonias

Photography By Sandra Foster

Still life of begonias arranged in a white ceramic dish.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Green Tomato Macro

Macro Photography By Sandra Foster
Liked the fat folds and bi colors of this tomato.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Frog Garden Scene

Photography By Sandra Foster
Thanks to Danny & Donna for the photo op.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Nasturtiums In The Breeze

Photography By Sandra Foster
This is such an interesting pot display.  Love how the vine meanders over to the bird feeder.  The rock beside the pot keeps it from toppling over and adding visual interest too.  Thanks to Danny and Donna for the photo op.
Visit my Red Bubble Site for an interesting version of this in black and white using the "selective color technique".  Can be purchased as a card or gallery print etc there also.
http://www.redbubble.com/people/sandrafoster/works/10587921-nasturtiums-in-the-breeze-selective-color

Monday, October 21, 2013

Sea Shell Cosmos Bouquet

Photography By Sandra Foster
I grew these in a sheltered spot of my backyard just for the picking and photo op.  At first I thought they had an unusual deformity then later learned they are called "Sea Shell".
Can be purchased as a card or framed print on my Red Bubble Site:  http://www.redbubble.com/people/sandrafoster/works/10580248-cosmos-sea-shell

Monday, October 14, 2013

gar.den.er - Garden Scene

Photography By Sandra Foster
Liked this very much - it was tucked among the blossoms.  Thanks to Danny & Donna for the photo op.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Beauty Under The Petals!

Macro Photography By Sandra Foster
I grew this short petalled sunflower in a pot just for the photo op.  Love all the layers revealed on the underside of this blossom.
Can be purchased as a card or gallery print etc on my Red Bubble Site:  http://www.redbubble.com/people/sandrafoster/works/10486057-sunshine-under-the-petals

Monday, September 30, 2013

Oriental Peony Blossom Macro

Macro Photography By Sandra Foster
When I purchased this perennial many years ago the root had just 2 eyes and very small.  I have divided it many times for my own gardens and have shared with others.  I was told it is considered rare hence the $40.00 for the tiny root at that time.  This blooms very early in the spring and is a nice bushy perennial of about 1 1/2 feet for the rest of the year.  I stake it to keep it from flopping over in the rain and wind.  The leaves are "fern" shaped and most beautiful.  One of my favorite perennials, which I highly recommend to any gardener.

Here is a photo of them in full bloom:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/sandrafoster/works/8325516-oriental-peonies

Monday, September 23, 2013

Hen Planter Garden Scene

Photography By Sandra Foster
A lovely garden to shoot in!  Thanks to Danny & Donna for the photo op.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Chive Blossom Macro

Macro Photography By Sandra Foster 
The lowly chive!  Little did I know that if I took a shot of it with my Macro lens it would reveal such beautiful detail.  Can be purchased as a card or print on my Red Bubble Portfolio: "Soft and to the point":http://www.redbubble.com/people/sandrafoster/works/9938214-soft-and-to-the-point

Monday, August 26, 2013

Squash Tendril Macro

Macro Photography By Sandra Foster
A round and around we go looking for something to anchor to. 
Found it interesting how the macro lens revealed even the "hairs" on this tendril.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Lady's Mantel

Lady's Mantel By Sandra Foster
One of my favorite perennials.  Notice the leaf in the centre, just unfolding.  Raindrops sit on the leaves like garden diamonds after a refreshing rain.  After this plant blooms (yellow) I cut it off about 2 inches above the "crown" and it comes back as a nice tidy clump and stays that way for the rest of the season. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Bleeding Heart Macro

Two Bleeding Hearts! By Sandra Foster
This lovely perennial is early to bloom.  I have found many seedlings under the plant to pot up and give to my garden friends.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Grasses And Birth Bath By Sandra Foster
Love all the directional lines in this image.
Thanks to Danny & Donna for the photo op.

Can be purchased as a card or print etc from my Red Bubble Site:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/sandrafoster/works/9981743-a-garden-scene

Monday, July 29, 2013

Bird House Triplex

Bird House Triplex





Image processed in Adobe CS5 using Akvis Software - Digital Art. 
Thanks to Danny & Donna for the photo op.  One of the most interesting yards I have ever been in. 

Can be purchased as a card, print etc on my Red Bubble Site: 
 http://www.redbubble.com/people/sandrafoster/works/9938193-bird-house-triplex-suite?c=99798-garden-scenes&p=greeting-card

Monday, July 22, 2013

Clematis Vine Seed Macro

These seeds were so tiny, like what the Macro Lens reveals.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Pink Begonia Macro

It is amazing what we can see when we look real close with a macro lens.

Monday, July 8, 2013

A Pleasant Sitting Spot

This was always a pleasant spot to sit and capture the morning sun rays or relax in the shade of the evening.  One year I planted Scented Evening Stock in the nearby flower bed ... oh so enjoyable in the evening also.

 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Semi Double Campanula Macro With Texture

These campanula blossoms are so tiny - but with a Macro Lens they look larger than they really are.
  Processed in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Bladder Campion Macro - Digital Oil Painting

This perennial looked rather weedy and insignificant in my back yard till I brought it in and took a Macro Shot of it with my Canon Macro Lens.  Love the detail on the blossoms. Used Akvis Software in Photoshop CS5 to create this Digital Oil Painting. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Apple Blossom Closeup With Background Texture

Added a background texture to this image. Processed in Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Apple Tree Blossoms

Photography By Sandra Foster
There will be lots of apples this year!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Two Blue Chairs

Wouldn't this be a great sitting area!  Photo by Sandra Foster.  Thanks to Danny & Donna for the photo op.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Among The Roses

Took this image with a Canon Rebel DSLR.  Thanks to Danny & Donna for the photo op.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Sunflowers - Rusty

Dialed in the aperture on my Canon Rebel DSLR to create this Depth of Field.  Thanks to Danny & Donna for the photo op.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Gazania Macro And Rain Drops

Macro shot I took of this gazania blossom.  Used Canon Macro Lens.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Alyssum Blossoms Macro

The blossoms on this alyssum annual potted plant are so tiny.  Love what the macro lens was able to capture when taking this shot with my Canon Rebel. Used a background texture.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Hosta Blossom/Stamen Macro

Took this shot with a Canon Rebel using the Macro Lens.  Love the detail in the stamen that would not be noticed without the magnification of the lens.  This perennial blooms in early summer but the leaves are equally beautiful.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Valerian Blossoms

Took this shot with my Canon Rebel.  Added a wood texture for visual interest. This perennial grew to a height of 8 feet (with blossom) and bloomed for about 3 weeks.  The blossoms are fragrant, unlike the root which is quite offensive.  The root is used for medicinal purposes; a sleep/relaxant aid.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Vintage Roses

Took this shot with my Canon Rebel.  Added a texture overlay to give these roses a vintage feel.  Thanks to Freida for the photo op.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Welcome Mat - Garden Scene

Took this shot with my Macro Lens to experiment.  Thanks to Danny & Donna for the photo op.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Amarylis Blossom

Used a texture from Kim Klassen (with thanks) on this blossom.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Dried White Dahlia Blossom

After taking a photo of this I set it aside and once dry I found it attractive with the rustic markings on it. Added my own texture overlay in Photoshop CS5.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Plectranthus Vine leaves - closeup

Photography By Sandra Foster
This is a trailing vine with lush bright green leaves. Highly recommend it to cascade over the front of a large pot.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Begonia Petals - Macro

Used my Canon Macro Lens to take this shot of begonia petals. Thanks to Vi for the photo op. Begonia Petals - Macro photo Begonia-Macro-Vis-yellow-IMG_1470-4YC_zps92624917-1.jpg

Friday, March 8, 2013

Topiary Tree. So pleased to be in the Garden Tripod Magazine!


Image of a beautiful front yard.
Thanks to Danny & Donna for the photo op.
Processed in Adobe Photoshop CS5 using 
Akvis Professional Digital Art (Gouache) Software.  
Image taken with Canon Rebel T1i - DSLR.
Click this link to take you to the "Garden Tripod" Magazine
(Please read/view it all - but this image is on page 3 if time 
does not permit.) 

Monday, March 4, 2013

New Guinea Impatience Plant

I grew this as a outdoor potted plant. It bloomed till frost threatened then I brought it in and enjoyed it as a houseplant. The blossoms are very delicate.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Pericallas - Seneti Deep Blue Macro

This annual potted plant has such a beautiful blue blossom. Grew it for the photo opportunity of the blossoms.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Tagettes Macro - Marigold

A closeup (macro) shot of Tagettes. A small blossomed single petal marigold. I grow this plant in pots. It has fern style leaves with a pungent scent. One of my favorites - blooming till frost. When I bring the nursery plant home I snip off at least one third of the foliage. This gives it a nicer shrub look in the pots.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Gazania Macro

Grew as a potted plant. Love how the Macro shot revealed all the markings in this annual which bloomed all summer.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Blue Angel Blossom Macro

I love trying new plants. The foliage looked so lush but had no idea what the blossoms would like like. They are the most vibrant blue. I planted this annual in a pot and it bloomed all summer till frost. It grew about 1 1/2 feet high and the foliage had a very pungent smell. I found out later that it belongs to the sage family.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Bergenia Blossoms - Macro

Each little flower measures about 3/8" across.
Shutter Speed 8.0 sec, AV, f/32, Focal Length 100.0 mm, No flash, (art studio lighting), tripod, RAW
Canon Lens EF 100 mm f/2.8L MACRO IS USM
Canon Rebel DSLR EOS 500D T1i
Processed my own background in Adobe CS5.
Can be purchased as a card, print etc on my Red Bubble Portfolio:   http://www.redbubble.com/people/sandrafoster/works/9022606-bergenia-macro

Monday, January 21, 2013

Fuschia Blossom - Selective Coloring

Read more about this on my Red Bubble Portfolio:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/sandrafoster/works/8413084-fuschia-in-the-light