Every Picture Tells A Story: Polaroid Week & Winning Dahlias
October 11, 2016
The Dahlia Festival in Connecticut is a must-attend event for me because as a photographer it allows me to get up close and personal to the flowers and the people who grow them. I so admire the dedication of the contestants. “Growing a prize-winning dahlia is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done,” according to one of the festival contributors I spoke to. The commitment these dahlia growers give to even get to this point, along with the judging, the winners, is full of excitement. And to top it off, you can leave the show with the chance to purchase $5 prize-winning dahlias.
This first scene really got my attention. It is a reminder that every picture tells a story. These are dahlia rejects, note the yellow broom. I still don’t understand why these were being thrown away.
Do you have an instant camera, Polaroid or even Fuji-Instax? If you have a camera that uses film, starting Sunday, October 16 through Friday, October 21 you too can celebrate instant film by participating with all of us. Autumn Polaroid Week is a great deal of fun, the online community is very supportive and you will enjoy sharing two images a day. More information is here, on Flickr. And to sweeten the pot, workshops are being offered all over the world, from New York to California to London. Click here for the @PolaroidWeek Twitter page and a wee bit of inspiration!
Many of the photographs you see in my blog posts are for sale in my online store. You might just be looking for some color or black and white images for your walls. Or think about gift giving. I take such special care in this creation, delivered in a lovely box .
All photographs are taken by me, unless I have noted otherwise in the caption. I use my Canon 5D III and the iPhone 6+.
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