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09/09/2016

Mums and a miniature







Aren't the pink Chrysanthemums pretty?!
Among other things, I'm also a mum maniac. :)
Today I want to participate in Amy's Five on Friday...
and it was really difficult to choose only five photos.
Other colours coming in the next post...


















First this post was only about Chrysanthemums, but then I had to add also something else:

A dear blogger friend Muusa posted recently some enchanting roofscapes from Tallinn, Estonia.  I have always loved her miniature scenes and this time I just had to try to create some myself. I don't have many (landscape) shots taken at a high angle to the ground, but I chose some photos from my last year's trip to Northern Italy and did my first experiments. :)

By the way, Muusa's boards and pins are definitely among the most interesting and beautiful I have found on Pinterest.

Now, enjoy my first mini (I think this one succeeded best )... and have a lovely weekend! xxx






36 comments:

  1. Your flowers are beautiful. I didn't know the chrysanthemums came in such lovely colors!

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  2. Krysanteemit ovat upeita syksyn kasveja!
    Meillä vielä viimeiset samettikukat kukkivat sitkeästi syksyn tulosta välittämättä.
    Aurinkoista viikonloppua!

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  3. Kauniita ja pitkään iloa tuottavia. Minullakin krysanteemit koristavat sisääntuloa.

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  4. Ihanan pinkit kukkaset - hyvää viikonloppua!

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  5. So many flowers squashed together, you just wouldn't be able to get another in! Your countryside photo has turned out so effectively, it really does look miniature.

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  6. Onpa ihania pinkkikukkia! Hienot kuvat. - Kaunista viikonloppua sinulle!

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  7. Pinkki piristi kummasti, kiitos :)
    Buon finesettimana !

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  8. beautiful blooms! your landscape is lovely! have a beautiful weekend!

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  9. Well... I just got done googling what "miniatures" mean in photography because I had never seen such a thing! It is absolutely brilliant! You take real sized photographs of scenes and turn them into a minature effects photograph, correct? I have never seen such a thing! I love it! I would love to see more of these Sara! Please show us more :-)

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  10. Dear Sara,
    beautiful blooms and the picture of the landscape is is well managed.
    Have a lovely weekend. Many greetings ... Dorothea :-)

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  11. Ihanat kuvat ja kauniin väriset!
    Mukavaa viikonloppua sinulle!

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  12. Your chrysanthemums are brilliant in colour and bloom and I just love your 'mini'.
    Thank fully Silvana [above] has explained the effect. I'll shall have to do some research as well. I hope you share more of your creations.

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  13. It would be more correct to call this effect "miniature faking" or "tilt shift" (and it can be done either optically when the photograph is taken or by post-processing digitally - that's what I did), but I called my photo "a mini" because it's a fun name for a thing that makes the child in me so happy. :)

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    1. Thanks Sara - it seems a little complicated for this old brain, but I look forward to seeing your efforts.

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  14. The mums are gorgeous. For me, mums mean Autumn is just around the corner. Love the mini! Happy Friday.

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  15. Kauniita ihanan värisiä kukkia. Hyvää viikonloppua;-)

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  16. Yes they are :)
    Kyllä ovat suloisia ja hempeän ja iloisen värisiä.

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  17. Kiitos Sara kauniista sanoistasi <3 Ja nyt olet kyllä ihan liian vaatimaton, tuo kuvahan on vallan upea! Ja tuo maisema, ihana!Mutta enpäs muuten tiennyt, että kuvan voi jälkikäteenkin käsitellä noin. Mulla on kamerassa valmiina tuollainen "taidesuodatin" ja käytän siis näihin kuviin aina sitä, mutta täytyypä joskus kokeilla myös jollain kuvankäsittelyohjelmalla. Kiitos vinkistä! :)

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  18. Hello,Sara,
    Such lovely pink blooms! They look happy in the soft light.
    Happy Friday!

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  19. Hello Sara!
    Mums in this pink colour are my favourite. I will be getting a pot of them for my front porch soon. Definitely a sign of summer's end and autumn's beginning. I hadn't heard of photography miniatures before, but I'll be investigating. Such a pretty landscape. Have a good weekend!

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  20. Beautiful and wonderful photos of the pink mums. Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend. Madeline

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  21. Your flowers are so beautiful. I don't ever recall seeing a pink Chrysanthemums; such a lovely color. Enjoy your day dear friend. Pat xx

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  22. Chrysanthemums are so pretty at this time of year aren't they! Beautiful colours in yours. I love your miniature landscape too! Thank you for joining in, I hope you have a great weekend! xx

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  23. Those mums are gorgeous. I mainly see the yellow and red ones here. Pink is perfect. Now I must investigate this mini landscape. I enjoy shooting landscapes but don't think of them as mini.

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  24. The Chrysanthemums are so pretty and such delicate shades of pink. They look so cheerful and happy.

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  25. Very very vivid, not much of that sort of colour to be had here at the moment

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  26. Sara, I love seeing your mums...so pretty! For 15 years I lived in Saugerties, NY, and enjoyed visiting Seamon Park near our home which featured Chrysanthemums and in fact had a Mum Festival every Fall. There are some photos you might enjoy ( although they are not as good as yours :) at this address, and also some general information about mums: http://village.saugerties.ny.us/content/Parks/View/1 Miniature world views can be so pleasing, as your's is. xx

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  27. Your mums are so pretty! I love pink flowers, and seem to always gravitate to them when choosing flowers at the garden centres.
    I'm intrigued by this miniature landscape! It really does give a great effect, but I can't figure out why. Is it the soft focus around the edge? Hmmm ... Will have to check out your friend's mini landscapes as well.
    Wendy

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    1. Thank you, Wendy!
      Miniature faking can indeed be made with blurring the foreground and background of the image, but even after observing the photos carefully, I could swear that something magical has happened to the objects in the depth of field too. :)

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  28. The pink mums are perfect. They are so perfect looking. And the mini, well it could make perfect portrait for the dollhouse. Very pretty.

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  29. They are all very gorgeous, Sara! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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  30. Such beautiful flowers and wonderfully captured - I love all the different shades.

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  31. WOW! those are some amazing photos

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  32. Kauniit kuvat kukkasista <3 hyvää syksyä sinulle !

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  33. Pink or magenta mums are what I buy every year! I think the nursery I buy from are pinching theirs back too much though as the flowers are so tight together and don't allow air movement between the stems.
    Cute miniature!

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  34. Your captures of the pink Chrysanthemums are stunning :)

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