peonies and rosesThey were a gift from a member of our family who explained that the flowers were unlikely to survive another drenching and battering from the storm that was due. I can’t claim to any expertise in flower arranging but they made a reasonable looking display.

Photographing them was a challenge particularly because of the light. Natural daylight was not very strong (it was a cloudy day), the electric light gave a slight improvement but when I used the flash the shadows looked wrong and the colours a bit washed out. I may have to learn more about the camera’s settings. In the meantime, of the thirty or so photos, these seemed quite nice:

white peony

pink peony

pink rose

white peony