According to Wikipedia, in Greek mythology, Narcissus was a hunter, known for his beauty. He was proud and disdained those who loved him. Nemesis noticed this behaviour and attracted Narcissus to a pool, where he saw his own reflection in the water and fell in love with it, not realizing it was merely an image. Unable to leave the beauty of his reflection, Narcissus lost his will to live. He stared at his reflection until he died.
Whilst not quite that fascinated with the narcissus flowers I have been growing indoors, I have found them an inspirational source for my photography. I decided to do a wee blog with a few pictures I have taken recently.
Part of the joy of taking photos of flowers is macro photography - getting really close into the details. It helps me to sharpen my skills too, for taking those tiny beautiful details when taking baby photos, during my family photography sessions.
Growing the flowers indoors from bulbs isn't the easiest of ventures. It meant leaving the window open in the spare bedroom, with the heating off, all winter, whilst I grew them in the darkness of a cupboard. But I really enjoyed watching them grow.
Finally once they reach 10cm high I could take them out of their darkened hidey-hole and bring them into the light. The sunlight encourages the flowers out somehow and they start to bloom. There was one day (see below) where I actually managed to watch a flower slowly unfold.
When I am not busy taking photos of my own flowers.....I am a family photographer based in Glasgow, who also works in Edinburgh. If you are interested in seeing more of my work then you can do so here. If you are interested in booking a session please contact me to book, or see About & FAQ for further information.