Monday Moodboard: Seeing Flowers and Stuck in Valentine's

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.” ― Alfred Tennyson

Valentine’s just went by and swiped some good coin for florists all over the world. I always thought that flowers were a bit trivial and honestly speaking, I was glad to be so wrong. It’s one of my biggest mistakes to date and this year’s Valentine’s was the time and venue to make amends. Just seeing the face of my future wife light up with surprise as I handed her the followers, while my friends and I serenaded her, was priceless.

Credits: hodachrome

It’s true that Valentine’s need not be all about giving presents to show a loved one how special he or she is and that you can easily do something romantic without breaking your bank. But it’s always good to show how you feel even if you’re just being converted into a full-time romantic.

Flowers are a great way to start with that. You can just pick flowers from your garden or at a park (provided that it’s allowed and if not, don’t do it you scoundrel.) It’s a simple gesture but it goes a long way. And not to mention, a simple pop of color from a budding tulip can easily brighten anyone’s day! Just take a hint from these floral beauties from our community members.

Credits: hodachrome, kibs, mephisto19 & artichekt

It’s easy to connect the idea of love with flowers. After all, romantics often use “flowery” words to express what they feel. And I don’t have any qualms with that. Add beauty and romance to your life with flowers as well as put a smile on the face of your loved ones even if Valentine’s is already over.

Credits: dida, fivedayforecast, walasiteodito, lomographybarcelona & littlekoala

I’m still trying to get flowers for my mother, after all she’s the first woman in my life. You, too can catch up with the flower thing and don’t limit yourself to just Valentine’s!

written by cheeo on 2014-02-17 #news #valentines #monday-moodboard-series #flowers #love

More Interesting Articles

  • How to Develop Photos on Stone in a Darkroom

    written by tomas_bates on 2016-02-17 #gear #tutorials
    How to Develop Photos on Stone in a Darkroom

    I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!

    12
  • Stay Focused: A First Time For Everything

    written by Lomography on 2016-04-03 #news #gear
    Stay Focused: A First Time For Everything

    You won't believe what we have in store for you with the launch of our newest mystery product. What a crazy idea, they thought. It can't be done, they said. But at Lomography, we know that there's a first time for everything. So we've decided to travel back in time and have a quick look at some of the unbelievable ‘firsts’ of photographic history. Could these milestones have anything to do with our mystery product?

    12
  • My New York City Bike Ride Through Purple Eyes

    written by cecilialeitinger on 2015-08-14 #news
    My New York City Bike Ride Through Purple Eyes

    What do you do when you don't have much time in a city like New York but you want to see everything, feel the vibe and be part of the community, even for a short time? Jump on a bike and enjoy what trains, buses and cabs can never give you: be part of the city. Take a camera with you to capture the moments and sights you don't want to forget. I did this with my LC-A 120 and LomoChrome Purple film.

  • Shop News

    LC-A+ & LC-W Accessories

    LC-A+ & LC-W Accessories

    Combine your LC-A+ or LC-W Camera with great, fun Accessories and get 15% Discount on all Lomography Accessories when bought together with the Camera!

  • The Bright Side of Emotions: An Interview with Kayla Varley

    written by Ivana Džamić on 2016-06-03 #people
    The Bright Side of Emotions: An Interview with Kayla Varley

    Growing up in a small town in the middle of California, Kayla Varley knew she wanted to see more of the world, and explore it through her photography. Ever since she was a child, photography was a creative escape to a whole different world. A world where moments are being captured forever.

    4
  • A Compilation of Lomo'Instant Stories

    written by Jill Tan Radovan on 2015-08-04 #news #gear
    A Compilation of Lomo'Instant Stories

    There are many possible reasons for taking pictures. It could be to document an event, to capture breathtaking scenery, to preserve a fond memory, or simply, to have a snapshot of someone close to your heart. Whatever the reason, there's almost always a story behind a picture, no matter how significant or trivial it may be. And for lomographers, nothing beats the feeling of having that story unfold in your hand, in the form of a print. If you want a quick keepsake from that treasured moment or a snapshot of that special someone though, you can have it instantly, through Lomo'Instant Stories!

    2
  • Focus Control with the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Lens

    written by earlybird on 2016-07-19 #gear #tutorials
    Focus Control with the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Lens

    For a few weeks now, I call myself proud owner of the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Lens and I must say: I love it! However, quite often I had a hard time with focussing. Then I had an idea...

    1
  • Shop News

    The New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens now ready to ship!

    The New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens now ready to ship!

    Great news! Our previous KickStarter success, the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens, is now in stock and ready to ship! What are you waiting for? Go to the shop and grab yours now!

  • Travel Stories: Cartagena de Indias, Colombia by peruvianfan

    written by lomographymagazine on 2015-11-24 #places
    Travel Stories: Cartagena de Indias, Colombia by peruvianfan

    I traveled to Cartagena de Indias, Colombia in May 2015 with my twin sister. Our birthday was on the 31st, and for the last few years we've had a silent pact to try to spend our birthdays traveling as much as we could (and as long as we’re single!).

    5
  • How (Not) to Make It in New York

    written by Carly Brunatti (@carlybrunatti) on 2015-09-05
    How (Not) to Make It in New York

    Everything I had fit into eight boxes and two suitcases. That’s all I had collected in my 22 years on earth, eight boxes and two suitcases. My friends and I moved to Brooklyn in the dead of winter, just after a huge snowstorm. I came from California and had no real experience living in snow. All of it was magical to me.

    1
  • Travel Stories: The Sahara Desert by lomonina

    written by lomographymagazine on 2015-12-01 #places
    Travel Stories: The Sahara Desert by lomonina

    I have been constantly returning to the Sahara, and my last visit was the fifth in a row. Every visit was full of excitement and surprises. I feel like this place has become my second home. This year, I decided to travel there for a fortnight.

    10
  • Shop News

    Introducing the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens Now Available on Kickstarter!

    Introducing the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens Now Available on Kickstarter!

    We're thrilled to present our new Kickstarter project—the New Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens! Inspired by the bold brass design of the world's first photographic optic, the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens is a versatile tool seeking the great return of dreamy imagery.

  • 12 Months, 12 Projects: July - Freelensing Fun

    written by Maaike van Stratum (@stratski) on 2015-08-05 #gear #tutorials
    12 Months, 12 Projects: July - Freelensing Fun

    My 2015 resolution is to do 12 photography projects, one for every month. In July, I tried freelensing or unscrewing the lens from my SLR and holding it in front of the camera body. By tilting the lens slightly I was able to change the focus. For this experiment, I used my Konstruktor and Olympus OM-1.

  • Five Days, Four Kinds of Film and Three Cameras on the French Riviera

    written by nickpage on 2015-09-19
    Five Days, Four Kinds of Film and Three Cameras on the French Riviera

    It had been five years since my last visit to the Côte d'Azur in France. During this period, I took to film photography again. And so for my return, I was looking forward to capturing, with my handy film cameras, some of that special light and blue sea that had drawn so many artists to the Riviera.

  • Tipster: DIY X-Pro Redscale

    written by rancliffhasenza on 2015-09-27 #gear #tutorials
    Tipster: DIY X-Pro Redscale

    Browsing through the Lomography website, you can find a lot of redscale shots, which are all done on color negative films. I asked myself if it’s possible to redscale a slide or chrome film and then cross process it. (And yes, it is.) In this tipster I’m going to teach you how to create the bloodiest homemade redscale film I've ever come across.

    10