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Quietly, said hello to one of the ladies doing new flower arrangments this day at St.Paul’s Cathedral, fortunately she was happy to have a bit of a chat in between poking and pushing a huge fresh flower arrangement into shape … she’s been doing the flowers for the Church the past thirty years, it can take up to three hours or more to complete one arrangement, depending on the complexity and flowers used … the flower arrangements for Christmas took a team of ten people to complete! :-o
At 1/30th, was lucky to capture this without blur, from her or me ;o)
Her left hand stopped moving long enough for the capture, and I had my elbow propped on my knee … phew!

Canon 50D, 50mm f1.8 (St.Pauls Cathedral, Melbourne)
Available light, hand-held, straight from camera
Views 259 – 17th February 2012

Featured in:
Gems” – January 2011
The 50+ Group” – 6th January 2011
The Weekend Photographer” – 20th January 2012
Image Writing” – 21st January 2012
Everyday Women” – 16th February 2012

Shoot mode: manual
Tv: 1/30, Av: 1.8, ISO: 400, Focal: 50mm, White bal: auto


st pauls cathedral, canon 50d, 50mm, church, melbourne, flowers, orange, low light photography

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  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 3 years ago

    Oh I love this capture the feel of work and how time passes and changes our hands. I wonder how many flowers she has held in her hands and cut the stems with. Again love the quality of this image.

  • Oh Karen, thanks so much! :o) Can’t begin to imagine how many arrangements this elegant lady has done, let alone numbers of flowers she’s held! :o)) Was thrilled to capture just one of those wonderful time-honoured hands! Love how she just casually holds those secateurs, this just made the image for me! :o)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Evelyn Bach
    Evelyn Bachover 3 years ago

    This is so beautiful Ell, it communicates so much in a single image. I also like it that you write about the events surrounding the shot – great story, thanks.

  • Thanks so much Evelyn :o))
    If info is available, I do like to offer a bit of a background story … so glad you enjoyed! :o)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

  • Di-Trying
    Di-Tryingover 3 years ago

    This is great Ell :) Even without your brief, the picture speaks volumes! Lovely shot :))

  • Thanks heaps Di! :o)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

  • #Thank you so much for the feature
    Deborah, greatly appreciated!! :o)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, STUNNING work and well deserved

  • Andrea, thanks so much!! :o)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Dan A'Vard
    Dan A'Vardover 3 years ago

    Hi Ell, Merry Christmas, and what a Christmas Shot! Fantastic! I hope to catch you soon in the new year for wanderings and ramblings and photos.

  • Hiya Dan!!! Thanks so much! :o))
    Top of the NY to you too, look fwd to a ramblin’ wander again sometime!!! :o))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • kevystylez
    kevystylezover 3 years ago

    Excellent shot, great composition! Really captured the real essence of the workmanship involved. And congrats on the feature too! And great tools combination i.e. 50D with a 50mm :)

  • Thanks so much Kev :o))
    Was ‘offered’ the comp (twice!), grabbed it as given (phew!!)
    Relieved & delighted the image/s offered so much detail and worked out Ok!
    From a former ‘zoom-head’, absolutely lovin’ the 50mm!! :o)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 3 years ago

    there is a real story here, fabulous image Ell

  • There certainly is! :o) If she hadn’t been so busy with that arrangement deadline, I’m sure I might have got more info than the few offered snippets as mentioned in the image description! ;o) Thanks so much Georgie :o))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 3 years ago

    January 6, 2011

  • #Ohh Teresa! Thank you so much for the
    feature, absolutely delighted!!! :-D

    – Ell-on-Wheels

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