Magnificence of Beauty

 “I played around with the flowers and the lighting, so that was a good way to educate myself.” – Robert Mapplethorpe

Magnificence of Beauty

Magnificence of Beauty

The quote above could have come directly from me…I have learned so much about light and the art of photography through my work with flowers.  Two passions colliding to create art and beauty.

Dignity of Light

I love light.  That is why I love photography.  I look for it everywhere and when I see it I have to capture it.  Today’s images are the perfect example.  As we were eating dinner on the porch the other evening I noticed the light on the Dahlias.  I had to capture it.  The title of the post is based on the fact that in the Victorian language of flowers Dahlia’s represent, or mean, dignity.  I think after seeing the images you’ll agree, that indeed, the light is demonstrating dignity.  Enjoy!

Dignity in Light I


Dignity of Light I

Dignity of Light II

Dignity of Light II

Dignity of Light IV

Dignity of Light III

Dignity of Light VI

Dignity of Light IV


Painting with Light

“Photography” is derived from the Greek words photos (“light”) and graphein (“to draw or paint”).

Painting with Light

Painting with Light

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” – Ansel Adams

The “painting” effect of this image was achieved by motion while the shutter was wide open in addition to over exposing the subject. The subject in this image is a bouquet of pink and yellow Alstroemeria (Lilies).

Miracle of Light and Shadow

“To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.” – Walt Whitman

Miracle of Light and ShadowMiracle of Light and Shadow

Bonners Ferry, Idaho

March 2013

The little specks you see in the upper right corner are Bald Eagles flying around the nature reserve.


The World Spins

The World Spins

Stress Enters.

Life becomes overwhelming.

Stress becomes life.

The world spins.

We forget to breath.

The world spins.

Then suddenly,

The spinning slows.

And we stop,

And breath.

Once again

Light guides us forward,

And we carry on.

Carry on.

copyright Robyn Graham

The World SpinsImage taken while hiking in Northern Idaho, March 2013.


Green Light

“An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight. . . The truly wise person is colorblind.” – Albert Schweitzer

Green Marbles


Light Through Green Marbles

Green Marbles Circular


Circular Green

Green Light and Shadow


Green Light and Shadows

Green Marbles Square


Green in Square



Green Trio


Green Trio


Green LightGreen Light


Interest, Mystery and Details…

“The beauty and mystery of this world only emerges through affection, attention, interest and compassion . . . open your eyes wide and actually see this world by attending to its colors, details and irony.” – Orhan Pamuk

Interest Mystery Details

Same flower, same light, different angles, different effects, all green.

Learn by Example – A Series of Gallery Talks

Learn By Example – A Series of Gallery Talks


Learn from instructor and award-winning photographer

Robyn Graham

 What: 4 x 1.5 hour sessions of learning for anyone wanting to increase their knowledge of photography (Limit 6 Participants)

Dates: Tuesdays in April – the 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th  

Time: 7 pm to 8:30pm

Topics: From Snapshots to Timeless Treasures Exposure Composition Light

Location:     The Bucks County Project Gallery, 252 West Ashland Avenue, Doylestown, PA 18901

You will need:  Camera, Notepad, Pen

Price: $225

Register by: April 1, 2013

Registration and Questions:  Visit Robyn Graham Photography

2013 Sunflower Series – 06

I originally thought I would include 5 images in the series, but there are a couple more than I feel compelled to share so the series continues for another couple of days.  I do hope you continue to enjoy the sunflowers.

“The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty and Truth….The trite subjects of human efforts – possessions, outward success, luxury – have always seemed to me contemptible.”

– Albert Einstein

A Soulful Light

A Soulful Light