Dancing In The Wind Impressionist Photography

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About 5 years ago Pep Ventosa inspired me with his work. I was fascinated by his 'unique view of the world' through impressionist photography. Furthermore, I discovered the photo impressionist blog by Stephen D'Agostino. Accordingly, I wanted to try something similar with flowers. So much so that my Still in Motion contemporary impressionist photography project began.

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Impressionist Photography

this is an image of a blue anemone blanda flower with the hint of a fine art texture done in the Impressionist Photography style. She is like the wind, open and free - Impressionist Photography

Dancing in the Wind


There was so much excitement among the students in the 2014 G+ Blur and Unsharp Photography Mentorship when I shared my first results. When the mentorship finished for the year I shared my work with the public. As a result it caused a bit of a stir in photo communities such as G+ and Flickr.


That's a bit of an understatement as my inbox was full of inquiries. Moreover it became such a popular topic of conversation. Consequently we had to have a week of assignments in the subsequent 2015 and 2016 mentorships. Ever since I've seen so many others emulate this style with their own floral art.


I created the 'Dancing in the wind' montage series with pink anemone flowers in 2015. Anemone blanda flowers have such character and appeal in front of the camera.


The flowers ...well they're called winter windflowers after all!


This style tries to evoke the movement these pretty flowers make as they get tossed about in the wind in the late winter and early spring days.

the back view from anemone blanda pink flower
She decided to free herself and dance into the wind
a single anemone blanda pink flower - Impressionist Photography
a single pink anemone blanda flower - Impressionist Photography

High Key Impressionist Photography

So for 2016, I created some high key images of the Anemone 'Blue Shades'. Eventually, these will have some textures added but for now, I'm happy to leave them as they are.

High key photography is done indoors using a Huion LED lightbox. Mine is a Huion LED lightbox A3 size as I want to photograph lots of flowers together, however, you can buy a Huion LED lightbox A4 size as well. (both affiliate links). I have used Huion for many years and have never had any problems with my lightbox. You can even use it to photograph slides and negatives with your DSLR.

anemone blanda blue shades - Impressionist Photography
breath of life
anemone blanda blue shades - Impressionist Photography
all of a flutter
anemone blanda blue shades - Impressionist Photography
the gentle breeze caresses the petals
anemone blanda - Impressionist Photography
soft whispers


You can see how I interpreted the Pep Ventosa photography technique with my flowers here.

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Rosie is a garden photographer, writer and nature lover. She enjoys soaking up nature and is easily distracted from doing the weeding by anything that flutters, flies, buzzes, creeps or crawls! She enjoys sharing the beauty of creation through her photography. Rosie has been featured on TV on BBC2's The Beechgrove Garden and she uses the outdoors as her natural light studio. Her work can be seen at one of Scotland's only photography galleries - Close Gallery, 4b Howe Street, Edinburgh.

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  1. gm sakthivel

    Awesome photography…. your Impressionist flower Photography feeling good …. thanks for sharing.., good luck