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Friday Flower Fiesta (10-3-14)—Size doesn’t matter

Friday Flower Fiesta

Up until last night, I have been giving my work away to people who asked for it so they could use it on book covers, as screen savers, to make quilts out of, as publicity photos, and more….

Since I’m now trying to eke out a living selling my work at Fine Art America, I’m no longer going to provide things for free. That doesn’t mean that I’m going to turn into a crass, mean individual. No, it just means that I need to recognize the value of my work and force others to recognize it, too.

Thus, I’m putting a value on all my Photographic Art of $49 each.

However, in the interest of good marketing relations, if YOU are reading this, now (October 3, 2014) or anytime in the future, and if YOU would like any individual Photographic Art, simply contact me at photographicart@russelrayphotos.com, tell me what Photographic Art you want and why. Once I have that information, the digital Photographic Art file is yours for just $20. Payment has to be made through PayPal unless you can stop by my place with check, cash, or money order.

If you buy any of my Photographic Art at Fine Art America, you’ll also pay $20 over there. Printing, matting, framing, etc., at Fine Art America is whatever they charge. I have no control over their costs, but my markup there is $20. My markup on size is nonexistent; after all, it’s a digital file. $20. That’s it.

Flowers tend to be the Photographic Art most requested, so for today’s Friday Flower Fiesta, let’s look at some of my flower Photographic Art that, except for any incidental framing here, is available Fine Art America:

Aloe flower buds

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African tulip tree

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Azalea

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Iris at the Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College in San Diego, California

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Beauty

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Flower & Bee

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California tree poppy being visited by honey bees

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Cane-like Begonia

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Bearded iris

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Bird of Paradise

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Lily of the Nile

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White Daffodil Flowers

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Friday Flower Fiesta (9-19-14)—Almost all white

Friday Flower Fiesta

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I have never been a huge fan of all-white flowers like my wise old grandmother was.

When I went to my first prom, which was in the ninth grade, she bought a corsage for the girl whom I was taking.

The part of the orchid that I could see through the little cellophane window made it look like an all-white orchid.

I was so disappointed.

I wanted something colorful.

However, when I opened the box, that orchid was not all-white.

It had splashes of color, like this:

Orchid

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I have always remembered that orchid, much more so than the girl I took to the prom……..LOL

Here are some more nearly all-white orchids:

Orchid

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Orchid

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Orchid

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Orchid

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Orchid

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Orchid

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Orchid

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Friday Flower Fiesta (9-12-14)—Bearded and wild

Friday Flower Fiesta

Part of my youth was spent living in northern Utah, places like Hyrum, Wellsville, Logan, and Brigham City. There is a significant difference between the climate of northern Utah and that of San Diego.

One of my favorite flowers that grew very well in Utah was the iris. We have a wild iris that grows here in San Diego, and while it is pretty, it’s just not as awesome as the irises from Utah. About the only time I see something like a bearded iris is near the coast where it’s cooler all the time, and on the campus of San Diego State University which has become a pretty good arboretum over the last four or five years.

Here are some of my favorite iris pictures in my collection:

#1 Wild Iris stamp

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#2Wild Iris

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Purple iris

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Purple iris

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Iris at the San Diego Zoo

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#6Iris from Weidner's Gardens

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Peach Iris

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Regal Iris

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#9Bearded iris

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#10Wild Iris stampPictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

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Friday Flower Fiesta (8-29-14)

Friday Flower Fiesta

It’s Friday again…. Where does the time go…. School has started…. My Texas A&M Aggies, ranked #21, destroyed #9 South Carolina 52-48 on the football field in South Carolina…. Christmas is just around the corner…. So onward to today’s Friday Flower Fiesta….

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Pink hibiscus

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Yellow and red hisiscus #3
Orange double hibiscus

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Unknown yellow flower

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Foxglove

The first three flowers are hibiscus, and #5 is a foxglove, but if anyone knows what #4 is, please let me know!

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Friday Flower Fiesta (8-22-14)—Throwback

Friday Flower Fiesta

Julian Rey Saenz and I are extraordinarily busy, so I’m going to reach into the past, way into the past, for today’s Friday Flower Fiesta. In other words, you’re getting previously used flowers today!

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Friday Flower Fiesta (8-15-14)

Friday Flower Fiesta

Photographic Art for today’s Friday Flower Fiesta were created by none other than the awesome Julian Rey Saenz, Database Manager and Director of Social Media Marketing at Russel Ray Photos.

I figured that he should know the ins and outs of everything that we are trying to do, so following are his first ten Photographic Art creations.

Let me know what you think of his work.

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Friday Flower Fiesta (7-18-14)—Live and learn

Friday Flower Fiesta

In creating my Photographic Art, I use the highest resolution pictures I have.

Many years ago when I first started blogging, I never thought I would need pictures bigger than 800 pixels on the longest side.

I had my Canon DSLR camera set to save the picture as a JPG file, and then when I got home I resized all the pictures to 800 pixels on the longest side.

Sadly, I have some great pictures which I can’t use for Photographic Art.

Following are ten of them in all their unframed, un-Photographic Art glory.

Ah, well, as my wise old grandmother used to say: “Live and learn.”

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