Saturday, May 05, 2012

Round Robin -- Flowers for Steven

I haven't participated in a Round Robin Photo Challenge for quite some time, but I couldn't pass up an opportunity to post a few photos as an homage for Steven.

I didn't really know Steven that well.  I didn't even know his last name until I read his obituary online.  But he was a good online friend for quite some time.

We first "met" while blogging at the now-defunct AOL Journals.  Steven was one of the first to leave AOL in search of a better blogging platform for showcasing his photography.  We knew each other mainly by leaving comments on each other's blogs.  Steven was very knowledgeable about photography and blogging, and his passion for both was very contagious.

After the death of his cat Pickles, Steven took a break from blogging and just disappeared.  I was shocked and deeply saddened when another online friend informed me recently that Steven had passed away almost three years previous.

So now the word has finally gotten around online, and the latest Round Robin Challenge is Flowers for Steven.  I hope Steven would approve and I hope you'll check out some of his wonderful photography on his blog and his Flickr page.

Flowers for Steven


Jama said...

The flowers are so lovely!

Carly said...

Hello Duane :)

My goodness, I have to tell you, that last photo in the series is STUNNING! I just love the composition and the lighting is just awesome! I also like the first two very much, the flowers with the fence framing them is intriguing to me. Its' an interesting thought as a metaphor. Well done all around.

:) Carly

fdtate said...

Thanks for the kind words.

I think the middle picture is my favorite. I took the first picture a few days too late, and the third picture is cropped out of a picture that was messed up by sensor dust.

I do like the bug (a cricket?) though, and wish I'd gotten a better shot of it.

sunflowerkat321 said...

I know Steven would have enjoyed all these photos. But, I'll bet that the last one would have really tickled him...the bug on top really tells a little story!