Campanula (Bell Flower in plain English) is a large genus of garden plants. They are graceful, pretty plants but tend to be fragile. They grow to about eighteen inches in height but as the flowers come out they become a little top-heavy and are easy flattened by wind or rain.

_DS83273My wife rescued a stem and installed it on the window cill of the downstairs loo – a window with frosted glass. I took a look at it and thought: that might make an interesting image. And I think it has. The background is a little busy admittedly, but the flowers are strong enough to stand out from it and I managed to find two flowers that provided an attractive balance.

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16 Responses to Campanula

  1. ShimonZ says:

    I love this. Magnificent photo.

  2. poppytump says:

    The lovely effect of a *waterfall cascade makes a great contrast with the Campanulas Andy . Freshly delicate !

  3. oneowner says:

    I think the background is perfect for these simple flowers. Great shot, Andy.

  4. Chillbrook says:

    Smashing photo Andy! I really like this one. 🙂

  5. shoreacres says:

    I never would have guessed a window as a background. I was sure you’d photographed these outdoors, against a background of something like drying stems. It’s a striking photo, which I very much like: the contrast between the blooms and the background seems perfect.

    • LensScaper says:

      This is slightly different from the average frosted window with it’s vertical elements and it struck me too that they looked a little like echoes of the Campanula’s stem. Funny how a chance idea can yield a rather satisfying image. Thanks for your thoughts, as always, Linda

  6. A challenging composition. Well done. 🙂

  7. Len says:

    Nicely composed Andy. The flowers seem to pop off of that background.

  8. ehpem says:

    Love this photo Andy. And very interested to see your spelling “cill”, something I have not seen for so long I had forgotten it was an option.

    • LensScaper says:

      My use of the spelling ‘cill’ sparked quite an argument – apparently it is rather arcane but to my eye ‘sill’ just doesn’t look right on paper. At least I was eventually able to demonstrate that ‘cill’ is correct even if rare.

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