Having read a photography magazine about photographing flowers I went into the garden and found this iris. I stuck it in a vase and photographed it from underneath outside in daylight.

I do like the contrast between the white of the flower and the blue sky, and also the simplicity of the sky. Usually when taking flower photos the surrounding leaves/branches etc. distract. The sky makes a nice clean backdrop.


My name is Peter Holloway and having lived in Southport, England for 20 years, followed by a couple of years back in Northern Ireland I'm now working as an IT Manager in West Sussex. I was born in Northern Ireland and raised in the suburbs of Belfast just off the Saintfield Road, attended Cairnshill Primary School and Annadale Grammar School. I studied for a London University BD at Belfast Bible College.