garden variety

May 15, 2017  •  2 Comments

Looking back at my blogs this year, I realize there has been a preponderance of them featuring flowers of assorted varieties.  Flowers and blossoms offer nearly endless photographic possibilities, waiting for your camera.  Buds are just as captivating as the flower when it opens, and again when it fades.  All stages are up to the interpretation of the photographer and her or his equipment, and subsequently, the development of the image.  Light on flowers changes throughout the day, providing more potential for study.  An added bonus is that, to a certain extent, these subjects are not time-sensitive, so you can actually be methodical and work with one, go to another, or return to the subject when the light is slightly different.  With humans, animals, photojournalism, and street photography, you don't always have that luxury. My thinking is that if an opportunity presents itself, pull those cameras out and act on it, regardless of subject.

The garden variety daffodils are many and wildly different.  I planted these so long ago that I do not remember their names.  But they speak for themselves. Early morning, filtered light creates lovely shadow potential.

Daffodils (white with orange cup)Daffodils (white with orange cup)   

Daffodils (white front with shadows)Daffodils (white front with shadows)

I always need to remind myself that the face-on view is not the only one of interest.  Here are images of the back or under portion of both white and yellow petals.

Daffodils (undereath flower with shadows)Daffodils (undereath flower with shadows)


daffodils (underneath yellow flowers)daffodils (underneath yellow flowers)


Two frontal views of a double daffodil with yellow petals and orange cups and fringe.

Daffodils (yellow slightly desaturated)Daffodils (yellow slightly desaturated)

Daffodils (yellow and aspen)Daffodils (yellow and aspen)

Wildflowers in the high mountains will be blooming soon.  I hope you have the opportunity to see them up close.

until next Monday,


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Steve Immel(non-registered)
You knocked it out of the park again, Daryl. I admire your patience in looking for the unique vantage point and changing light. All are beautifully composed. I particularly like image two that's higher key. How it would look in black and white?
Wayne Gesterfield(non-registered)
Pretty daffies. Love those doubles and triples.
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