sun, shade, and in-between

April 04, 2021  •  4 Comments

It is spring.  As I write, the temperature is 79 degrees, and the thermometer is eeking its way to 80.  Either temperature will set a new record. Thus, it had to be flowers, once again, for today's blog. With that warmth, the 100 daffodil bulbs I planted last fall are sending green shoots through the soil with great speed, and, as you can see here, many are in bloom.  I chose two different times to shoot these "ice follies" daffodils, the first of which rendered the flowers in subdued light or shade.


In-between light or combination light can bring different elements of the flower to the fore.  In this case, the cup is in shadow while the outside petals are backlit.


 An hour later and a sun angle change pulled the drama from these daffodils, producing in your face  sunshine.



Victoria, TTT, Steve, Erin & Jim, Christina, Luella, Jean & Sam, Char, Earle, Wayne, Terry T., Ingrid, and Charlie K. C. wrote about last week's blog, and the developing talent of a six year old artist.  Many thanks!

until next Monday,


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Thanks for sharing these beauties with us.
Steve Immel(non-registered)
This is another worthy study of flowers in different stage of light. Certainly, the brighter light pops the yellow blossoms have greater volume and detail is revealed throughout the flower whereas the brighter sun blows out the highlights, creates translucence and pronounced shadows.

Like Wayne a came up as an acolyte of Group f64 so I F22 I would be tempted to contrast a very shallow DOF, something you do with much success, with the greatest DOF possible.

This is a really nice set, Daryl.
Wayne Gesterfield(non-registered)
So nice. Outside petals backlit is my favorite. Number four pic.

I come from the Ansel Adams f64 club, so I would be getting in close with the greatest depth of field possible to get those great daffy forms.
Fred Barraza(non-registered)
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