Saturday, April 17, 2010

Light & Abstract - Spring!

Spring, spring, glorious spring!  The sun illumines the splendid little solitary redbud.






















Tulips bloom their hearts out.








And it all looks wonderful even after a drenching spring rain.



























The rain makes the grasses quiver with the raindrops




and the rose leaves glisten with globes of light.



















which shimmer with reflections.


Even the film of rainwater in the bottom of the flowerpot captures an image of spring greenery.


In early morning light, the little redbud is a beacon.  Spring, glorious spring!






WRAPUP
These assignments have been great fun;  they've offered a structure around which to practice.  I've learned a lot.  For one thing, I'm a lot clearer about aperture, although this still needs a lot of work.  I've learned some mechanics, such as how to make a collage in Picasa and how to make a diptich in Photoshop.  I've tried shooting at different times of day to experience the light, and I've tried using artificial light with a still-life setup.   Every one of these trials only lead to more questions, - but I guess that's a good thing! Thanks for it all.

And by the way...My favorite picture.  I like the color and the composition.


17 comments:

gonzomama said...

oh my goodness those reflection shots are so creative and fun!

Neuroknitter said...

I love the droplets and the reflection shots!!! Great series! Spring has definitely arrived!! Yippy skippy!

Kim Klassen said...

oh my goodness.. the reflection shots are brilliant.. the droplets.. wow...

all very wonderful!! ♥

Jane said...

The first photo is so spring and lovely, but the relection shots are amazing. Love the grass with the droplet the best. It has been great to meet you. Have a lovely weekend.

Linda said...

Your droplet shot is wonderful. I have enjoyed seeing your pictures. x

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Yvonne said...

Beautiful photography, Nancy! I love the sun on the redbud, the contrast of the pink and green & the close-up shots, both of them! The potted plants and the dog on the wet deck, the water drops & reflections! It was very nice to meet you!

Earth Mama said...

You have captured the essence of spring here, most definitely. The flower pictures are beautiful. My absolute favorite is the water droplet...all of your reflections actually. They are all magnificent!

:)Lisa

Camilla~ Bloom said...

Gorgeous spring images, so vibrant and lovely. Your reflections are so creative. Really like all the color and energy. So glad you enjoyed the workshop...thank you for joining us, sharing your inspiring images.
Beautiful work!

Susan {Florali} said...

Hasn't all the rain this year given us the most glorious spring? What a beautiful job you've done capturing it. Your redbud is a most worthy beacon! I just realized that we are practically neighbors. I live in Walnut Creek, CA. So nice to meet you through c & c.

Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com said...

What a great catch that reflection is! Good LOOKING!

maccandace said...

I love those 3 reflection shots, great. And I love the pup on the wet deck looking out, too cute. Such pretty photos, glad to make your acquaintance.

Carolyn Parker said...

Hi Nancy, I'm fascinated how you got perfect shots of that redbud in two completely different light situations. They are both masterful. I swooned over your water shots that huge drop is just heavenly. I'm glad the workshop was helpful and that you were part of it!

simplyussix said...

oh-la-la, I love the rain drop on the green leaf. That is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your blog and photos with me. It was a pleasure to meet you.

lucy said...

i just returned from vacation in maryland and virginia, where the redbud is out in all its glory, and am so glad to see your lovely shots of the blooms close-up! i have to sawy that that perfect water drop on the leaf is amazing. i've enjoyed seeing your beautiful work - thanks so much!

Tina said...

OH WOW....just breath taking your reflections. I would so love to have a dippy of the small green and red one. Beautiful, beautiful.
Tina

Dee @ Red Dirt Ramblings said...

That one of the raindrop. Wow. Light, beautiful light, the light of spring and fall. Glorious.~~Dee

forest said...

Wow, your photography has become incredible. I just want to swim in them.