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!
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.