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“Yellow Gerberia”

“Yellow Gerberia”

“Yellow is a very favorable vibration for mental or intellectual activity, as it promotes a clear state of mind. Yellow heightens your awareness and alleviates depression, sadness, or any kind of despondency.”
― Tae Yun Kim

This bright yellow Gerberia daisy is one of hundreds given out this past weekend at a huge wedding ceremony. Our town mayor got married on Saturday in a very large and public ceremony to which the entire town was invited. It was a hot day and he even thought to have water available for the guests as they stood in the bright sunshine, watching the ceremony.

For me, it became another photo subject. Imagine that!

My wife brought it home after viewing the ceremony and it sat on our kitchen table beckoning me. So, I ‘borrowed’ it for a few minutes, made a few quick images and put it back on the table.

The bright yellow colour is what first drew me to it. Then I noticed all the details in the petals, especially as I processed the image. It’s like a yellow cup, surrounded by petals and almost without blemish. Like the quote says, it’s a happy colour.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
 @ 200 mm
1/15 sec, f/10.0, ISO 200

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“Morning Blossoms” – Stouffville Creek Trail

“Morning Blossoms” - Stouffville Creek Trail

Ah, spring!

I went for an early morning walk this morning and was greeted by yet another gift of spring – a beautiful crab-apple tree loaded with delicate pink-white blossoms. The sun was just up and provided a wonderful soft light. I tried to keep as much of the flower-head in focus while keeping the background soft.

I spent quite a bit of time with this particular subject and will be posting more photos in the next few days.

Nikon D300
Nikor 70-3000 mm f/4.5-56. @ 170 mm
1/250 sec @ f/11, ISO 250