“Dream in colours, for hues are vibrant. Paint each day with a smile. In days of past, don’t grieve; Make new deposit to the pleasant memory bank! Let your life be a reason for others to LIVE.” ― Somya Kedia
Once more, the effects of the black background surprised me.
When I selected this carnation from a bouquet, I did so because I saw some potential for a very ‘punchy’ image. The carnation, on observation, had a nice blend of coral shades and a very satiny texture.
As it turned out, they presented themselves in a very dramatic way under studio lights, further enhanced by the black background. The swirl of colour seems to almost have movement to it. It certainly is nice to be able to preserve these images for future enjoyment as the carnation was part of a bouquet my children gave to my wife in celebration of her recent birthday.
Nikon D800 Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm 2.0 sec, f/45.0 ISO 100
“The magical way the wintertime warms you up is through its frozen beauties!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan
Yesterday, was a spectacular day! Here we are in mid February and the temperatures hit
12° C. The light was glorious and the outdoors beckoned me. So, with camera bag in hand, I set out to enjoy the day and see what it would reveal to me.
Since the temperatures last week were around -30° C, with a lack of snow, the local creeks had frozen solid to the bottom and the melt water flowed over sheets of pristine ice. On my journey, I came across these two maple leaves, wedged between two rocks and frozen to the creek bed. Clear cold water now ran across the surface, enhancing the colour of the leaves and creating an interesting distortion in the background. This is one of many images I made on my 9 kilometer hike and I’ll be sharing more over the next few days. Get ready for a brief ice and water theme.
Nikon D300 Tamron 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 95 mm 1/40 sec, f/3.2, ISO 250