Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 07/11/2013


Photo taken on July 10, 2013


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191/365: "Where light and shadow fall on your subject - that is the essence of expression and art through photography." ~ Scott Bourne

191/365: "Where light and shadow fall on your subject - that is the essence of expression and art through photography." ~ Scott Bourne
3 pictures in notes above! :)

Steve and I decided a while ago that we need to start getting up earlier and we've slowly worked our clock back so that now I am getting up before 7am, and sometimes as early as 6am! How insane for a nightowl like me! But I've always loved the early morning when I'm up, so I'm getting a wonderful reward every time I get up.

This morning I stepped outside and found at least half a dozen poppies that were open or in the process of doing so. In shades of pinks and also red, I even noticed a little ruffled white one accented with a bit of pink blush that was shyly opening its face near the ground. I took many pictures and then gave all the flowers water as the sun peeked over the hill and began to shine rays of warmth upon all of our faces.

Once again I got my camera and took another set of pictures, and as I walked back and forth around the plot, I watched the way the sun made the petals glow and how the whole impact could change with just one step forward or back.

Crouching low, I looked at the poppies from under the petals, and the angle of the sun created magnificent lens flares which magnified the amazing scene I was witnessing. I got many pictures, and I'll show another favorite in a week or two!

Scott Bourne is a new media producer, consultant, photographer, author, lecturer, teacher and technology enthusiast. Wikipedia: Scott Bourne

Explored on July 11, 2013. Highest position, page 2 (#30).
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Jenny McIntyre, Karline, Krone, Leiela (MCR) and 45 other people have particularly liked this photo


44 comments - The latest ones
Levina de Ruijter
Levina de Ruijter
The backlighting and the flare are both lovely, showing the flower in a very different light. Literally as well as figuratively. A lovely image, Janet.
5 years ago.
Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport
Fragile et belle !
5 years ago.
koaxial
koaxial
again.... a wonderful backlight. could stare at it the whole day.....
5 years ago.
sergioesse (very busy)
sergioesse (very bus…
Splendid light, fantastic !
5 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
Ok, now you got me off my seat, clapping my hands, jumping up and down and scroll up to look again, get stuck looking, can't keep my eyes off and big smile, clapping some more:) Fantastic!:o)
This is heavenly beautiful, Podling!:D
5 years ago.
Hans Guenter
Hans Guenter
Great light and very impressive use of reduced DoF.
5 years ago.
Bob Ottey
Bob Ottey
Beautiful Light and Colours Janet Excellent Definition DOF And Framing Most Definite Fav Kindest Regards Bob
5 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Marvellous use of rear lighting and DOF.
5 years ago.
kadely
kadely
Superbe, très belle lumière d'ambiance
5 years ago.
Meremail
Meremail
Very beautiful back lighting, especially the "fuzz" on the stems.
As for getting up early. I am normally up just after 5am every day, mainly due to the sound of a strong electric wind caused by Mrs Mail bouncing out of bed and blow drying her hair.
At this time of the year, I am riding my bicycle in the dark for the morning newspaper, rugged up against the mid-winter chills,.
5 years ago.
Gerda
Gerda
*Mags* made the point :))) fantastic series and I LOVE the spider shots!!!
5 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
awesome lighting
5 years ago.
Ashley Loy
Ashley Loy
Wonderful light !!!!!!!!!
5 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
The lighting here is fantastic, highlighting every single (hair?) on that poppy! I love it's beautiful pink colour too, perfectly captured in every detail! The bokeh is fantastic as well!

As for getting up early, I love to get up early! I'm not so much a night owl though; sometimes I stay up until around 11 pm but that is really late for me.
5 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Superb lighting, colors and detail! Gorgeous flower image!!! Brilliantly done, Janet!
5 years ago.
Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
So cool and dreamy. I will have to skip the spider photo (eeek! shudder). Hope you understand.
5 years ago.
OCS
OCS
Beautiful and delicate composition! Superb light and bokeh! Excellent shot!
5 years ago.
Blueman
Blueman
Excellent!
5 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Splendid …Excellent capture friend!! Compliments!!! Good evening from City beautiful Chandigarh!!!!Have a nice nd enjoyable time<b
5 years ago.
Seb.69
Seb.69
Wonderful detail, light and colors..Superb Janet...
5 years ago.
Clotilde M (Clofotos)
Clotilde M (Clofotos…
Une série exceptionnelle ++++++++++++++++
5 years ago.
Katie Rose
Katie Rose
That's lovely!
5 years ago.
Lisa Holder
Lisa Holder
Lovely!
5 years ago.
Rafa
Rafa
muy buena
5 years ago.
Eve
Eve
Très belle lumière !!!
5 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
Tremendous image. Well done
5 years ago.
Marcello Ciappi
Marcello Ciappi
Wow very pleasing shot ! Just wonderful !!!
Good evening, my friend!
5 years ago.
Malhas
Malhas
Lovely capture !
5 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
A great use of back light, including the impressive flare!
5 years ago.
Magda Möller
Magda Möller
This is just delightful and a great start to my day.....LOVE the light and beautiful soft bokeh!
5 years ago.
Dynamo
Dynamo
nice light & capture...
5 years ago.
Xanis Wong
Xanis Wong
great light and bokeh. really nice low angle shot too.
5 years ago.
Rafael
Rafael
Precioso contraluz !
Buen fin de semana
5 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Congratulations!
Happy weekend, Janet!

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5 years ago.
Ruth S Hart
Ruth S Hart
Stunning light and shadows, so beautiful
5 years ago.
Autre Regard
Autre Regard
Magnifique. Bravo !
5 years ago.
WolfgangN
WolfgangN
wow, very beautiful picture !
5 years ago.
Dean Morley (mostly off)
Dean Morley (mostly…
A gorgeous image Janet. You've captured the light perfectly I think.
5 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Wonderful light...
5 years ago.
Jean
Jean
Gorgeous.
5 years ago.
Karline
Karline
Excellente composition, j'aime beaucoup cette photo ! La lumière est exceptionnel, BRAVO
5 years ago.
Darwinsweep
Darwinsweep
Wonderful backlighting !
Love the spiders !!!
5 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Beautiful lighting!! Great capture =)
2 years ago.
Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre
Oh Janet - how absolutely gorgeous. The petals are like crepe paper and the light shining through them or highlighting them is just fantastic. You do have an incredible eye for beauty
2 years ago.