Friday, June 12, 2009

Pretty Purple

I know, I know. More flowers. But they are purple! Ok, so to be honest, I've never really been overly fond of purple. My sister on the other hand, is a huge fan of the hue and always has been. Me, I'm more of a green gal. But as I walked into work this morning, these little beauties caught my eye. I am fortunate to work at a company where we get to look at all of these lovely plants and flowers as we enter. Dainty, brilliant, bold, but in any case Purple. It may make me change the way I look at that color . . . for the better. Hats off to you, big guy in the sky. Some very creative handiwork, as well as painting living things in every shade of the rainbow.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Morning Sunlight

There's a certain quality about the morning sun that is really clean. It gives the subject a crispness that, to me, no other time of the day can. I love evening light for its warmth and glow. But in the morning everything seems fresh and new. So with that in mind, I took a couple shots of newness. The geranium bud and the sprouting green beans (you can still see where it broke out of the seed, which I thought was cool). And then there's the hosta leaf with the morning dew still clinging. So if you're an beginning photographer (not like I'm a pro or anything) , I suggest you start looking at quality of light. Does it warm your image, cool your image, wash out your image? All of these can be useful if it's what you want. Just be aware of it as you're shooting.