Monday, August 16, 2010


Happy Monday! I have kind of quit on my Monochrome Mondays. I have discovered that in the summer I really, really want COLOR! There's so much vibrant color around that I just can't bear to shoot or process colorless images. So today's shot was taken early this morning as the rising sunlight was shining on my tiny poppy.

I took some shots of this poppy from the "front" (so the camera was on the same side as the sun) but the shadows were pretty hard, and they were pretty boring. I moved around so I was "behind" the flower and saw the hairs on the stem all lit up - I loved that! I also loved the big bokeh dots (bokeh dots - like polka dots - hee hee hee hee hee) that showed up through the maple tree in the background. I left leaves in near the bottom of the frame - even though they make it slightly unbalanced - because they give it some context. I think they tell the viewer that it is a poppy plant, and not a picked blossom. Since the Daily Shoot assignment was "a plant" I definitely wanted it to give the impression of planty-ness.

So there ya have it. Time for me to get to work! Thanks for dropping in - I'd love to hear what you think!


Sandra said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this image!
Great colors, contrast and bokehlishesness (is that even a word?) Great eye Elli

snaphappee said...

It's a word now! Thanks Sandra!

bakingbarb said...

I'm with Sandra, gotta LOVE this one. Perfect sunshine on a perfect flower. said...

Love this shot Elli. Colors are awesome and I do love the bokeh.

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