Thursday, April 22, 2010

(Day 112) A slightly different look at spring

Spring has to be one of my favourite times of the year. Oh sure, hot lazy days in the summer are great, especially when you're on vacation, and fall days, with all the splendid colours, are amazing, and I'm always gung ho for a raging winter blizzard.

But after the 'deadness' of winter, spring brings a magic all its own, as everything bursts into life and suddenly there's a kaleidoscope of colour. Photographers (me included) can't wait to get out to capture the emerging beauty, in exquisite detail. Today it was just literally exploding all around me.

(18-55mm  f29  0.6 sec  ISO100)
















(18-55mm  f14  1/5 sec  ISO100)

18 comments:

Scott said...

Rick,
I really really like those. I have got to try some of those. GREAT JOB!!! Keep em coming.

imac said...

Rick, magnifico my friend.

Spring into action - for real.

M. Hassan said...

Amazing!

Did you use a zoom-shoot technique.. I'm impressed

darlin said...

Rick are these flowers? I'm confused... not hard to do to me today!

Rick said...

@Scott - thanks Scott!

Rick said...

@imac - thank you.

Rick said...

@M - thank you, and yes.

Rick said...

@darlin - the first is a flowering shrub, the 2nd is of a red tulip with yellow tulips in the background. Hope that dispels the confusion :)

Chad said...

Scott showed me your pictures at work tonight.He was very impressed,and I think they look very nice. You should treat us with more. I like how you have such a wide variety of subject matter. I'll have to try one of these and see how it turns out.

Riet said...

Beautiful pictures Rick. Wonderful macro

imac said...

Hi Rick, Ive AVG but it stopped working, I uninstalled it and reinstalled it, but still not working, had a word with the puter wizard and he reckons a certain bug attacks the these programs first, so I thought action was needed.

Karen said...

Creative and beautiful. Certainly a perfect description of Spring exploding all around. I like your comments, except the 'gung ho for a raging winter blizzard' part. HaHa

Rick said...

@Chad - thank you. I have lots of subject matter around here - I`m working on `seeing` it :) I look forward to your experimentation, and your Yellowstone photos.

Rick said...

@Riet - dank u wel Riet.

Rick said...

@imac - too bad there are people out there who have nothing better to do with their lives than write & spread viruses. Good luck with the 'cure' so you can get back to posting soon.

Rick said...

@Karen - thank you. I like the sense of community that a good blizzard brings out - people helping each other. Once the cleanup is done I'd be ok with it all melting again :)

Katherine said...

An explosion of colourful life! Rick these are really wonderful pictures!

Rick said...

@Katherine - thank you. It's always fun to experiment with photography :)