Thursday, September 20, 2012

Garden photography - light is everything...

Too often I'm too late to catch that perfect morning light that illuminates the garden and brings our plants to life.

This morning, I decided to wait on breakfast and to ignore distractions.  I ventured out with my camera to capture something special.

But the hottest summer sun is behind us and our mornings are cooler and overcast.

The dawn light on my Franzosini agave caught my eye.

And this is what my camera caught when the flash felt compelled to go off.

Pretty cool, huh?  No editing, photo shopping or enhancing.  Just this.

No filtered morning rays to wish you a good day, but perhaps instead an early, eerie Happy Halloween from my garden!

10 comments:

Desert Dweller said...

That metallic look from that moment's lighting is amazing. You are right in what I see implied...sometimes it is the right point in time, not just the general time? (have that sort of thing happen, and I'm trying to figure out, "where is that gray light coming from?")

danger garden said...

Oh that's fabulous!

katina said...

Wow - that's cool. It looks like you desaturated only the agave.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Almost makes me want to get up early and go out and see what I can see. I love the angles of the sun in the fall, just don't want to get up early.

Pam/Digging said...

That is super cool! I love your ghostly image of a beautiful agave and hope my little pup looks like that one day.

Diana said...

Desert Dweller - I wish I could say I carefully planned that precise moment!

Danger Garden - It looks quite dangerous, doesn't it?!

Katina -- if only I knew how to do that. And you know I can never do this again.

Janet - I haven't been blogging much - too much work right now, so I felt the real need to get outside, find something to talk about and shoot it! Guess I did!

Pam - You know, your little pup has at least a dozen or more siblings here that want to come see it!

Shyra said...

That is definitely cool. It looks really amazing. Great post!

Shyra @ e Garages

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is way cool.

Royalty Free Stock Photos said...

This is really so pretty picture !

Tim Cray said...

Good work Sometimes, to add interest or colour to a photograph, it is fun to use props when photographing but You have captured lovely photos keep it going.

Regards Tim