Daily Archives: May 7, 2015

Rhododendron Bonanza

Yesterday, When I saw that Lucile’s Photo 101 Rehab and Perelin Colors Tech Challenge included capturing photos in the last beams of sunlight, I went outside to take a picture of my rhododendron. I had just enough time to take a single picture of the plant in full bloom before a big rainstorm came through (in fact, my power was off for almost four hours!) I had already taken pictures across a few evenings to show the plant’s changes. Tonight, I went out to look and saw this bumblebee buzzing between the flowers as the sun lowered in the sky.

The setting sun shines on the corner of my house. I like the way the plant filters the evening sunlight and I like the way the sunlight dances across the brick. I find it interesting that the color of the flowers is affected by the lighting too. Are they purple or pink or something in between?

I hope you like rhododendrons because I just kept taking pictures! I used my Nikon Coolpix S9900 and made a few adjustments with the camera + app. I think the pictures are pretty, but I’m not sure photos can ever capture the full natural beauty of the flowers.

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