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.


Posted on May 7, 2015, in home, Observations, Photo101 Rehab, Photography and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. These are lovely. And you caught the bee in the photo too!! Excellent.

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