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.
Light Tanka (Reaching)
Light enters darkness
Reaching into the shadows
Stretching to corners
As dimness lies cowering
Knowing lightness will prevail
This photo is for the Five Days Challenge that I have been invited to participate in by terryb at through the lens of my life.. The challenge is to post five photos, one per day, for five days and write a story to go along with each photo. The story can be fiction or non-fiction. It can be a short paragraph, a page or a poem. Each day I am to select another person to carry on the challenge.
Today, I would like to invite Barbara at Silver in the Barn. It is not mandatory and you can decline. If this is not the right time or you have already participated, I certainly understand.
Beacon Haiku (Glow)
Light in the distance
Warm glow drawing me closer
A call to follow
(Posted in response to the photo challenge prompt to compose the subject off-center,
obeying the Rule of Thirds)