Friday, November 20, 2009

Let There Be....

Light! Ahem! Turn around please...
That's better!



Do you see the Magic Button? It looks like a Rainbow. Give it a push to open the door...



To enter a world of faeries....


Is this a flower? Or an angel?





I just love taking pics of how sun lights up a flower...




Ah ha! Sneaky grapes, just where do you think you're going?



Oh, you were climbing inside the bowl, not trying to escape!




Chrysanthemums perched on the porch, enjoying the last rays of afternoon sun.
I like photographing sunlight as it streams in the window, or as it lights up the landscape, trees, flowers, rocks. But it's proving to be quite a challenge (as most of you know), to take a pic with just the right light. Too much and it's washed out. No colour. Too little and it's dark. Still no colour. And on top of that, I've just found out that different computer monitors show colours differently. Eeks - how do we ever get our photos right?
Whatever - it's all fun. I'm enjoying my new hobby.







21 comments:

Teacher's Pet said...

And you do a beautiful job with the sunlight and your photos...
These are gorgeous photographs!

Beverly said...

great photos...what kind of lens do you use?

I love the caption with each photo.... made me smile.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Wendy, It's amazing how 'light' can change a picture--or an object.... Sometimes you can just get that perfect picture --when the light is JUST RIGHT.

Great photos...Love the 'angel' flower....The grapes look SO yummy!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Kanak Hagjer said...

Wendy...your photographs cheered me up!! What wonderful colours and the way you use your words! Delightful! Loved the rainbow button leading to the faeries as well as the 'angel'.

Have a great weekend!

Maggie May said...

I love the way you put a bit of magic in your post! Pity the sunlight wouldn't let me enter into the garage through the door!

Nuts in May

Mimi said...

I collect wizards... I would love to see more of them! ;) Great post!

Rose said...

You're becoming quite an artistic photographer, Wendy! I'm still learning how to use lighting in photographs. I find that the best ones usually are the result of pure dumb luck:) What I wish, though, is that the photos that show up on my blog looked as good as they do when I view them full-screen on my monitor. It's as though Blogger washes them out somehow.

Is Gandalf guarding your garage door?:)

mxtodis123 said...

Wendy...these photos are fantastic. What a talent you have! Gives me such joy to look at them...and most of the time, I look at them several times.
Mary

Wendy said...

Hi Teacher's Pet, thank you. I am soooo just catching on to photography. There is so much more to learn.

Hi Bev, what kind of lens? I don't know. It's a sony dsc h20 with 10.l megapixels and 10 x zoom.

Hi Betsy, you're so right. I took about 10 pics of that wizard. I wanted the sunlight shining in through the window to light up his crystal ball. What you see is just about the best I could do (without driving myself crazy). But I'm sure there are lots of ways or more sophisticated camera equipment to capture that "magic" light. I'm still learning!

Hi Kanak, thank you for your compliments. I was coming home, up the driveway and saw the reflection of our driveway markers on the garage door. It looked just like a rainbow. Was not sure it would come out in the pic, but it did. Not nearly as bright as I'd like, but it was fun.

Hi Maggie, ha ha - that's good. Although you wouldn't want to see what's really in the garage. Just boring stuff - oh, and a car too.

Mimi - you collect wizards? How cool! I love them too! Will send you some pics.

Hi Rose - oh I agree. Most of mine are the result of pure luck too! I've tried playing with the lighting on the camera, brightening the screen or darkening it, but really, it's hard to judge. And, as you mentioned, they look fine on the screen, but once posted to blogger, they don't look as bright.
Ha - that's cute! This gandalf is sitting on my dining room windowsill!

Hi Mary - eeks! I am humbled by your kind words. I am really just beginning to learn picture taking, and I must say these digital cameras do make things a lot easier than the old-fashioned film ones.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

I have always been enchanted by the light. There are times when flowers especially look like they glow with a light from within.

What saucey little grapes you have! You better keep an eye on them--I think they are trying to pull a fast one on you! LOL!

Hugs!

Hilary said...

It's all about light and shadows and you've captured them beautifully.. and a whimsical sense of humour to boot! :)

Jean said...

Your 'sunshine' pictures are perfect! I always have a hard time with sun pics. Jean

Mark said...

Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing.

Cheryl said...

The photos are lovely Wendy....fine on my screen....I understand what you are saying about light, so very difficult. It is fun though trying to get it right.

I love the fairies........

Shammickite said...

Sunlight is so special, it has a quality that enhances everything it beams apon.

Grammy said...

Oh Wendy, You are getting to be an artist with your new camera. I love them all. The fairy is gorgeous!

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
It is all about light isn't it?
I also love to take photographs and share what I see. Teaching the camera to see what I see is what I work on all the time.
You are doing remarkable work!
Your light hearted way is inspiring!
Namaste,
Sherry

Liaa Covert said...

Opening the eyes and other senses reminds us that the world within us enables us to see beauty everywhere and in everyone. The lens of a camera empowers you to tap into the lens of the soul.

Ruth said...

Light does make a photo. Thanks for all the sunny images. They are great to save up for our inevitable grey winter days.

Beverly said...

A fun post you have here! I love your photos...especially the orchid.

ramblingwoods said...

I am glad you are enjoying taking photos..Have you tried using one of the photo editing software programs? I am trying to Photoshop Elements.. but it has a learning curve and I keep driving off its road...Michelle