Friday, March 6, 2015

February Photo Project, Part 5--Photo Faves

I saved the best for last. Leave a comment on which is/are your favorite. I'd love to hear.

Rain on an orchid blossom

Heavy with blossoms


Baby buds at sunrise

Popcorn at sundown

The light hit our rosebush just right one afternoon. I learned how much aperture to use to get just the right amount of focus for the shots I wanted. That soft buttery light haloed the white roses.

These may be my favorites from the whole project. A tree in our yard has been slowing dying over the past few years from a bore infestation. These photos are of the sap on the bark. (These were taken on the same rare foggy morning I talked about yesterday. It filtered the light in a way that made the sap look like gems along the trunk of the ailing tree.)

Spring is reaching an end here in Arizona. A few trees are lagging behind the curve, but mostly it's over. Our short spring will inevitably rush to summer and linger there way too long.

I'm so glad I took the time behind the lens to capture some of its beauty. I learned many lessons about composition, light, editing, and storytelling. Most importantly, I learned that I have so much to learn about photography--gaining the skills to capture more than a few lucky shots.

I have a new project underway for March, and I can't wait to see what I learn this time around.


  1. Very nice pictures, you have a good eye. Love the rain on the orchid one most.

  2. "Like gems along the trunk of an ailing tree" There's a metaphor in there somewhere. I like the first sap picture and the rain on the orchid.

  3. They are all gorgeous. I think my favorite is the bird at sunrise.