This week’s photo challenge submission has been brought to you by the colour yellow. Yellow daffodils symbolize the arrival of spring in Vancouver. They’re everywhere during the month of March and April, quickly followed by cherry blossoms. They do wilt quite quickly, I find soon to be followed by more robust summer flowers like roses.
This photograph, however, was taken in April of 2009, just as spring was starting to get into high gear. It had been a cloudy day so it was the right time to take photographs of flowers. Direct sunlight would cast shadows that mar the photograph. Soft, diffused light from clouds are great for photographing flowers. I had been sitting far away when I noticed the peculiar way the daffodils were facing me. I quickly attached my long zoom lens and got in tight. I waited for the wind to die down, and snapped the photograph and what you see here is the final product, after a bit of cropping on good ol’ Photoshop.
Spring is in the air. The days are getting longer, it’s getting warmer. It’s still raining in Vancouver. I hope the coming spring turns out quite nicely so I can take more photographs.
Taken with Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi.
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 at 300mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/100s.
Edited with Adobe Photoshop CS4.