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Spring's Warmth

Spring's Warmth, composite, color

Spring's Warmth

I've been saying for weeks how our spring has been unusually cold and dry, but the upside to the weather has been that the daffodils have taken their time to bloom, and have retained their flowers for a surprisingly long time. Many of the yards and gardens in my area are teeming with blooms. This weekend brought a change in the weather, with a couple of hot days, which were followed by torrential downpours and gusty winds, not something flowers appreciate.

Fortunately, I had the presence of mind to harvest a few of the daffodils before the weather hit and while they were still in their prime. I was looking to photograph them with a simple, warm light to give the flowers a little bit of a renaissance painterly quality to the images: one speedlite with gel and diffuser was all the light used. I think I got it right. (Let me know if I didn't.)

Here's a composite of three of those photographs. I hope you like them as much as I do.

As always, please feel free to express your thoughts and comments. I do appreciate them!

Best wishes,


Hi! I'm a retired university professor,  an avid photographer, musician, orchid grower, and a pretty good fisherman.

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