Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Cherubs under a tree


Swinging...
London, ON, April 2007

While out for a lunchtime walk with a colleague, we came across this neat little piece of garden art. The lighting was a challenge because the only viable composition placed the brightly overcast sky immediately behind the subject. Backlit, in this case, was bad.

But I shot it anyway because I'd figured a tough shot was better than none at all. Yet another lesson for my own photographic journey: you can't always wait for ideal conditions before triggering the shutter.

Your turn: Aren't they adorable?

22 comments:

Moi said...

totally...very sweet!!! i wish i could join them :)

Beverly said...

Yes, they are adorable. They remind me of a certain little girl in Virginia.

Heidi said...

Okay... I am going to be myself and be different... but I think that they are TOO adorable. Not my taste, I guess. (Nice shot, though. You got the color in the piece even with the dramatic grey sky behind.)

wordnerd said...

Oh, they are wonderful! Thanks for sharing them -- the lighting ended up working in your favor!

Tara Lynn Johnson said...

Hey, Carmi. Since you work from home now, is " a colleague" the puppy? :-)

Hope all is well.

mar said...

They are perfect in a public place! I only consider plants and flowers as garden art...Michele sent me to see this pretty picture :)

mar said...

They are perfect in a public place! I only consider plants and flowers as garden art...Michele sent me to see this pretty picture :)

patricia said...

It's a great shot, but I'm with Heidi. I can't stand cherubs, especially when I see them decorated on people's lawns or all over their living rooms and bathrooms. Blechh. Just to kitschy and cute for my tastes, I guess.

Bob-kat said...

The pic turned out great despite the overcast sky. I'm glad you took the pic.

Life can be like that sometimes too. The condiitons are not always ideal but sometimes we have to act anyway. don't you think?

Michele sent me over to say hi but as you know I would show up sometime anyway! :)

Anna said...

They are sweet! :) I like the tones of this.

BreadBox said...

A journey of photographic discovery begins with a single shot --- one of these days I must set off on that journey....
By the way, I posted a couple of pieces about balloons earlier in the week (referring back to our earlier discussion of kids and balloons)

N.

BreadBox said...

and of course, Michele sent me today:-)
N.

Mike Davis said...

Hi Carmi, thanks for the visit. I like to think the non-form rejection letters are a step in the right direction. I still keep them handy and read them when i need an ego boost!

MissMeliss said...

Oh, this is a cool picture. And I have to say, your local "garden art" is way more interesting than the stuff around here, which is generally limited to cement poodles.

(I'm not kidding.)

Chad Oneil said...

Carmi,
I'm on this "photographic journey" too.

Thanks so much for your latest comment on my site. I'm glad you enjoyed the "Snake on a Phone".

Shane said...

ahh, the Carmi Camera Eye strikes again. -- Nice photo

Melody said...

Oh yes they are adorable! Here via Michele today Carmi. Have a terrific weekend!

Becky68 said...

They're interesting. A little gothic looking even- with the gray sky though & I like that.
Michele sent me today to see what you've been photographing.

Mr. Althouse said...

It looks pretty good to me. I have a spot meter on my Canon D30. Maybe that would have helped? Of course, there would be no discernible detail in the background, but the cherubs might be better exposed. Also, I've read that in Photoshop you can take different exposures of the same shot and "blend" them to get a shot that is perfectly exposed throughout the frame. That's all I know, however... just enough to be dangerous!

Michele sent me,

Mike

Sue said...

Here from Michelle's today -- love, love, love garden art -- each year I try to buy a piece to put in my own yard -- maybe I can try and steal this one -- I do like it :)

Catherine said...

That's a beautifully composed shot. I tend to rely on Photoshop to adjust the highlights and shadows in those tricky backlit shots - or fill-in flash - though sometimes the flash flattens things to much.
Here from Michele's this morning.

gautami tripathy said...

Those cherubs are so cute. Michele sent me back to admire your photographic skills yet again.