Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Good morning, sunshine


Brilliant petals
Laval, QC, August 2008 [Click to embiggen]
About this pic: This is the last photo in support of this week's Thematic Photographic theme, colorful. I'll be posting a new TP theme later Wednesday evening (mark your calendars now!) For now, feel free to click back if you'd like to share a colorful photo.
Nature has am amazing way of painting a scene - no paintbrush required. I was on an early morning walk when I came across these petals soaking in the brilliant rising sun.

I didn't have a tripod and I had to carefully make my way into a public flowerbed to get close - much to the amusement of passers-by - but in the end it paid off in a picture that will always take me back to a small slice of time when life was peaceful and perfectly laid out in front of me.

Your turn: How is it that color has such power to change our mood?

30 comments:

smarmoofus said...

Is that a cute little inchworm in the middle? This photo is stunning, Carmi. I love the velvety richness of the petals. You're taking this week's theme out out with a bang.

Oh, and happy Wordless Wednesday!
-smarmoofus

Mojo said...

I second that one! Colorful, and no words required. Doesn't matter that it can't do 190mph...
Brilliant shot. Just brilliant.
- Mojo

MommyWizdom said...

Oh, I love this flower's radiance and color! Great shot...

Sara said...

Carmi,

What a beautiful photo. Love the color - it just filled my computer screen and I felt this feeling that I was overcome with the beauty of it.

I love color - maybe that's why I quilt and knit...

Good to see you again...

dianne - bunny trails said...

Beautiful flower. I love the rich depth of graduated color. Color has such incredible power that goes so unnoticed much of the time. It's very compelling when you stop to really take it in, though.

Tripod, though? It never occurred to me to use one with flowers.

Scarlet said...

Unexplainable beauty, that's what that is. Colors, music and scents lift my mood...every time. :)

Thanks for sharing that beautiful flower shot with us. It's amazing!

Dawn @ My Home Sweet Home said...

Beautiful color and lighting, too! I realized how determined I was to get a good shot when I crouched in a public flowerbed and never even looked to see if anyone was looking. :-)

Shammickite said...

Gorgeous colours. The colours of summer are coming to a close.... but before we hit the bleak monotones of winter, we have the glorious hues of Autumn to look forward to!

kenju said...

I don't know how it happens, or why we respond the way we do to certain colors, but I know that color can make all the difference in the world, in most aspects of life.

Rizza said...

Nice macro shot! I seldom see a flower macro, I usually see insects. this is a great one!

ettey said...

oh my! we have the same title! hehehe! good morning to u too!!

Leonard said...

Great photo!

Happy WW!

Sandy M said...

So colorful....May your mornings be full of sunshine every day. Happy WW!

Life In A Snapshot said...

the colors are so crisp. beautiful!

Bob-kat said...

What gorgeous warm colours! This really is a work of art which could grace any wall and cheer up a room instantly :) You always have such a great eye.

Happy WW!

sho said...

I like the way the core of the sunflower is angled to the top left! nice colours too!

The Bimbo said...

That's a great Macro shot! I love it. Just look at the vibrant colours...


Happy WW!
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Katya said...

Flowers make such beautiful subjects because even though no words are needed, THEY speak volumes! Great capture!

Happy WW!

June said...

Yowsa, yowsa, yowsa!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

yes it is very reminiscentof the sun 000 we said that alot to our kids when they were growing up -- our youngest leaves the nest next month hmmm

Linda said...

Lovely....clolorful...and the macro details are fantastic! what lens did you use for this?

tjhirst said...

The circular scene of this flower is like a sunburst when you can only see the yellow on the fringes of the orange. Beautiful. I love photographing flowers, and I,too, feel self-conscious about the public display of that photography sometimes brings.

iPost said...

Great photo! The sight of orange and yellow on a cold winter's day brings joy to my heart. I love the colors of cracklin' fires. It is the color of warmth.

Junebug said...

Color does brighten our world!

Nikon Nick said...

That is a great shot! I hope I can take a photo like that someday. Happy WW!

Ryanne said...

That is a beautiful flower! Great find with the cute little bug on it!

YellowRose said...

The color is gorgeous, the detail is amazing! Nature is truly awe inspiring. Great macro shot Carmi!

Happy WW!

June Lake said...

That's a beautiful pic!
Happy WW! Stop by and say hi. Here's a link to our post.
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Regina said...

Beautiful shot, Beautiful color!

Tommy V said...

nice colorful flower