Our weather has recently taken a small turn for the better but in the spirit of being way behind in my photo sharing, this post was written several weeks ago when I was exceedingly tired of the enduring winter weather.
It seems that through winter, there's only so much out there worth photographing. Sure the snow and icy surroundings can look nice - for the first week or two but after that, the season seems to wear thin pretty quickly. The one nice thing about winter is that the sun always seems to be at a low angle - never directly above as in summer. This makes for lovely lighting and intense shadows. On this day, I spent a lot more time snapping photos indoors than out. Below are a few plants around Frank's house.
The sun was shining through the kitchen window where a couple of plants adorn the ledge. Its light was so intense, that it cast shadows of the window screen upon the tiny leaves.
Another plant, backlit by the sun.
The tiny hairs on the stem of yet another plant were illuminated.
Same plant - a peek through its leaves.
A different view of the same leaf. Do try and contain your excitement.
The croton is a colourful plant - often showing off greens, reds and yellows at the same time. Sunlight is peeking between the leaves.
Another day, another view. The light shines directly on the leaves.
And from behind, it shines right through them.
Fresh snowflakes, sunlight and the window screen were responsible for this bokeh effect.
Even dead blooms have their beautiful moment in the sun.
Wishing those who celebrate a Happy Passover and/or a Happy Easter. Whatever you acknowledge, just make sure the Easter Bunny doesn't Passover your house without delivering some chocolate.
More photos in a few days.