Get your shine on
You know those people who just shine, even though they are having the worst day ever? I am so fortunate to have a few in my life and they are a constant source of inspiration. One thought of them and I am reminded to smile and to stop complaining – my virtual little “kick in the pants”.
For me, getting out in the fresh air can have a similar effect. It was a glorious late October day yesterday; the sun was sparkling on the lake and glinting off the leaves. Its warmth on my face was welcome after a few days of rain and clouds.
I haven’t been practising my macro photography lately, so I headed out to Fintry Provincial Park to get down in the grass and take some pictures. The shots above and below are of some kind of weed with beautiful paper-like petals that were shining in the sun’s rays.
And I will fess up – this next shot was a mistake as I hugely over-exposed it. In Lightroom, I brought the exposure down two stops and I thought it made for a moody and different take on grass flowers. It also went well with this quote from Francis Bacon:
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
Getting down lower into the grass, I caught this lovely backlit stem.
Happy Sunday and thanks for reading!