Good day to you all. How are you all surviving this February? I see all these images of people literally swimming in the snow in North-America and I can’t help but feeling very lucky with the early Spring weather we are having here in the low lands.
We have had some gorgeous sunny days already, with a blue sky and a mild temperature. They have put me in full-on Spring mood already.
And my house is showing it…
There are flowers everywhere…
Like these radiant red tulips. They are just screaming look at me, don’t you think! I made a little colorful Spring decoration with them. They light up the whole room.
So I had some fun with them, making them pose in front of the camera while the low winter sun was putting a spotlight on them.
Normally when I want to take pictures, I struggle with the low winter sun, as it casts shadows everywhere and colors get exaggerated and blown out.
But today I let the sun and the camera have some fun together and I actually waited for those sunny moments to shoot.
Like the picture above, the sun is very present in the image but there was still a thin cloud before the sun when I took it.
Seconds later the cloud had moved and the sun came in full force. With the same camera settings that resulted in this:
This is SOOC (striaght out of camera). No editing done. Of course the image is totally blown out but I think it looks almost like a watercolor image. I like it.
I love the contrast between the warmth of the red tulips and the coolness of the galvanized items.
I also love my little yoghurt bottle….
I found it at a flea market just over the border. It says it is from Liege, which is the Belgium town closest to us, so it is originally from this region. Love that too.
Come on in Spring I am ready for you! Me and my red tulips welcome you!
Stay warm my friends and stay safe.
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