Sunday, September 2, 2012

Painted by the Sun


If you look at the leaf to far right, it is just dark green and ordinary, but the one in the center, even though half of the top has been eaten away by some critter, the Sun has painted it for a few short moments and transformed it into beauty.



 The difference you see in these two photos, is a change of White Balance, top was Daylight WB and Below was Shade WB

31 comments:

Stacey Dawn said...

I've been enjoying the painting of the sun on things lately too.... the light is so lovely!

BlueShell said...

Wow...love the effect, Sandra! Amazing the things you can do...

I'll try to send you an email today.
Isabel

diane b said...

Photography is all about light.

EM Illustrator said...

Cool snaps, and it's great to see what effects the sun can do. I like your new header picture.
Have a great day!

DawnTreader said...

Great illustration of the miracles of the sun :) I woke up to a grey and wet morning so no sun/shadow experiments today!

Jenny Woolf said...

Wonderful. I love to see leaves illuminated against a dark background. And I adore your main picture of the flamingoes, wow!!!

Deb said...

beautiful Sandra....I love the way you think...

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

An example of "It's moment in the sun"...

Prefer the Shade WB effect. It's more my-color-liking.

Thank you! You have your comments, so that I can pop back up and look at pics, _while_ I am composing comment. :-)

NEW blog header.

Wishing you a safe and happy Labor Day weekend. "Auntie"

Inger said...

The sun transforms it for a few short moments and you capture it forever. It's amazing what you can do with a camera. Also, living here, where nature is pretty much beige right now, to see this deep green is so refreshing.

RoeH said...

I tried to do that in the early morning up in Pinetop when the sun hit the tops of the pines. Didn't work well. I'll have to post a picture.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

A little bit of sunshine can make such a difference. I love how the sun lights up the leaves. This is just my personal preference,but I like the WB on shade setting. I think it gives the images a warmer look.That's my two cents worth.

Susannah said...

Interesting, Sandra! What a difference.

Maple Lane said...

Love the play of sun/shadows. The leaves are so pretty. Enjoy your day, Sandra.

TexWisGirl said...

i echo deb's comment.

Rose said...

Just simply glorious.

LC said...

Lovely capture of "sun painting." A local garden columnist calls this season on the northern Gulf Coast "hurricane summer" and says the light is such that it adds vibrancy to the colors and textures of gardens here.

I think the dramatic bump in vibrancy and texture in your flamingo header results from the fine photoshopping of MadSnapper. Should we add another alias, Mad PhotoShopper?

Have a great week. Hubby and I have been safe but lazy during Isaac, but I will be catching up on blog visits and posts in the next few days.

SweetMarie said...

The sunlight makes nature that more beautiful! These photos are crystal clear and just gorgeous!

Madi and Mom said...

Beautiful as always you have such a good eye Mad Snapper.
Hugs Madi and mom
we are trying to comment in between t-storms

Nefertiti said...

Jolie "dentelle" ;o)

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Chatty Crone said...

I enjoy the photos of the sun by the SON. sandie

Chatty Crone said...

I enjoy the photos of the sun by the SON. sandie

Miss Debbie said...

Lovely! You are outside...that's a good sign! :-)

Terri Buster said...

It's noticing details like this that make you a great photographer! (BTW, I love your new header- so cute!)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

My favorite time to take photos is late afternoon when the sunlight is not so much a problem, Sandra. Thanks for the primer here.

Ann said...

the sun is an excellent painter and your captured the art well. In those last two pictures I like the look of the one with the white balance set for shade

George said...

I really like your photos of the sunlight on the leaves. White balance settings can make quite a difference, can't they?

SquirrelQueen said...

It is amazing to see what the sun can do with colors. I really like your close up of the leaf in the second photo. It really brings out the veins and details.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I love those leaves and the way you captured their markings. Nothing more lovely than green. God knew it would be a soothing to the eye color.

EG CameraGirl said...

I like how white settings change the look of photos. I often like the golden look that shade gives.

photowannabe said...

Amazing what a little balance will do....
Love your leaves.