Monday, 11 October 2010

Day 273: Late Poppy

It seems odd that there are still flowers at this time of year, when the leaves on the trees are changing, dying and falling.  And yet there are still a number of flowers in the garden, including this rather frail looking poppy.  I suppose it is only a matter of time before the first frost hits and they all give up their fragile hold on the world.  Unfortunately, I don't really like this photo.  It is a little too dark because the flower was in the shade and there was not enough light to get a better exposure.  The colour is slightly off too.  It might have been ok if the exposure had been better, but it's slightly too orangey yellow despite having tried every white balance my camera offers.  And to cap it all off it's not entirely sharp either!  The worst thing about this whole project is the number of days you have to settle because there is nothing better on offer to photograph, or no better photograph of the subject you did manage to find.


  1. I like flowers!

    I actually do like this photo, though, 'specially the way the stem comes in from the side (following the gap in the background). And the flower itself is pretty, of course :)

  2. campaign for positive blogs on fantastic photography6:19 pm, October 20, 2010

    I suppose we look at the photographs with different purposes. I always see an interesting and mostly beautiful subject captured and displayed for my pleasure. I am often delighted by the angle of view that allows me to appreciate something I am familiar with again.