Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Yellow Aloe by Flash Light



















The beauty of this stand of Yellow Aloe in full bloom has proved illusive to capture because the background in all directions is such a jumble. Darkness eliminated the background and the camera flash illuminated the yellow flower spikes.

6 comments:

christin m p in massachusetts said...

To me, things that are pretty in daylight become sublimely beautiful with the nighttime backdrop of darkness. Notice this effect when you look at a person's face illuminated only by moonlight.

Pam/Digging said...

Wow, those look gorgeous by flashlight. Does it make you want to garden by the light of the moon?

Annie in Austin said...

You caught me with these yellow torches, too, Christopher - thanks for this photo.

Annie

Deviant Deziner said...

Spike -o- licious !

The County Clerk said...

Creative. Thank you for doing that for us.

Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

A full moon is a great time to look at a garden. It gets rid of the distraction of "Color" and turns it into line, shape, texture and form. These basic elements have a lot to do with whether a space or a flower bed feels comfortable or not.

In a late evening attempt to capture this Aloe I noticed the background had diminished. Still distracting I thought. Then a wild hair led me outside very late last night.

You all have encouraged me so I may have to do it again tonight and see what else I can come up with.