Monday, June 22, 2009

Where Am I? Blooming Dales?

No, This Is Just A Street-Level View

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


More often than not, I try and get my lens as close to a bloom as possible, simply because I want to capture form or colour or shape. But on this occasion, I was further away from my subject than normal.

I was walking down a street in Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon, when the beautiful colour of a streetside display caught my eye. Yes, I needed to shoot the bloom, but I also wanted the beautiful hues in the background as well.

Yes, a close-up is always a good shot, but sometimes you need some extra colour to emphasise the shades of a flower. And some judicious depth of field in a photograph never goes astray.

Visit Luiz Santilli Jr for the home of Today's Flowers.

29 comments:

Hilary said...

That's just a gorgeous, colourful feast for the eyes.

Brian Miller said...

nice pic. beautiful colors playing well together.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Loverly!

Shadow said...

they are a pleasure to look at...

Maggie May said...

What ever you did......... it's just perfect!

lakeviewer said...

Thanks for the flowers; and back at you with wishes for a great day with your loved children. Happy Father's Day.

Ananda girl said...

Great choice. The colors are so wonderful together and the background darker, yet vibrant flower colors really make the daisy ones in front pop out at you.

Merisi said...

Such beautiful English marigolds, so beautifully captured! I like the lavender coloured blossoms in the background too. :-)

Did you see any Brown Bags to carry them home? ;-)

Eddie Bluelights said...

Say it with flowers - works every time - great, David.
Whilst writing I wonder if I could nominate a new blogger I have met for her latest post, a tribute to her dad on Father's Dad. It moved me a lot. I think others would like it.

Sassie Scribbles http://sassyscribbles.blogspot.com/2009/06/i-love-you-dad.html

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I love your flower shots.

cheshire wife said...

The mauve flowers add an extra dimension to the photograph that a close up would not have.

Lola said...

Stupendous colours, and the varying depths are great too. I like the title the best, though...

Ciao,
Lola xx

Bee said...

Wow! That is brilliant, in all senses of the word.

Grace Peterson said...

You're already on to Monday and we're barely halfway through Sunday. LOL. Hi David~~ Thank you for visiting my blog. You probably found my photography skills, well, very amateurish. Do you find it depressing to read about northern hemisphere weather and gardening? I often wonder about you down-unders and if we annoy you.

Congrats on your top selling book. No small feat.

And a beautiful photo.

Randi said...

Beautiful combination of colours!

Annie said...

Love this David. Love the color and the color contrast! Thanks!

Thumbelina said...

Well, you're definitely NOT at Bloomingdale's. It is an excellent shot and I love the depth.
I've been experimenting with how close I can get to a flower recently. Well, I've been experimenting with lots of things recently. Just been on one big experimenting adventure really. :0)

i beati said...

I like the way the one blossom reaches out to talk to us !!sandy

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful flowers, a great find in the wonderful Yukon. I haven't been there in years but it is one of my favorite places.

Happy Solstice,
SQ

Pacey said...

That's a pretty great shot of a pretty flower. I'll take that bit of info then, thanks for sharing.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

It always amazes me how well flowers do that far north. The color of the daisy is great. You are right sometimes a couple of steps back from the subject s a good idea.

The roast sounds good let me know the details.

George said...

Thanks for letting us know how you captured this colorful bouquet.

Island Rambles Blog said...

such vivid colors and lovely the way it pops out from the background..cheers

Pastor Sharon said...

That is simply beautiful! The colors make the flower look velvet-y. I would hang that picture on my wall!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

An amazing photo, David. Love the color contrasts!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Corey~living and loving said...

WOW, David. Look at that color. :)

Regina said...

Wow David, this is awesome.

Mojo said...

I'd say you nailed this one bang on mate! The richness and depth of color in this shot is astonishing.

♥ bfs - Mimi ♥ said...

I just can't get over those colors. So gorgeous. No, peaceful, serene. Just beautiful.