Friday, February 11, 2011

Photo of the Day: Popping Up Green

popping up green
Because it's been oddly warm lately, Portland is beginning to bloom like crazy. Trees are sprouting little buds. Grass is coming up. Flowers are beginning to bloom. It's madness. I'm worried it'll get cold again and everything will die. I realize everyone under 50 feet of snow hates me right now. What can I say? Come to the NorthWest!

When I first took this shot, I kind of hated it. It's dark. I had the aperture a bit high for the light. But it's grown on me. I like the ethereal quality of the greens. It almost glows.

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hastaclaridad said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The shot is beautiful. I wish we were starting to get buds over here! I can't really complain though, it's not like we're under a foot of snow. It's also supposed to get up to the 60s this weekend, so hurray! Happy Friday!

andygirl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

happy friday to you too! thanks!

Lauren Marie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I both love and hate this shot. I love it because it's fantastic and the texture is all kinds of nifty, but I hate it because I'm terribly jealous. Boston still burried under several feet of snow, and with the below freezing temps it feels like winter will never end.

Satan said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

ya know, i originally started following you because you write about portland...
and then, i discovered your wonderful photgraphy.
so it was a total win. : ]

andygirl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lauren- I understand. I do. hate away. or come visit the west coast! we welcome you!

Satan- AW! <3 you!

Jen said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The photo: fab. Your awesome weather: fab. You: fab.

Too much fab in here.

andygirl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

aw. sweet. but I'll do my best to scale back the fab.

Dana said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It's interesting that you say "high" aperture setting, given your shallow depth of field in this particular shot. I'm not sure that you meant "high" aperture setting (given that a closed-stop aperture would provide a greater depth of field), but I assume you meant you had not opened up enough stops to properly expose your subject?

But aren't these buds lovely! I love how lush and delicious the little bulbs are. It reminds me of Lorde's "Love Poem":

fingers whispering sound/
honey flowed/
from the split cups

lex [lexinthecity] said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I can't put my finger on it, but I love it. Something about the simplicity of the single bud.
I might move back to the west coast one day. Because the east coast is freezing.

andygirl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Dana- I'm sorry. I'm a self-taught photographer so I probably have the terminology wrong.

lex- thank you so much! I know the east coast is freezing. I don't know how you do it. it gets cold here, but not like that!

Nichole said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow...what a gorgeous shot.
Those greens are so vibrant and lovely.

andygirl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

thanks so much, lady! <3

Yuliya said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

reminds of lord of the rings...don't ask me why, just does...

andygirl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love LOTR so I'll take it! <3

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