Our challenge this week was to show contrast in an image. Contrast can be made with anything that has two extremes. I fell behind in my challenges so for this week, I went to the archives. The difference in this image between the sunlit flowers and the shady trees in the background creates the contrast needed for this challenge.
This was a challenge that I have been looking forward to. The springtime is upon us so I dusted off my extension tubes and headed out to one of the first of the season. Sweet surprise.
In the springtime, the sun flows over the land, slowly warming nature. The vines start to grow and reach towards the warmth. Each petal encapsulating as much as they can. Then they burst. Glorious.
It’s close to winter when it comes time to cut down the vines. These late bloomers continue to show all its true colors, all the way down to its core. The buds just barely wanting to open and the vines show all the freshness of spring in the fall. Breathtaking.
The sun is setting and the garden begins to sleep. The flowers close for the night but some seem to hesitate. Still basking in the warm evening air. As if it was morning. Glorious.
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