Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sixteen Spring Photos

We had a spectacular day here in Southern Ontario. Not a cloud in the sky and you could almost hear the tulips, daffodils and hyacinths bursting through the ground cover.

While waiting for the barbeque to pre-heat, I grabbed my camera, flipped it to manual (!!) and went on a nature hunt in the back yard while the sun was setting. I came up with a few fun shots:


















I love that our back yard is filled with both hard and soft, bright and subtle, clean and dirty. There's always plenty to do (plant, paint, repair), but this was a fun fifteen minutes getting pretty dirty taking some of the shots!

6 comments:

Jack said...

Wow! Fantastic shots Lee and I am so jealous that your Forsythia is getting close to blooming.

shirley said...

Great shots, Lee! And in manual - I bow at your greatness! Looks like your 50mm lens? Jealous that your tulips are coming up. I need to plant them this fall.

L~ said...

good job on the manual setting! I like the brick wall photo the best.

Heather said...

Beautiful shots! You captured some lovely things. I love all the textures. And your depth of fields. I really like the 2nd one.

lisaday said...

WOW! Awesome shots! How cool is your backyard!!

MidniteScrapper said...

Loved the shots, especially the buds. Makes me want to look around my yard more carefully.