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Floral Light

Floral Light. Nikon D7100. Nikon 105mm Macro. ISO 200. 1/60 sec at f/10. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

Floral Light. Nikon D7100. Nikon 105mm Macro. ISO 200. 1/60 sec at f/10. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

Flowers, of course, naturally turn toward the sun. I believe that in addition, properly viewed, flowers radiate light. Sometimes the light is intense. This image started as a tulip (same tulips shot a few days ago). But it emanates a powerful light, life, energy. The bloom is permeated with light. (A very modest amount of post-capture processing. Click image for larger.)

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Yellow Iris – 2

Yellow Iris. Nikon D200. 105 mm Nikkkor f/2.8 Macro. ISO 400. 1/25 sec at f/25.0. Digitally Altered. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

Yellow Iris. Nikon D200. 105 mm Nikkor f/2.8 Macro. ISO 400. 1/25 sec at f/25.0. Digitally Altered. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

I have posted numerous irises here before, including a yellow iris. (See here.) This image has been newly processed including some digital alteration.

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Autumn Leaves Yellow

Autumn Leaves 2. Nikon D200. 35mm. ISO 200. 1/6000 sec at f/1.8. Copyright Joanne Mason 2014.

Autumn Leaves 2. Nikon D200. 35mm. ISO 200. 1/6000 sec at f/1.8. Copyright Joanne Mason 2014.

The brilliant red – scarlet, almost – of the maple trees is what one usually thinks of for the most striking colors of autumn. For me, personally, the most exciting colors are the yellows. These are usually beeches here in the northeast. Nothing says autumn to me more than a wall of yellow beech leaves against a brilliant blue sky.

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Spring Bloom

Spring Bloom. Nikon D200. 105 mm Micro Nikkor. ISO 800. 1/4000 sec at f/4.8. April 2013. Copyright Joanne Mason 2013.

Spring Bloom. Nikon D200. 105 mm Micro Nikkor. ISO 800. 1/4000 sec at f/4.8. April 2013. Copyright Joanne Mason 2013.

A bud on a flowering tree, just beginning to open. (Click for larger.)

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Yellow Roses – New Series

Yellow Roses. Nikon D200. 105mm Micro-Nikkor f/2.8. ISO 200. 1/250 sec at f/38. Studio ring flash. Image altered in Photoshop. Copyright Joanne Mason 2012.

I believe the images produced in the New Series of florals make good designs for printing on fabric. I must explore that. These images are manipulated in Photoshop to produce a more stylized and impressionistic appearance.

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Dahlias 5

Dahlias 5. Nikon D200. 105mm Micro-Nikkor f/2.8. ISO 400. 1/250 sec at f/36. Copyright Joanne Mason 2012.

The yellow converts an otherwise plain image (if any image of dahlias can be said to be plain) into something very striking.

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