Waiting For Spring / by Leslie

It's been warm here the last couple of days and the glaciers are melting. I'm looking forward to spring. Maybe if I wish hard enough, it will not snow again.

I took Karen's advice, bought some flowers and photographed them. In the top shot, doesn't it look like the flower is reaching for the sun? In the bottom two shots, I threw up a black backdrop to try to isolate the flowers and highlight the colors.

I shot these outside as the sun was getting very low in the sky, so the light is just beautiful, soft and a tiny bit warm.

Are you wishing for spring? 

Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II & EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens
Exposure: 1/125 sec at f/2.8, ISO 160
Lighting: natural light, outside, bottom shots with a black velvet back drop