Monday, July 17, 2006


I'm not sure what people are going to think of this photo. I like it and hate it all at once. I was just fooling around when I took it, so I didn't put in much of an effort. I think it could have been a lot better if I had been paying attention.

That said, I still think it's kind of cool. I had to boost the contrast quite a bit in order to get the white dandelion to stand out against the white cloud. I really like the perspective though, because it makes these look like giant flowers. They were actually quite tall, which made it much easier to obtain this angle.

I was going to yap about balance and tension (I've been reading about that lately), but I'm going to save that for another day. Just let me know what you think, and feel free to rip in to me.

Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 6mm, f/8.0, 1/320, ISO 50


Blogger Franco said...

I think the title makes the photo: it gives a new (ironic, in this case)view of what a normal eye would not catch at all: that's photography! Bravo!

2:21 PM, July 17, 2006  
Anonymous Laurie said...

I think the angle makes them seem huge. Some of the details are hard to see where the fluff is backed by the clouds. Cool shot though none the less.

6:05 PM, July 17, 2006  
Blogger anessa said...

I love your dandy shot.... we are big dandelion fans in my family... long story...

I just wanted to say thank you for your kind comment on Alice's blog about my sweet old dog Lilly.......She was a wonderful friend and I will miss her greatly.

Thanks for taking the time to notice what a beautiful creature she was.

Most sincerely...

6:41 PM, July 17, 2006  
Anonymous Your Sister said...

Hey Tim, I just found a piece of paper with your web site. You and your friends have an amazing talent, you are able to capture the beauty of many different images. I miss you and Bethany, we like never talk so I'll fill you in on some things. I'm spending most of my summer at Co-Op to get some extra credits for school. I'm also planning to do it again in the fall. I'm 17 years old now, and growing more and more independent everyday. This will be my last year of high school, than I will be moving onto College, and than continue onto University. I am 85% sure of what path I want to take, which is Social Work, Law, Socialogy, etc. I think I would be a good Child Advocate Lawyer, and would enjoy it immensely. I'll be moving to Ottawa at the end of the school year, and sharing an apartment with two of my close friends. I've moved out of the foster home and back with Granny. Life isn't the easiest, but I keep my chin up. Info on the relationship situation: Single. Lol, I don't have time for guys, and also I don't want to have a relationship that's not worth my time and effort. I'm at the point where I'm sick of games, and am ready to be serious. I still have fun with my friends and stuff, but I can do those things without guys. I'm curious about everyone and you and Bethany. I hope you guys are doing well and enjoying the life. Well I think I've been blabbering, but maybe if you have time you could write me back?, If your busy I understand though :).

6:44 PM, July 17, 2006  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Honey I Shrunk The Kids part III! HA!

7:04 PM, July 17, 2006  
Anonymous MrC said...

great shot, from a great angle .. the contrast between the seedhead & sky are brilliant - like you say, it's a pity you didn't afford it more attention .. would've loved to see it with maybe less clouds, not totally cloudless, but a whole loada blue! (& i'm really not sure aboud the head on the left!)

11:17 PM, July 17, 2006  
Blogger micki said...

That is an awesome perspective!! It must have been a very tall dandelion, because you've got the angle like we're standing underneath the thing! Any grass stains on your back?

3:04 AM, July 18, 2006  
Anonymous faustina said...

I really like this because it's different. Everyone has dandy shots this time of year. It's nice to see something so different.

5:15 AM, July 18, 2006  
Anonymous Alice said...

I really like this one, Timmy. I love the perspective. For me, the only thing that distracts a little bit is the flower on the left. I'd have maybe cloned that out, but overall, I think it's a great shot. You're doing a fantastic job!

5:37 AM, July 18, 2006  
Blogger Natalie said...

I like the diagonal outline of the cloud..very appealing. I do like the gigantic feel of the dandelions.

7:08 AM, July 18, 2006  
Anonymous Martin said...

I like this shot! Can't put my finger on exactly why, but I just know that it looks good.

10:01 AM, July 18, 2006  
Anonymous ana said...

this turned out nice, but I would have liked it more against the blue, than with the cloud behind it. might have been hard to achieve from that position!

6:28 AM, July 19, 2006  
Anonymous Suby said...

Love the shot, get rid of that thing in the background though :)

9:04 AM, July 19, 2006  
Anonymous Dave said...

I see what you mean about the similarity of our shots. I like yours and don't think the other dandelion really is a problem, but the clouds make it a less than ideal situation for going after a dandelion. I was really lucky to have that cloudless California sky for my thistle.

12:39 PM, July 19, 2006  
Anonymous deji77 said...

An interesting shot, but like you already pointed out: the contrast between the flower and the cloud.

2:39 PM, July 21, 2006  
Anonymous Jason Ertel said...

This is one of your best shots! The composition and the detail in the white fluffy hairs is exceptional. Oh... and you don't need to "get rid of that thing in the background". ;-)


9:37 PM, July 22, 2006  
Blogger TRM said...

That's a great pic...

10:38 PM, July 22, 2006  
Anonymous Emr√© said...

Definitely the angle here makes the difference. I like the compositional contrast here. One bloomed other not. So I'd say, good shot.

1:34 AM, July 24, 2006  

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