Turn To the Light

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedAugust 3, 2011
TakenAugust 3, 2011
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/30 sec at f/16
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm
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A light shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts..
II Peter 1: 19

The back side of a hollyhock
Turns around to face life
And learns there is no block,
To obscure vision to sight,
When it can see God's light...
Poetry by me, AJP

There were variable types of lighting this morning when I shot this picture...and this is a mix of shade and light.. What caught my eye before shooting, was the golden brightness of the field beyond, where the hollyhock was facing ...

I could not help but notice the green star attached to the back of the flower and the center tones have rays projecting around it like the sun. To go a step further, the leaf above the star on the stem appears to be pushing the flower forward to face the light... Sometimes it is necessary to look toward the beyond to give light to darkness.

Focal length macro/ 300 mm
F-number F/16
Exposure time 1/30 sec.
ISO speed 200
Exposure program manual

13 responses

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (3 Aug 2011):

    This is so pretty Andrea.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (3 Aug 2011):

    A sharp and beautiful image! I love your essay too. The golden background is perfect for this.

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (3 Aug 2011):

    wonderful narrative...beautiful capture

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (3 Aug 2011):

    This is so beautiful.....It truly is one of my favorites....Love the color, detail and the poetry

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (3 Aug 2011):

    Exceptional lighting and detail on this floral.. the narrative really adds to this, too. I love it!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (3 Aug 2011):

    great poem Andrea and a neat photo!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (3 Aug 2011):

    What a great shot of the hollyhock. Flowers are beautiful from the inside out, front and back. The golden background was definitely perfect for this : )

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (4 Aug 2011):

    Beatiful POV for your shot; the yellow background really makes the hollyhock pop!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (4 Aug 2011):

    Well seen and presented, Andrea. Nature did it just right with that star being the vessel for the flower to spring from.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (5 Aug 2011):

    Wonderful POV. Love the mix of shade and light and the details.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (6 Aug 2011):

    So lovely shot Andrea!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (9 Aug 2011):

    I love the teeny tiny details. Fabulous!!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (30 Mar 2016):

    A Beauty.

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