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Brighten My Day
Apr 2007 Barbara Read

Brighten My Day

Kelowna, Canada view map

Arrowleaf Balsamroot emerges on the hills surrounding our home every spring. These glorious flowers,
along with the blooming Saskatoon bushes, announce that spring has officially arrived.

Canon EOS 5D ,Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM ,Digital
Handheld, Av Priority
1/320s, f/4, ISO 800, 40mm, +2/3 EV full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Russell Tunny04-Jun-2014 07:08
Glorious. What more can I say. V!
Sheryl Chacon20-Apr-2013 01:13
Absolutely beautiful photo!
George V'Myer05-Jan-2013 00:16
Excellent still life with its wonderful muted light.
Arbi Arzouman23-Dec-2012 01:54
Chris Picard04-Oct-2012 15:38
Just outstanding. The shadows, light and flower details are perfect.
Francesco Scozzarella14-Jul-2012 21:43
Alain Dejeans02-Jun-2012 21:22
C' est incroyablement BEAU! quelle magnifique composition.
alain_frechette24-Jan-2012 02:37
Very attractive shot. Great compo, details and contrast.
Guest 24-Jan-2012 02:20
This one catch my eyes. Great comp , details and colours.
Didier Vanderperre24-Dec-2011 23:46
Awesome shot !
fotabug25-Nov-2011 01:58
Wow, excellent capture and processing
Doug Frost02-Jun-2011 17:09
Beautiful composition. Gorgeous lighting. Voted!
janescottcumming26-Apr-2011 01:15
Absolutely beautiful image! ~V~
Paul James10-Mar-2011 16:16
Extreme visual appeal, and an uncommon 3-D effect within the depth of field makes this a very unique capture; outstanding.
Bantayan Island, Cebu Philippines
Randall Fox17-Jan-2011 18:14
such nice lighting and detail. This is wonderful
Rob Oele09-Jan-2011 20:24
Superb work here. V
Joe Lasker21-Oct-2010 02:50
Wonderful processing on this!
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)01-Oct-2010 22:13
The perfect pic.My favorite tonight! V
GeneWard28-Aug-2010 01:14
this is really wonderful. VVV
roberta06-Aug-2010 04:10
pepe_carmona200022-Mar-2010 21:22
Muy buena composición y saturación de color, gran trabajo y gran voto
Cyrus Khamak10-Jan-2010 00:13
fantastic shot, beautiful exposure and rich and strong colors
Gerhard Ritsema25-Dec-2009 00:24
abolutely fantastic colors, details and light! V
william mahan24-Dec-2009 04:16

You have taken what could have been ordinary and made this very special....A++++!!!
Herbey Morales03-Sep-2009 06:13
Superb capture and great treatment. V
Norman Rich23-Aug-2009 21:41
Very satisfying curves, textures, color, tonalities, and contrasts. For me, invites and sustains a lingering enjoyment.
John Freeman02-Jun-2009 10:03
Superb composition and atmosphere. Love the curves of the lighter leaf edges framing the flowers. Beautiful too how the whole composition seems to emerge from the mysterious dark background. BV
Mary Bowles01-Jun-2009 18:33
Magical, mysterious and altogether marvellous.
Not just the flowers, but the velvety, sensuous curves lift this picture into the sublime.
Lucky you to have them as close neighbours.
Eric Herbelin24-May-2009 19:07
superb! V
rocky11-May-2009 16:38
Great lighting and texture! =V=
Anna Pagnacco25-Apr-2009 23:36
A pleasure to view, perfect! ( V ) Anna
dantespix12-Mar-2009 12:13
simply awesome shot
Josée23-Feb-2009 22:25
How beautiful it is. The colours and textures are splendids. I was looking for that !This wonderful photo brightens my day for sure. V.
Bernard Bosmans11-Jan-2009 03:57
It certainly brightened my day, seeing this utmost beauty.
The light and composition is superb Barbara. V.
Gerhard Ritsema08-Jan-2009 21:01
A masterpiece! Great colors and texture!
John26-Dec-2008 00:52
What an exquisit light and faboulus sharpness
Joe Lasker27-Nov-2008 18:52
Excellent image making in every way.
Dwight Rankine27-Nov-2008 02:52
This is simply beautiful
Mike Liquorish Captured Frame01-Nov-2008 13:29
Good shot, nice colours.
Bartosz Kotulski31-Oct-2008 18:27
i love this shot. fantastic colors,great texture and stunnig light. big v
Richard G. Thompson24-Oct-2008 22:23
Beautiful color, texture and composition. Love it! V
Nikhil Bahl23-Oct-2008 22:08
Love the processing on this image. Well composed. v
Jim Chiesa10-Sep-2008 11:28
Very, very beautful indeed. I love the contrast between colour and grey. Excellent. Voted.
Marco Valk12-Jun-2008 07:50
very nice composition and color. v
Tom Munson21-May-2008 05:02
The absolute best Arrowleaf image I have ever seen. Great shot Barbara.
Matthew Mannell06-May-2008 07:30
Wow, stunning use of light and shade...wonderful shot.
Aud Elise Sjøsæther01-May-2008 07:33
I found this beauty...fantastic picture! So well composed.
Stunning colours and light! BIG V
robwooly05-Nov-2007 06:14
This really is perfection, Iv'e already voted the first time, I love it.
Yves Rubin05-Nov-2007 03:46
I think this is my favorite of yours Barbara! Love the subtle bluish green tones in the leaves, and luminosity of hte flowers. Big vote!
Terry Olsen09-Oct-2007 22:58
The light, the color and the detail are all amazing! Vote
Mindy McNaugher24-Sep-2007 13:16
Absolutely exquisite!!! Stunning colors, composition and light! Vote!
Guest 17-Sep-2007 17:49
this is such a beauty! excellent colors, composition and details. V
Reflections by Ruth25-Aug-2007 01:31
love this shot, so well composed and the light and detail is exceptional. I even like the curves in the lighter edges of the green leave. Nice work Barb :)
Robert Charity24-Aug-2007 02:28
love this composition, v
Rosemarie Kusserow20-Aug-2007 19:09
This is a fantastic image, I love the glowing yellow on the blossoms, the dark green leaves are beautiful, fine composition, vote, Rosemarie :o)
Guest 17-Aug-2007 21:17
FANTASTIC IMAGE. Masterfully done. Beautiful! voted
Yiannis Pavlis17-Aug-2007 13:05
The colours and composition are wonderful something you do easily and consistently... The rest has been said. A very effective composition, wonderful use of light and shadow to create a complete and creative image.v
Nina Ludwig02-Aug-2007 07:36
Textbook compo and sinuous curves make this image a real winner. V
Denis Vincelette20-Jul-2007 18:56
A pure wonder ... I dont know what to say ... Amazing capture So well done ...
Wonderful... All my congratulations .. for this one and a lot of others !
Paolo Fercia05-Jul-2007 06:07
Che meraviglia !!!
Splendida foto. ~V~
Bernard Bosmans03-Jul-2007 12:31
You brightened my day for sure with this magnificent shot. Beautiful tones and details.
robwooly02-Jul-2007 12:43
My second visit to this one, it's so beautiful.V.
Thierry Lucas01-Jul-2007 08:56
Yves Rubin19-Jun-2007 22:47
It is indeed really special! Love the tones, bluish dark green leaves, and the composition within their folds. V!
robwooly05-Jun-2007 14:27
WOW, This really is something Special, VOTED.
Petros Labrakos02-Jun-2007 06:42
discrete Flora
perfect work!
Steve Ainsworth31-May-2007 16:02
Lovely image. You've use all the megapixels of the 5D to good effect. Tack sharp and the colors and light are sublime. V
Adolfo Valente27-May-2007 21:07
This is splendid! Excellent composition and wonderful colors! Great work: my compliments (Voted)
tomr-photos14-May-2007 02:52
This is so beautiful. Great composition and light.
Robert Charity08-May-2007 13:41
wow - this is outstanding, bravo, V
peterjay4504-May-2007 20:40
Outstanding!! Lovely composition and colour. V.
Richard Calmes03-May-2007 21:10
This is a killer shot! Great color, light and the curves of the leaves vs the petals is perfect! V
Sergio Pessolano03-May-2007 16:39
Very refined work. Voted.
QUERIDO03-May-2007 06:01
Beautiful shot,vote.