Saturday, November 8, 2008

Day 314: Poinsettas! The Most Joyous Plant of the Season!

Sometimes it seems almost necessary for us to say, "But Christmas is starting too early!!!" But NOT when poinsettas are involved! I love these plants! There's just something about them that fill my heart with hope and excitement!

And these were taken at my all-time favorite store in the world, All Seasons, in Grand Forks. I try to save photographing there for "special times" so as to not wear out my welcome. But people in the store are always very welcoming and gracious, and even put up with my setting up a tripod and lying on the floor. They are my true oasis when winter comes.


This first photo is at an F/2.8 1/100, ISO 200, 28mm on my 28-75mm lens.



And this second photo is at an F/32 1/2, ISO 200, 28mm on my 28-75mm lens.

12 comments:

Jeanne said...

Wow...these look GREAT!

Thought I'd let you know I did the tag you gave me. Ü Thanks!

Jackie's Shot said...

Wow now that shouts the Christmas season is upon us. Great shots. ~Jackie

Cindi Koceich said...

I love your color and composition!! These are great!!

Lou said...

I love the angle and perspective in these shots. And you're right, there is something special about them.

Erika said...

I love these, they are so festive!

April said...

I can almost smell Christmas now! Great shots.

Becky said...

I don't mind Christmas references! This is a great example of aperture. I love the composition and color. I think I'd still be too shy to ask to photograph at a place like that.

periwinkle eye images said...

Oh, THANK YOU for bringing us the holiday season in this stunning way! It is obvious that you love poinsettias because you are showcasing them so perfectly. Great perspective. And I really appreciate that you gave your settings on each pic, because I am still learning; those references are very helpful. ML

Reds said...

Love poinsettias! they are so Christmasy!!

pat said...

oooohh---I've been thinking of hitting the greenhouses for just this reason. If I can find someone to stay with R, I am off on a poinsettia hunt!!

Jess said...

I always feel like the stores put out their Christmas things too early, but it's NEVER too early for poinsettias! They make me SO happy!

Nessa said...

Oh I LOVE poinsettas! They totally put me in the mood!!

Also, I am planning on doing the tag soon, I have to just grab my book at the same time I am blogging, which is easier said then done, LOL!