Pinwheel Sunflower

And I’m back home. ¬†It’s good to be back in your own home and on your own schedule, isn’t it? ¬†I’m trying to unwind, but there’s really no rest, as it’s straight back to work, and believe it or not, preparing for the next school year (already?) Now I need to travel elsewhere just to relax … In the meantime, I’ll post the rest of the DRC trip in the coming days, so for once, there will be regular posts on this blog.

Surfing through Facebook (now that I’m back home and with available and uninterrupted internet and wifi connection :)), a suggested new photo site popped up on the newsfeed – YouPic.com.

I clicked on it on impulse.  Yep, just another site where you can showcase your photos.  The ones that I had joined on FB had closed down, and other than this blog, there was no other place that I was posting my photos.  So I decided to give this a try.  After all, as their tagline says, be inspired by others Рwhich also happens to be one of my taglines on anything creative.

One thing about posting on sites like this is that it forces you to sift and filter your photos to the ones that Рin your opinion Рare the better ones to the other ordinary shots that you take.  I certainly have a few favourites, and whether they are technically or creatively outstanding is up to the viewer, of course.  I doubt that any of my photos will win any major awards, except for the ones that I award to myself for having learnt how to set the correct settings on the camera to get the shot that I want the way I want it.

I started uploading, and set myself a limit of posting four to five photos a day, from the ones that I had available. ¬†After all, nobody wants to be inundated with pics from the same poster, do they? ¬† Here’s my YouPic profile homepage, in case you’re interested to check out the site and join.

On the second day, I uploaded this, which I titled ‘Pinwheel Sunflower’

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It’s not one of my go-to ‘favourite’ shots, but from the previous post here, it seemed that others liked it better than I did. ¬†So I decided to include that on this new ‘portfolio’. ¬† And imagine my surprise when I got a notification that this pic is on their ‘Inspiration’ flow. ¬†huh? ¬†Really?

I had to take another look at it, this time trying to look at it from another person’s point of view. ¬†What was in this shot that others seemed to connect to, and I didn’t? ¬†The colours? ¬†The overall composition? ¬†I still don’t know. ¬†So, you tell me.

What is it that you like about this shot?

Yellows

I find yellow too bright for my eyes.  Pale yellow is okay for me but not bright or neon.

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In my knitting and crocheting projects, I use yellow mostly as accent colours, but not as the main colour of the project.

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With these orchids, yellow is the star colour, accented by all other colours.

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Maybe I should try that with my projects. ¬†Mother Nature can’t be wrong, right?

Burnt Sunshine

Okay, I was trying to come up with a name to describe this sunflower.

I don’t know if this is a variety of a sun flower, or perhaps it’s a sunflower that’s slowly drying?

In any case, I was fascinated with this huge flower, as you can see.

Aren’t those colours gorgeous?

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Yellow Sunshine

Here’s some sunshine to start off the weekend for you!

 

I noticed that the edges of the petals were wearing thin – is that the right term? ¬†I can’t think of another one, if there is.

 

 

 

 

I’m hoping this bright colour will hold off the rain this weekend. ¬† I think we’ve had enough rain for now; it can come back another day.

And a Happy Father’s Day to all fathers out there!