Back-Lit Bloom

Back-lit Bloom © Robert Jay Matejcek

More spring bits. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Maximillian Cohen: “9:13, Personal note: When I was a little kid my mother told me not to stare into the sun. So once when I was six I did. The doctors didn’t know if my eyes would ever heal. I was terrified, alone in that darkness. Slowly, daylight crept in through the bandages, and I could see.”

– Sean Gullette – Pi

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone

64 thoughts on “Back-Lit Bloom

    • Thank you very much, S.E!
      I can relate – I’ve never been a big ‘hardware / tech’ person, either. There are a few programs I’ve gotten used to because I use (or used – past tense – thanks to my ‘computer’) them all the time, but that’s about it. And it took me a lot of experimenting to get to that point. Anyway, I know you’ll get there, S.E… it’s just a matter of time (and frustration).

          • I have to say, S.E… this has made me admire your talents all the more! The things you are able to do armed with only a camera-phone… incredible! 🙂
            I feel like such a brat for even mentioning it… I’m just bad with forced change. I get used to working in a certain way (and then if I’m no longer able to do that… it REALLY messes with me)…

          • My new phone and I don’t see eye to eye yet. I’m still using my old one and I don’t like this change at all. Yet. I hope it’s “yet”.
            I completely understand why you’re not happy about the behaviour of your computer!

          • I hear you, S.E! It messes with me a bit for non-photo stuff, too! I used Photoshop all the time to do digital ‘sketching’ for painting layouts, etc. too. And for documenting artwork, too – I’ve very nearly finished my next painting (and I was planning on sharing it on my blog… BUT… I don’t know. I’m hoping I can get / keep my computer running long enough to get it photographed / processed, but I don’t know if that is going to happen)…

    • Fantastic! It’s finally been warming up here, too – although were in the middle of thunderstorms today… I guess if I’m tempted to go outside I’ll have to remember my umbrella!

    • Thank you very much, sir! 🙂
      My computer’s lack-o-functioning has me attempting to do a bit more with my phone’s camera (which is very nice to have, but I sure have been missing my DSLR / Photoshop)! 😦

      • I had a wicked Arcsoft photo-thingy on my XP ages ago but since getting W7 I haven’t had a decent photo enhancing programme installed and I really could do with something, especially with my whacky artistry 😦 lmao BTW I think that you do excellently my great friend 🙂

        • I was still running XP while my computer was still running, but… yeah… they’re both still taking a nap, I guess. 😦
          Thank you very much for the encouragement, Andro… I sincerely appreciate your kindness, sir! 🙂

  1. Love the golden color of the sun peeking through…promise of spring…nice photo!! I was looking at the quote: never tell a kid not to do something 🙂

  2. Isn’t that like a kid to have to try what they’ve been told not to do? From the looks of your photo, there may be life in your area yet! Have a great weekend!

    • Why, thank you, Ms. F! Very much! Absolutely! I shouldn’t complain because I suspect it was much warmer here / for me, but it really did seem like this winter was never going to end! I’m so happy to hear you liked the movie, too! Usually I get more comments related to those quotes – I was starting to wonder if anyone else had seen (and / or liked) Pi!

  3. Gorgeous. I’m not sure that I knew a photo could feel warm and cold at the same time. I saw a similarly perfect bloom this weekend and was armed with only my iPhone. There’s just no excuse not to staple my DSLR to my side.

    • I’m very happy to hear you liked this one, U.M! Thank you! 🙂
      Yeah – you’ve probably noticed I’ve gone almost exclusively to my camera-phone at this point (my non-functional computer makes it tricky to transfer / edit stuff from my DSLR)… I hope you don’t get too annoyed with me for the lack-o-variety and such…

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