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!

  1. This one stands out well against that backdrop,
    especially as the colourful highlights are the main
    focus of the photograph 🙂 Nicely achieved SIG 🙂

    • 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! 🙂

  2. 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 🙂

  3. 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!

  4. 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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