Archive for the ‘spring’ Tag



Narcissus pseudonarcissus, – in Danish called “Easter lily”. Some of the first flowers to find at spring in shops and gardens, and often used as a little gift for the host, when attending a traditional Easter lunch.



a kind of spring

Tulips at spring

Tulips at spring

Apple flowers

apple flowers

Red onion

red onion with sprouts

January is a very dark month in Denmark. Rain, wind, snow, and often a gray sky – what a relief to find an onion who doesn’t care about all that, busy as it is with producing new sprouts. Spring seems to be somewhere, though still far away to the human eye.


snowdrop comming through

It´s good to know that signs of spring are coming through no matter what.

Cherry flower

My contribution to Scott´s assignment

Photo 1.
 This is a Christmas rose   The photo shows the seeds wich are about to be ready for coming out. It has been preparing about half a year to get to this point. I was curious, and looked it up at Google. I bought this plant in December, and until now it have had its resident in the kitchen. I know it isn´t the best place, according to the mix of soil and food, but I was careful. When I red about the seeds though, I learned that the seeds  are very poison, as well as all part of  the plant are. The Christmas rose has moved out and into the garden!

This photo was taken in  northern light. I don´t know how it is around the world, but in Denmark, this means a cold and bright light. To get a photo with a blurred background, I placed the plant in a  (very) thin plastic bag. Next step was to take the photos. My Panasonic lx-3 really understands me, and it is very difficult to find a situation where to adjust its suggestions.
The data is: F/2, ISO 80, 1/80 Sek.

Photo 2.
I still think, that the most creative exposure I´ve seen so far, is the one Scott made of the train moving. In this photo, the exposure are really creative  and underlines the situation.
I was looking for something that moved, fast. I have two Squirrels in the garden, but they are moving so fast that I only have photos of their tails.
Luckily I have a rabbit too  Though  not exactly running fast in its  cage, – it eats very fast when it gets Dandelions. My plan was to make a photo of a flower in motion, and of course the rabbit steady and clear. The rabbit had a feast, eating one flower after another. But after some time and a lot of shots, I was beginning to run out of Dandelions, and patience, so I decide to use this shot taken a weeks ago.
The data is: F/2,8, ISO 80, 250 sek

Photo 3.
I was once told from a secretary at a design school , that persons working with creative stuff can be very difficult to make final appointment with, because they have a tendency to  expect that some other idea might appear and change the situation. According to this theory, it is seems to be quite predictable that I was still looking for motives at 10:33 pm, less than two hours before deadline.

And as a truly example of this,  I noticed with satisfaction the moon twinkled at me, offering an opportunity to catch it with a very fine blurred ring around it.  At last I could make some creative exposures. Standing in the dark garden, with my little invisible camera reached against the moon, quite still for a long time, I had only one concern;  the neighbours in the windows….would they understand the importance of creative exposure around midnight….

The data is: F72,8, ISO 400, 1/10 sek

Wet spring

It is told that the next two-three days will be sunny, with temperatures a little higher than the 12-17C we are having today. Hopefully it won´t cause heatstroke for anyone.  These photos are from the past week.

Please notice that Scott Thomas has made a new assignment, open for everyone.