End of the season

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Comments (15)

©junebug on October 27, 2007

Great catch, Marilyn! Is this a recent picture? Is it already snowing in Canada? Greetings, Anne

Margrit M. Berger (S… on October 27, 2007

Beautiful photo, Marilyn! Lovely colours! I like the white cap of the sunflower! :) And the birds will be happy about the seeds!

Greetings, May

Marilyn Whiteley on October 27, 2007

Thanks, May and Anne. I spotted the flower Wednesday after I got to Calgary, and took a few shots. That night it snowed 2 cm, but the next morning the sun was shining. I went back and saw that, not only did the sunflower and the fence have caps of snow, but the angle of the sun was much better than it had been the previous afternoon!

Calgary is both higher and farther north than where I live (about a four hour plane ride away). It was their first snow of the season.

Greetings, Marilyn

Roger Sandvik on October 28, 2007

Great capture. What first came to mind was:"poor little thing". It looks so sad, knowing the summer is finally over with the first snow. I see what you mentioned about the light, even though I haven't seen the other ones. It gives a great sense of 3D and present the texture so well.

DeEtte Fisher on October 28, 2007

Like Roger, the first thing that came to my mind was that it looked so sad. :( Winter is not far away...

However, the photo is beautiful! With the vivid blue sky, the pure white snow and the yellow and green of the sunflower...it is a great shot! Simple, but beautiful! Great job!


Syl de Canada on October 29, 2007

Hello Marilyn poor little thing, buy her a winter coat! :) Cheers Sylvie

Ryan Calhoun on October 29, 2007

Beautiful, Marilyn! It's a brave sunflower, clinging tenaciously to the last bit of summer even through the snow. An inspiration! Ryan

Marilyn Whiteley on October 29, 2007

Thanks Bruce, Syl, and Ryan. Since the first snow was only a few hours old, I think the chickadees still had plenty to eat. This blossom was heavy with ripe seeds. It's interesting how easy it is to project feelings into a simple picture like this! Cheers, Marilyn

☺Jean & Coco-Views ?… on November 4, 2007

Dying sun...good bye Summer...

Marilyn Whiteley on November 4, 2007

Right, Roger, summer is even farther gone now--even here at home, in a much milder area than where the sunflower lived, we had frost quite early this evening, not just in the latter part of the night. I hope this year I can learn to enjoy the photographic opportunities of winter, but the season after fall colour and before snow can be pretty drab and colourless.

Roger Sandvik on November 10, 2007

Just like where I am Marilyn :) That's the time I find it hard to see possibilities for things to shoot. On the other hand, Dull weather and surroundings drives me to be more creative ... well, at least I try :)

Marilyn Whiteley on November 10, 2007

Yes, Roger, the season does stretch us a bit!

Marilyn Whiteley on January 3, 2008

A quick thank you for your visit and comments. I'm about to be away for a week and look forward to exploring your gallery when I get back.

Bjørn Fransgjerde on January 23, 2008

Nice shot Marilyn , like it.

Greetings Bjørn.

Marilyn Whiteley on January 23, 2008

Thank you, Bjørn. I hope it gave you a smile!

Greetings, Marilyn

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 27, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2007/10/25 11:35:02
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 12.63mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash