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rise and shine



...and a glorious morning to you! Find the shine in you today!

Saint Paul, Minnesota USA

rise & shine | Matthew Blum...
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...and a glorious morning to you! Find the shine in you today!

Saint Paul, Minnesota USA

rise & shine | Matthew Blum
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3 Comments | Report
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman August 27, 2016
This is a gorgeous edit........nicely done
blumwurks
blumwurks August 27, 2016
Thank you!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 September 03, 2016
Stunning!
blumwurks
blumwurks September 04, 2016
Thank you very much!
henrykngema
 
henrykngema September 04, 2016
Stunning shot!
blumwurks
blumwurks September 04, 2016
Most appreciated!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in my backyard in Saint Paul.
Time
It was a beautiful morning right before I was going to get in my car for a photowalk in Minneapolis.
Lighting
The early morning summer sunlight was perfect.
Equipment
This was shot using my Nikon D5000 with a Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 lens. Handheld. No flash.
Inspiration
I am always drawn to beautiful nature and Morning Glories do not disappoint. Getting in my car, I looked over in the yard and saw this gorgeous flower. I had to get my gear out and capture it.
Editing
I did edit this shot a bit as you can see. I did not want a regular flower photograph and when I zoomed in all I could see was a "figure" rising from slumber with these beautiful blue curtains behind. I darkened the edges, sharpened the focused elements, adjusted contrast and gave that deep blue a pop.
In my camera bag
It depends, but I try to have macro, zoom and wide available to me when I go out...you never know what you'll come across. If it's in the morning or evening, I'll always have my tripod attached.
Feedback
In this case, if you are doing a double or triple-take...the universe might be trying to tell you something...stop what you are doing...you are not too busy...get your gear out and take that shot. So many times I've seen something spectacular and didn't take the time to snap it. It's a horrible feeling.

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