2) Photo taken by Nic Christopher. Taken in Vancouver Canada March 22nd 2010, at approximantly 9:30 AM
3) THEME: Spring
4) DESCRIPTION: This is a photo that I took two years ago while I was visiting colleges on the west coast. This was taken when I was walking around on Granville Island with my parents one morning. It was a nice and very bright sunshiny day and it had been cold and rainy the night before. The ground was wet but the weather was quickly warming up and it was an absolute beautiful day outside. We were three days into spring and it was an absolute beautiful sight because all of the bright flowers were at their peak in Vancouver. I wandered around looking through shops with my parents and stopped every five seconds to snap pictures of all of the blossoming flowers that were around us.
This picture is a perfect image to capture what springtime is to me. My birthday is tomorrow, March 20th, the first day of spring. Whenever I see flowers blooming, robins laying their eggs and baby calfs being born I know it is time for me to celebrate my birthday once more. This is my favorite time of year with the cool nights and the warm days. It is warm enough to wear shorts but still be comfortable when you sleep because it cools off nicely once the sun goes down. This picture perfectly captures this contrasting temperature and feeling of spring time for me. Seeing this vibrant and pure yellow flower blossoming from the still somewhat frozen ground was so beautiful. The flowers that bloom at this time of day are so hearty yet look so delicate and are that fresh reminder that free summer nights are just around the corner. The bright and super saturated green behind the flower pedals offers, yet again, one more reminder of that pure and vivid green of summer lawns lazy days. The light is so brilliant and pure in this image allowing for such extreme color saturation and such high contrast from the background to the image of the flower. One final piece that is so beautiful in this image is the dew that has collected on the petals of the flower. I personally have never seen this much dew on one single object before in my life. The dew is the piece of the image that makes it so unique and so special to me. The way that the light catches the surface of the water gives the image that extra depth and texture, all because of the cold nights and warm day that only the spring air can bring. The dew catches the sunlight in such a way that the reflections of the sun’s rays off of the yellow make the image glow and you can almost feel the warmth radiating off of the flower from the magnification of the droplets of water.