Hi everyone, the next 10 or so posts will be very exciting, I'm proud to announce! I'm feeling enthusiastic right now because I am happy to have signed up for the 10 Day Photo Challenge, where you photograph something under a certain theme every day for 10 days (well, you can have breaks in between the photos, but that's what you do in theory). I found this on Neevie's cute, funny and generally awesome blog Totally Neevie, and I can't wait to see hers and others' interpretations of such diverse themes!
So the themes are as follows. I'll put this image – not mine – on my sidebar soon so anyone can copy and paste it onto their blogs to attempt the challenge, and also so you can see what themes I'll be photographing soon!
So the first theme was Outside, so this is what I came up with:
The Plants Awake
This a close-up of very defined morning dew on daffodil leaves, taken at about 8:30am in our country house garden. The surreal name comes from my imaginings of dew being the plant equivalent of humans yawning as they wake up in the morning, and also of human sweat (I'm sorry, that was a disgusting metaphor, but it's true). I also love the light in this picture, and how the drops of dew are different shades of green and yellow, depending on whether they're in the shade or sun. This photo is also an emblem of spring and summer with the bright greens and sun, a sign that the warm seasons are throttling winter and rising again, in the form of dew drops.
I've really enjoyed taking and writing about my first photo for the challenge, and I can't wait to do more!
PS This is not an annoyingly selective tag, it's an inclusive photo challenge. Anyone can take on the challenge, if they dare! Joking, it's not that hard, it's fun!