The Light in the Lily

© Carl D. Garrard

The Light in the Lily

Michele Jarvis 5/29/2006 10:50:39 PM

Carl - you should be proud of this photo! It is absolutely awesome. I love the lighting, color, composition, detail, heck everything! Looks like a winner to me! #454884

Carl D. Garrard 5/29/2006 11:16:37 PM


BIG thanks for the kudos here. I really appreciate that! I am proud of this one actually and I don't say that often either ( scared too!!!). Serendipity has funny timing i've found when shooting, just when you think you can't produce anything to be proud of, bang. I don't know if im the only one who experiences that or not.

Thank you for stopping by. AND I love your Gecko!!!

Carl #2830068

Janine Russell 5/29/2006 11:31:17 PM

Carl, very nice color, detail, lighting and composition. #2830085

Leanne M.E. Boyd 5/30/2006 1:19:40 AM

I love the fire, excellent shot Carl! #2830312

Carl D. Garrard 5/30/2006 5:38:31 AM

Thank you both, i'm glad you like it.



Mary Timman 5/30/2006 6:46:24 AM

Wow..fantastic, awesome image.
You did a beautiful job capturing this beautiful colorful flower. Great clarity, light and composition. #2831601

Carl D. Garrard 5/30/2006 8:20:32 PM


Very generous of you. I appreciate reading that first thing in the am (just now had time to respond, arghhh corporate work life is for the birds!)
I'm glad you like my photo!
Thank you,

Carl #2834186

Judy V. Kennamer 6/21/2006 8:34:17 AM

OH MY GOSH CARL!! This is wonderful - you have every right to be proud of this one! Congrats! Judy #2926985

Leanne M.E. Boyd 6/22/2006 9:01:11 AM

Gorgeous shot, Carl - congratulations! #2934205

Sherrye Nozaki 6/23/2006 10:34:53 PM

Wow, you should be proud. I would hang this one on my walls! Beautiful:) #2943210

Bill Wyatt 7/26/2006 8:52:41 AM

Belated congratulations on the beautiful macro! It good to have you back Carl! #3084183

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1/10th second @ f-16, spot metered and custom white balance, iso 160

Uncropped, and unedited. I was amazed to find myself going back to the original in-camera shot again and again as I went thru my post processing motions only to find that it struck me the best. I don't know when the last time was I posted a photo like that. I settled on removing some fine noise and sharpening it a bit in Neat Image, other than that this is an original shot. And if I must say so, arguably my favorite flower shot to date. Sorry if I sound self endulgent, just proud of this one!

The late sunlight was hitting this flower from the side and I just loved the way it looked in camera, the erie orange glow of energy that seemed to penetrate thru and dominate the scene. So I took several shots and liked this one the best. Hope you like it too.


Uploaded on 5/29/2006 10:29:57 PM Photo Contest Finalist

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