Picture Spring: The Sparkle of Spring

Picture Spring: The Sparkle of Spring

April showers symbolize renewal, encourage growth and sprinkle the world around us with shimmering gems. Seek out water droplets and see the light through these tiny treasures. If Mother Nature hasn’t provided a downpour (or even a sprinkle) there are drips and drops to be found all around us. Get creative!

Capture the sparkle of spring through these glittering messengers.

magnolia

ISO: 100, F/5.0, 50.0mm lens

I did have to get creative with this shot since we’ve not had rain in days. I cut a fresh blossom off a magnolia tree, dunked it into the bird bath and then let it float. I circled the bird bath to find which angle gave me the most sparkle. What appears to be green leaves is actually the reflection in the water of the magnolia petals.

Here is the magnolia from another perspective. Pretty, but no sparkle.

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