The snow is melting and the sun is making itself known a little more often around our neck of the woods. Thank Goodness! We may have hit temps in the high 30's today and the kids think it's summer. They're looking for shorts and flip flops and telling me how "freakin" hot it is outside!
We still have some leaves on a few trees outside that never decided to let go during the Autumn months... I noticed this morning that if you caught them from just the right angle, the sun would light them up and they looked like they were almost glowing! I went out and captured a few shots this morning, and then decided to snap a few more this afternoon!
I loved the comparison of the two shots side by side just at different times of day. You can sense the colder air and cooler tones in the morning shot, and then feel the heavier shadows that come along with the afternoon sun. I couldn't choose between them, although I did love the lens flare that I captured in the afternoon shot!
After I had shot these I also shot some from the opposite side of the tree, (away from the sun) it was like night and day, the leaves just looked dead and lifeless, almost leathery, no dimension or tone or definition to them at all... so bring on more sun!!!