Deeper shades of winter herald spring to come

by Linda Hubbard on February 25, 2012

It was not the pastels of spring-to-come that caught Atherton-based photographer Gillian Bostock‘s eye on a weekend trip to San Francisco’s Ferry building, but the deeper shades of the winter season we are still in the midst of — temperatures in the 70s to the contrary.

“The flowers were just in such abundance and so brilliant,” she says. “Plus, I love reds and purpley blue flowers together. It’s a nice contrast.”

Gillian reports that the photograph was taken with a Canon 5D Mark II with a f/4 24-105mm zoom lens set to 85mm, shot at f/5.0, 1/125 of a second, ISO 100.

About the flowers themselves: They are anemones, known to be quite long lasting. The color drains from the petals a peony or poppy. And because they face the light they actually look up at you!

Photo by Gillian Bostock

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