February Light

It’s the last day of February and it’s been a long, dreary month for me. Nightjar has light, though. Beautiful light, and she’s sharing it with all of us.

This year the shortest month went by rather quickly for me. Between work, gardening and lack of inspiration there weren’t many photo opportunities. Luckily, this time of the year it is not necessary to leave my own garden to find something interesting and this was a very sunny February. At the end of the month I finally felt inspired to make an interpretation of February Light, playing with low angles and shooting flowers against sunlight while not caring about blowing out the sky.

©Nightjar, all rights reserved

©Nightjar, all rights reserved

©Nightjar, all rights reserved

©Nightjar, all rights reserved

©Nightjar, all rights reserved

Thanks Nightjar. I needed this.

For a look back at the rest of Nightjar’s monthly series of Light photos here’s the link to January Light. You can go backwards from there to see them all. If you haven’t seen them I encourage you to have a look. Nightjar is a master at capturing the look and feel of sunlight as the seasons change.


  1. says

    That’s it, I’m moving to Portugal!
    I don’t know, maybe the winter you’re used to is the longest winter you can stand, but right now I’m craving colours. And we had some wonderful days, but now the forecast says snow for next week. I hope all the pretty critters make it through.

  2. voyager says

    I love the perspective on the daisies. They’re one of my favourite flowers. Today, though, it’s the pansy that’s positively glowing with light that makes my day.
    Giliell, Portugal is looking good to me, too.

  3. rq says

    Slowly, slowly, we are getting there, too! Thank you for sharing these, the light is beautiful and the flowers are beautiful.

  4. Nightjar says

    Thank you all! Yeah, it’s easy to say I like winter when this is my winter. I mean, I miss summer mornings and evenings already, but winter is actually more colourful than our dry summers when everything turns into straw and dust unless you water it every day. That’s when I crave colours (and rain).

    That was the first pansy this year and it captured my attention, now they are growing and blossoming everywhere like the pretty weeds they are.

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