As I saw the WordPress Daily Post Prompt of Vivid from a couple of days ago, I thought immediately of a particular image that presents a lot of warmth through a vivid display of yellows and mild oranges.
This image came about as the result of a bit of experimentation with a Lensbaby Zone Plate Optic.
Yes, folks in the Northern Hemisphere! It is the longest amount of daylight for us today, as we’re graced with the Sun’s presence longer than any other day this year. The good news for readers in the Southern Hemisphere is that you’ll get more daylight tomorrow and each day after for the next six months.
On this day last year, I was in Iceland enjoying the days around the longest day without any night to speak of; at that time of the year, the Sun doesn’t go far enough below the horizon to let the night darken. It was a magical time!
This shot is from up in the hills in Northern Iceland, where I wanted to capture the houses in the valley against the cloud cover below the mountain top level. The Sun rounded out the tableau rather nicely!
This image was captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III and an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens. Exposure settings were at 1/1000 second at f/14 and 200 ISO.