Night Magic, my entry for GGW’s photo contest


“Night Magic”

Seduced by the glimmer of a single open blossom on my Datura metel, I set up my tripod in the night garden and used an upturned flashlight to create a glowing illumination. A screech owl trilled in the trees above. It was a magical moment.

This is my entry for “Lighting: A Closer Look,” the theme for Gardening Gone Wild’s photo contest this month, judged by photographer Alan Detrick.

All material © 2006-2011 by Pam Penick for Digging. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.

20 Responses

  1. Alma Delia says:

    simply spectacular.

  2. Stephanie Lanier says:

    Stunning!! Wow, this is gorgeous:)

  3. Laura says:

    Beautiful picture! It looks like a painting.

  4. Denise says:

    I think it’s fair to say you’ve upped the ante on the GGW contest! Magical indeed.

  5. Lona says:

    What a beautiful image Pam. The lighting is so wonderful.Good luck in the contest.

  6. katina says:

    VERY nice picture, Pam.

  7. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    You certainly captured the spirit of the night in this photo. Best of luck.

  8. Greggo says:

    I bet. Magical that is.

  9. ESP says:

    Great datura capture Pam and good luck in this month’s competition.

  10. Lee says:

    Beautiful! You have captured the lighting perfectly.

  11. Donna says:

    Really creative Pam. A unique time and technique as it turned out wonderfully. Much luck to you.

  12. Cat says:

    That’s cool! I can just imagine the moment as you captured this shot!

  13. Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com says:

    What a spectacularly gorgeous photo, Pam! Best of luck with that! It’s certainly worthy!

  14. Gardenista says:

    Cool photo. I headed right over to Gardening Gone Wild and am purchasing the book by Alan Detrick on Amazon! I just bought macro equipment and plan to learn how to use it. So excited to get inspiration from you and your links. Thanks.

  15. LynnJo says:

    Everytime I look at your website, I get goosebumps…spectacular!

  16. Pam/Digging says:

    Thanks, everyone, for the supportive comments. You are all very kind—you’re the best! —Pam

  17. Malinda says:

    Very pretty and creative! I love the effect night shots give – very fun

  18. Cathy says:

    Definitely magical and oh so creative. I would never have thought of a flashlight! And such a lovely blossom. ;) I’m experiencing withdrawal… we had a lovely datura until our dogs developed an appetite for it. Now it resides with a friend (sigh).

    Cathy in MA

  19. Candy Suter says:

    Outstanding night macro! I haven’t taken a night shot like this in a long time. Good luck!