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That Time

A lot of the fun of photography lies in making the best of things. As I was setting up my camera to capture one of the magnificent sunsets across the Clyde towards Arran that are often seen from West Kilbride, Ayrshire, Scotland, the sun went behind a dense cloud. So I turned my attention to making a close-up silhouette of a dandelion clock just as a stiff breeze and drizzle started to destroy it. I decided to make a feature of the effects of the sudden change in the weather by illuminating the remnants of seed head with fill-in flash. I liked the way that the thready parachutes attached to the seeds went "glassy" in the harsh light. I used my handy Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 compact camera set on its macro mode.

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Taken on April 27, 2012