Today I’m pleased to bring you a guest post from Mui of Mui Tsun Photography.

I love the way she uses depth of focus to draw the eye to the subject of this photo. Here’s what she has to say:

I took this at the beginning of spring, when the daffodils started to bloom. I noticed this lone one standing proud on a pile of soil outside a farmhouse barn. Of course I just had to photograph it. I tried to shoot it from an unusual angle, and to set it off its surroundings. This image from that day’s session is my favourite.

I agree – the angle works great in this image. It’s something I think about often when I take pictures. Get to a different angle and see how things look… you might get a great result. Check out Mui’s Web site (link below). If you’re in the Norfolk area (U.K.), and need a professional, I recommend her work.

Mui Tsun is the professional photographer behind Mui Tsun Photography. Visit her site to see more of her photography, or to inquire about retaining her services.


  1. Jane Cooper @ lcd tv says:

    I love how she described this Daffodil “I noticed this lone one standing proud on a pile of soil outside a farmhouse barn.” It is so poetic :dd

  2. Annie says:

    It’s amazing to see the ONE daffodil left standing alone. I love the angle she shot it at and showing all the dirt and debris that’s surrounding it.
    Annie recently posted How to Start a Budget

  3. Leah @ Walking Tours Rome says:

    Great picture. I love finding those unique finds in the middle of messes. I admire the eye that Mui Tsun has. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Dani @ BJJ Santa Monica says:

    It’s like the daffodil is looking right at the camera. I like this picture so I’m going to check out her site. Thanks for sharing this!

  5. Lex says:

    Also the way the color works is interesting… I like the way the flower is the only brightly colored thing in the image. With almost half the image being the dirt pile, it makes the flower look even more of a ‘light in the wilderness’.

  6. Thank you all for your kind words.

    It was a lovely sunny day when I spotted this daffodil. The light was a little too harsh for my liking, but I wasn’t going to risk waiting for another day to shoot it, in case someone would have pulled it out. The lighting turned out to be okay in the end and I was really pleased with the result.

    I love this site. Thanks to James for the opportunity to guest post and for sharing with us his images.

  7. Sonny says:

    Does anyone remember the show “Little House on the Prairie”? The photo (with the barn in the background) looks like a shot that the makers of that show would take leading into a scene…
    Sonny recently posted An Optimus Prime-r- Create a Transformers Toy Gun

  8. Diane @ Title Loans says:

    My friend is into photography and seeing the pictures she develops makes me more interested in this hobby. Did you focus on the daffodil, then moved the camera a bit to get the angle?

  9. Mike says:

    Hi Mui,

    Nice shot there. very vibrant and lively angle.

    Can you give it another shot on the Winter, let see how you
    can protray it?

    Mike recently posted Digital Signage and Digital Displays Solution

  10. Reiner says:

    Great Photo, i like this perspective View.

    Greetings from Bavaria, Reiner

  11. nice! really nice photo, the focus is great and the background is more great.

  12. Very cool photo. Definitely a treasure in the rut. So peaceful :)

  13. Carla @ Album Foto says:

    Hey Mui,

    I liked your this idea to take photo.. Now I can say whatever camera you use to take photos.. but your thoughts to take photos from different angles can give you something unique image :-)

  14. Roger @ sell used books says:

    Great shot I love the detail up front but the slightly blurry background.

  15. Taufik Raya says:

    Got the POI (Point of Interest) on this photo….so creative compo.Cool

  16. Kayla @ Online Furniture Stores says:

    Really like that it is from an bug’s eye view.

  17. Karen @ SEO Los Angeles says:

    I really like the yellow on the blue background. Beautiful.

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