You be the judge...
For me, this image proves the maxim--for actors, models, photographers--that proper lighting is a Very Good Thing.
I used to have forsythia envy in the worst way. Years ago I strategically planted some stick-like things in 1-gallon pots labelled forsythia. In subsequent seasons, neither put on much of a show. Driving past the neighbours' gardens was almost depressing, but it was my main opportunity to see this plant in all its yellow glory. My regular errand runs only induced intense frustration.
Not this year!