Posts tagged “spring

To all Mother’spurple.flower.16.mothersday.,,,

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Buds on the branches mean spring is here!!!

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where is spring?

How has your spring been so far?  Ours hasn’t arrived yet…check out our snow banks!   As I am writing this it is snowing, in the morning the temperature is supposed to be -26F or -14C with the wind chill!   …could be worse right?

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out on a limb…

Spring…look up, look way up!

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Ice gone…

the weather is getting better, the ice is off the lake, I can see summer in the not too distant future!   These photos were taken two weeks ago before all the ice was off the lake.  I’ve not taken anything much since, too busy preparing for the Opening Day of our local Farmers’ Market.

the photos were taken at Sunset Park…a favorite childhood place for me to visit.  The ice was moving about that day…you can see it piling up on the rocks.

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when I took the photo below I stood at the shore line listening to the ice as it moved, I could actually hear it moving against itself…a very strange sound!

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white…

I love tulips…wish we were able to enjoy them longer, the petals on these were already beginning to pull apart…
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both…b & w & c

I love flowers, but I’m partial to specific colors, such as purple/mauve and white…maybe that is why I like black & white so much?

By the way…it is snowing here again, we are supposed to get between 10 and 15 cen…or between 4 to 6 inches!  Hence the flowers!

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patiently waiting…

for some green and and a bit of color…

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experimenting…

I visit a number of photography blogs and every now and then I’m inspired to try something different with the processing of the photos.   I’m limited to some extent with the programs I have, Photoscape, and Picasa…I also have gimp but I’ve not taken the time to get into it.  recently I”ve seen a few blogs who are using some form of HDR effect, which I rather like so I checked Picasa and it has a setting called HDR-ish…so I gave it a try with a couple of my photos…if you’ve been visiting for awhile you will know I’ve a thing for gnarly, naked trees…the waterfront on Lake Nipissing offers a few great ones due to the very high winds blowing regularly in the area…below is the original photo.

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below I’ve used the HDR-ish setting…

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of course this one is a simple black and white…more dramatic…

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this one is black & white with HDR-ish used…b.w.HDR-ish.twobenttrees.2013