4.03.2012

the softness of spring {i'm linking up with kim klassen for texture tuesday}

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i know i've not done anything with these photos that is groundbreaking... anything that hasn't been done by so many before {like miss kim} in so many lovely ways. not that my one goal in life is to be groundbreaking. but to be honest, though i adore the way textures look with floral photos {or all photos}, it never really fused into a consistent style for me when it comes to processing my photography. {i think i'm still figuring out my style... or rather, it is still evolving.}


but i simply could not help myself from joining in with texture tuesday this week. you see, the theme is soft, and i can't think of better photos that i recently took than these to go with that theme.


and since i am smitten with one of kim's most recent textures, called "little things", i had to use it for all my photos today.


unlike the trees i photographed for yesterday's post, these gorgeous flowering trees are not right outside my living room window... i only wish they were. i had to take a drive over to the local library and grade school to get these. i went on sunday... a day that was forecasted to be eighty degrees and sunny. but the forecasters could not have been more wrong. if it got up to forty degrees, i would be surprised. and it was anything but sunny.


i actually left the house in a spring windbreaker. i got to the school and took about ten shots, then rushed back to my car to turn around and go home for my long down winter coat. brrrrr! just brrrrr!


oh, well. it couldn't keep me from going back out to get pictures of these incredible trees! six of the white blossoming trees lined the walk up to the school doors... it was like walking around in a fairy tale as the brisk wind continually blew the white petals all about as if it were snowing... giant half-inch velvety soft snow. except for the cold bitter temps, it was a magical world, and i enjoyed every second i had to capture it all with my camera... especially since i learned a couple new things about the settings on my camera while doing it.


last spring, i would not have been able to get these shots... not with the old lens i had. this new lens allows me to get some beautiful soft backgrounds with sharp detail in the petals of the blossoms closest to my lens.


i'm so happy to have it! {the lens, that is.} and with the theme being soft for t.t. this week, i thought these photos would be perfect. i have not done a texture tuesday in a while. it felt like time to get back to it!


immerse yourself in a world of wonderful texture use at this weeks link-up party... just click below.

kimklassencafe

35 comments:

Mona's Picturesque said...

Hi Georgia, I've been looking and looking at these images ♥ They are all so beautiful! The first one is just... cannot find the words :) ♥♥♥

Desirae R said...

I really love the pink flower shots, but the white trees sound lovely! I love finding spots like that. I hope the weather warms up!

PrairieJill said...

Oh my - so beautiful! I love them all.

Godelieve said...

Oh wow, these are beautiful, and soft!

Linneas Atelje Photography said...

Wonderful flowers and pink colors.

Leanne said...

These are beautiful, perfect for soft. Such pretty pink.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Beautiful captures and just perfect for this weeks prompt.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Beautiful captures and just perfect for this weeks prompt.

Deborah said...

magnificent!

honeystealsgold said...

Lovely shots, really beautiful, you have inspired me, to first look at Kim's website, and perhaps try to capture the softness you have. Btw I really love the quote you added, really beautiful,Thankyou

SueAnn said...

Beautiful photography...loved them all!!
Great job
Hugs
SueAnn

Sherri B. said...

So lovely - I agree, the textures only add to the softness! Thank you for sharing.

Kathy said...

Such a special time of year to be able to capture all this beauty and color. Sigh.

Cathy said...

these turned out so beautifully. the blossoms are so soft and clear. i especially like how crisp and clear the focus is on the white blossoms, and how the edges are soft and faded.

Cathy said...

These are lovely, every one of them. I like you fight the texture thing too at times. But when it works it works so well. These are all so soft and dreamy. Sigh...

Michelle Renee said...

These are BEAUTIFUL. The color, the texture, the soft dof....it just all makes me sigh. :)

georgia b. said...

thanks, everyone!!!

die Malerin said...

So light and soft the pictures. Lovely.

Becs said...

Gorgeous images. You've captured and processed them beautifully. Love the quote too.

Angie said...

Georgia, your images are stunning! I cannot decide which one I love most, they're all so soft and wonderful and perfect for todays prompt. I think the third one down really does it for me, though, as its just soo beautiful and the quote you've chosen to use with it makes it all the more beautiful. What a lovely blog you have. :)

Kia said...

Gorgeous images. Love the quote too. :)

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Nikki said...

Georgia, your images are amazing and would look wonderful hanging on a wall somewhere. It's funny what we do to get our pictures, but in the end it is worth it.

Sharon said...

These are so lovely and soft. They capture the wonder of Spring. You are an inspiration!

johanna said...

these photos really are AWEsome!!

georgia b. said...

wow... thank you, sharon. i take that as a very high compliment! thanks!

thanks to all for all the thoughtful comments. i'm glad i made a special trip to go capture these trees!

lissa said...

love them all especially the second with the pink flower.

hope you have a sunny day.

Tess @ Pro-tography 101 said...

I LOVE THE FIRST ONE!

Emily Meyers said...

Thank you so much for being my 400th follower!! you just made my day! btw I can almost smell the blossoms:)

...Tabiboo... said...

What a beautiful post and gorgeous blog you have.

Nina xxx

Kia and Zeno said...

Ciao Georgia, thanks so much for your visit and comment! :) A Cbox is a tagging and commenting system that lets visitors leave you messages. It's not very popular now, but it was used a lot (with other kinds of tagboards) before pre-set blogging services were born. :)

GailO said...

Each is more beautiful than the next! Lovely softness!

Candace said...

Such beautiful colors and textures.

Butterbean Row said...

Hi Georgia,
These are stunningly beautiful! I understand your reluctance to use textures though. It took me a while and I still dont' use them every time.

♥charlotte

Holly said...

That first picture is so beautiful, and I love that verse. So pretty!