It’s the middle of winter and my last few posts have featured some pretty dreary tones. I thought it was time for some color so I did a little browsing and found this gem waiting on my hard drive since last spring.
These leaves, photographed in the woods of Northeast Wisconsin (near my home), were early spring sprouts; debuting last April. The way the sunlight illuminates them, it reminded me of colorful party lights strung though the trees.
Take a look at the larger size by clicking on the image. I think you’ll find it a better view.
I’ve been fiddling with my images lately. (You might have noticed yesterday’s post – Morning Friends)
This image was originally posted last April (see Spring’s Serenade). When I first posted it I shared it with some friends and mentioned I thought it would be a perfect image for a textured effect. Well, I finally got around to trying one on.
It changes the feel of the bright, vivid original image. You should look at both and see which you prefer.
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According to Wikipedia… In music, a serenade (or sometimes serenata) is a musical composition, and/or performance, in someone’s honor. Serenades are typically calm, light music.
The warm background tones, combined with the vivid color of spring’s first emerging leaves, really appeals to me. It has a light and airy feel that reminds me of a classical music composition.
These are truly the first leaves of spring, photographed on a walk through some woods near my home. I posted another image from this same walk entitled: The Scarlet of Spring.
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We went for a walk along a trail through woods and farm fields. The very first signs of spring were bursting forth. This is the twig of a budding tree.
The unique qualities of this image were created by the camera and nature, itself. Behind the sprouting twig was a river with sunlight sparkling off the ripples, through the leafless trees on the bank. I was using a 300mm lens, so everything beyond the twig was blurred.
If you look closely, you can see a small bug resting on the left side of the top leaf.
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