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Monday
Apr162012

An Early Spring 

This has been a strange year for the Midwest. I am speaking in terms of weather-of course. We had one of the mildest winters on record and spring came sooner than any of us could have imagined. This year I decided to jump on that opportunity and capture some of the nature I wouldn’t have been able to shoot in a normal March.

We had days in the month reached 75-80 degrees, which had us amazed. Everything was full of life and I was able to shoot on a morning that left the world damp from a midnight shower, the result proved to be delightful. The picture above took me a few times to get but this was the best of the ones I had taken. I first tried to capture all of the flowers in a single shot but it didn’t seem to work well. I decided to put most of the focus on one of them and was able to show the effect of the rain shower on them.

The water that was left on the objects I was shooting seemed to be the best factor of the shoot. The moisture brought out colors that normally the human eye would not have paid much attention to. It worked well with this photo below of a marble bench. I got as close as possible to it without entirely distorting the image. The result turned out to be quite surprising.

Lastly, I found a plant that I kept trying to capture but couldn’t get the right shot. I must have taken it about 20 different times from different vantage points. In the end, the one that worked the best was an extreme close up. My favorite part of the picture is the details in the leaf that are exposed. The small rivets on the leaves of the plant were something I wanted to showcase in the photo.

 

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