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Saturday, March 17, 2012

WalkAbout Wonders - Blooming in March

I wasn't planning on writing anoter WalkAbout post quite so quickly after the last one, but it's been so beautiful out and the dogwood trees are in full bloom, sooooo I couldn't help it.  This was more like the post I had planned to do before Nanook took me in a different direction.

The dogwood blooms are just sooo gorgeous and I have been wanting to get pictures of them for awhile now, but I just kept missing them. Today my family and I were out at the playground and I spotted one of these trees, so I took full advantage of it.  I couldn't decide which one to use so I am posting my fav 4.


Nikon D90
ISO-200
50mm Fixed
F/2.8
Shutter 1/250 sec.
Manual
White Balance - upped the pink saturation



All were with the same settings as above.  I was in the groove and going with it :).



I wasn't necessarily going for the soft, "angelic" look, but I LOVED it once I saw what was in my viewfinder.  As far as post editing, honestly it was NOTHING.  A few clarity clicks for online viewing, but that is it!  I was so excited about that!  I didn't even want to mess with them.

God's beauty is so amazing!  Happy St. Patrick's Day, hope you had as good a day as I did.


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3 comments:

  1. Those are gorgeous photos! And I'm so jealous that you're trees are blooming so early!

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    1. Oh good Lord, I meant "your" not "you're". Just back from a long hike. No oxygen in my brain, apparently. :-)

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    2. Thank you! Hope you had a nice hike at least. I LOVE hiking, I find it so relaxing. I try to walk the river when I can. Looks like an early spring for us this year :). Gonna enjoy it!

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