Tag: spring (Page 2 of 2)
Its officially spring and its starting to warm up around here. It may just be about time to come out of hibernation! While looking through my Lightroom library for a photo for today’s post, I realized that I haven’t taken a single photo in March (insert shocked emoji here)! I realize the month is not over so I’ve got work to do this week!
This photo was taken last spring during the Tulip Festival in Holland, Michigan. Windmill Island Gardens is a sight to behold in spring with tulips as far as the eye can see, an authentic, 250 year old Dutch windmill, and beautiful flowering apple trees. Of course, during Tulip Time, you will also see wall to wall people. Immediately after snapping this photo, someone came up to me and asked to take their picture with their smartphone. Its funny, when you seem to know what you’re doing when it comes to photography, people trust you with their electronics. Just because I can use a DSLR, it does not mean I know how to operate your smartphone camera or your weird point and shoot.
Towards the end of the #igtravelchallenge for March I was given the prompt “Its still winter here”. I was very happy to announce that it was spring in the lower peninsula. Well, just a few days after that post, I was celebrating spring break in West Michigan. One morning, towards the end of the week I woke up to this. It was beautiful so I had to go out and take some shots, but it was also freezing and I was not happy about that. Especially because The Weather Channel recently announced that March, April, and May were supposed to be unseasonably warm. Does this look unseasonably warm to you? I am happy to announce, that Mother Nature has realized her mistake and we are back to the beautiful spring weather I was expecting!
About the Photo:
This was a single RAW exposure with basic edits done in Lightroom.
Nikon D3100 with 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens, handheld.
April 2, 2016
I got out and raked leaves today! And under those leaves I found little green sprouts! Soon we will be in full bloom! I can’t wait to get out with the camera and capture it! I love spring!
This photo is of crocuses blooming. What I love about this shot is that not 2 inches to the right of the frame, was a big ol’ pile of snow! But enough had melted and the crocuses popped up, signaling that soon it would be spring!