I love Spring
Spring is a time for renewal, new beginnings. I am thrilled to be participating in a photography challenge which promises to take us all out of our "comfort zones". So far, I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Thinking outside of the box, improving skills, and developing new talents.
I love how unpredictable the weather is and the way it teases us with those warmer days in preparation for Summer. The blossom trees are among my favorite sights in nature. Unfortunately the orchards are not currently in bloom so I had to be a little more creative for the challenge, and ended up combining two challenges in one. There was no criteria given about location or feature, all we had to do was shoot somewhere that we normally wouldn't and at a time of day that we normally wouldn't as part of the #noexcuses challenge. The second challenge that I incorporated into this was the #noactions while editing. So the blossoms were my own requirement since nothing screams Spring more than those beautiful flower trees. As part of the "no excuses", these pictures were taken at the side of a road, with a lone little blossom tree standing on the edge of an irrigation ditch. We also took the picture at 11am which is a terrible time of day for lighting. The editing is minimal and all by hand which completes the second challenge issues.
What do you all think? Personally I love them. I really love the subject which might have something to do with it but I feel as though these challenges have already forced me to embrace a more artistic quality in my work.