Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spring Colors are Comming into Focus



I took advantage of the beautiful weather last Saturday and went for a walk. I took these pictures just down the road from where I live. It seems like the dreams of spring have become reality. I'm not a fan of hot summer weather so now is the time for me to enjoy the outdoors.
I was trying to find a nice balance between bokeh and depth of field and I wanted the colors and light to tell a lot of the story.


33 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

James, you are telling a beautiful and colorful story. Very nice shots.

Stickup Artist said...

Hi James,

These are absolutely lovely. I really enjoy studying your work as regards depth of field and admire your spirit regarding experimentation and the sheer joy it is so obvious you take in your artwork.

Clytie said...

Perfect. The way each picture brings something different into focus ... brilliant!

Lily Hydrangea said...

love these! there is so much too enjoy in each of these.

Sistertex said...

The first one looks like Santa parked his sleigh in order to enjoy the beautiful spring blossoms! Very nice.

Thom said...

Thank you for the link to bokeh. I learned something. I love spring and these wonderful photos are one reason why :$

Piyush said...

Beautiful shots James. Lovely

Sunny said...

Beautifully done. Each image is a treat to look at.
Sunny :)

Carolyn Ford said...

I especially like the last photo! The color of the little wildflowers stands out beautifully against the simple background of bokeh. I like how you changed the focus for each. I hope you enjoy every one of these beautiful spring days to the fullest.

Kcalpesh said...

Very creatively shots James, the places are beautiful and I feel you found the right balance between bokeh and depth of field which you were looking for...

Pixellicious Photos

cieldequimper said...

Now I love that red!

Malyss said...

Do you know the french expression "Avoir le nez au ras des pâquerettes" ?("to have the nose at the same level than the daisies"). It means "not to see the whole thing", not to have a complete view". Nothing to do with you. But when I saw the last picture, words came to my mind, and I thought that for once, it was the best way to see the world!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful images, James! The last is my favorite, well done!

Bibi said...

I think Pa. and Serbia are at the same level of spring. I'm still waiting for an explosive burst of color.

As usual, love your photos.

VP said...

Great weather and a beatiful scenery to experiment with focus, I like all the results sharp and not. Blurred backgrounds are perfect for some images, I was just trying myself for your next reflection weekend.

Louis la Vache said...

Nice play with the depth of field and focus, James.

«Louis» will join Weekend Reflections Saturday.

Cezar and Léia said...

I would love to take pictures with different angle as you do.It's perfect!
I loved the second and the last one.
I hope this weekend we can get a sunny day, so I can go for a walk as well looking for some flowers.
I also hope to be better of this awful jetlag.This time I'm suffering much more than the others trips.I could not understand...all the time tired and it's impossible to eat.But I guess this weekend everthing will be fine.
Thanks for these magical pictures!
Léia

Lois said...

I think you accomplished what you set out to do! Lovely pictures James.

Rebecca said...

I guess that sleigh isn't going anywhere for a while! Funny how 'weeds' can be so pretty.

Regina said...

Captivating and wonderful scenes.
Have a great day James.

Doreen said...

awesome shots! you got right down in the grass for these didn't you? looks like fun.

imac said...

Nice work James, love how you captured these photos.

Cheryl said...

I especially liked the first photo, with the red sleigh and pretty blossoms. Spring is coming indeed!

Marka said...

Spring is in full swing!

Halcyon said...

I like these photos alot. You have really gotten some interesting shots with the varying depths of field.

You would not like it down here in Jackson. Our summers can be brutal and I have a feeling it's going to be a hot one this year!

Matty said...

You use the blur so well. I really like the low angle view with the dandelions in focus against the blurred background.

ruma2008 said...

Activation of the earth is handed down to me through your photography.

It is a sign of the spring really...

Ebie said...

Some people go at lengths to crawl, bend and what not, just to get the desired shot. Great DOF. Its "bokehlicious" too!

Glad the snow went away!

Spiderdama said...

This is very beautiful! I love the last one:-)

Jientje said...

The second one and that last one are my favorites. You really captured the essence of Spring here! I love the perspective!

Thérèse said...

Spring colors popping all over! It's such a treat!
Taking pictures these days requires a lot of acrobatic agility!

Bhuvan Gupta said...

Hey very beautiful pictures. I loved them :-)

Flory said...

what a lovely shots!