Signs of Spring

Spring buds flare diptych

I went out on a photowalk for the first time in ages this weekend and got lots of shots of Spring slowly poking it’s head out. As much as I love the temperature during the winter, it’s not terribly inspiring for photography. Barren trees and snow can be interesting subjects at first, but after 3 months, it all just looks sad and boring.

Spring is the opposite, everything gets more and more interesting with each passing day. There still aren’t many leaves on the trees yet, but there are lots of buds like these and pear blossoms are already blooming. I need to get back into exercising more regularly and this will encourage me to go walking daily. I went out for a walk the day after I took these photos and there were already tons of new blooms. I don’t want to miss anything!

Lots more photos coming up.

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Walk About: 1-7-10

Red Berries

7/365 - January 7, 2010

I had such a peaceful walk around my neighborhood yesterday. I love taking pictures of flowers in the spring and summer, but I’m really loving the starkness and colors of winter lately. And I didn’t do any kind of color post-processing on these, either, the blues and purples are real and I’m could not be happier with how they came out.

It’s been one week of my 365 project and I’m happy with the results and still excited about taking pictures everyday. We’ll see how I feel in a month!

Winter Tree

Leaf and Pinecone

Vines and Flowers

Winter Trees


Born Free, Part 1

Sea Gulls

59/365 - February 28, 2010

Sea Gull

Sea Gull

I bet you would think that I went to a beach to get these photos? Nope. I took these in the Target parking lot in a suburb of Richmond, VA, nowhere near the ocean. I have no idea why there were hundreds of sea gulls hanging out at Target but I’m really happy with these photos, so they can do what they want.

At first they were all just standing around being boring. I walked right up to them hoping some would fly, but they were completely unfazed and just stared through me. I went back to the car and we were about to leave when all of sudden someone drove by and threw some popcorn out of their car window (there is a movie theater next to the Target) and all the gulls all went crazy! They took off and started flying around in circles and kamikaze driving to get the popcorn. It was pretty awesome to watch.

I got so many pictures that I couldn’t narrow down which ones I liked best, so I have another post coming up later today.

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