Joy of Spring

StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I amPosts: 7,623Registered Users Major grins

Too bad spring just ended.....it was a good one here in Cali thanks to record rainfall!

1) Divine Path

2) Golden Wind

3) Heavenly Flames

4) Green Tea

5) Rainbow Hills

6) Adam & Eve

7) Home sweet home

8) Spring Inferno

9) Green gold

10) Fog bath

11) Moooooo-scape

12) Left behind

13) Infernal Walkway

14) Sherman Williams

15) Carrizzo's gold

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  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 12,372Administrators moderator
    edited May 12, 2017

    Well, oh golly, where to begin? I'm not going to comment just yet because I want to look at these for a while longer while I put my camera back in it's pack and probably never take it out again.

    Edit: I've seen that tree scene before in 1 and 2. A year or two ago?

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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,623Registered Users Major grins

    David, your guidance, input and generosity....can't thank you enough! Do come by here......cheers!!

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,252Registered Users Major grins

    I echo David's sentiments. Wow!! Just curious as to where these were taken? How wonderful that you caught California in the very short green season!

  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 18,933Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator

    Terrific set, Taz. Composition, color, light over the top. Bravo!

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,623Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks so much Sara! Most were taken from Hills above San Jose and nearby Hollister. Couple from Petaluma Hills. Last two are from Carizzo super bloom....which was astonishing....I went too late so hope we get good rains next year and score big! Cheers!

  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Many Grins

    OMG. Your pictures are terrific, outstanding and so on. Great composition, light and contrast.

  • Celtic SnapperCeltic Snapper Celticcompositions.co.uk Conwy, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. UKPosts: 277Registered Users Major grins

    Super, Super and Super!!

    A full gallery from one road trip!

    Some great skies Taz!
    My favourite's however are No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15!

  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattlePosts: 1,122Registered Users Major grins

    A great set Taz. Once again, you have done a superb job of capturing the essence of spring in Northern Calif.

    I love the composition and close up intimacy of #4, my only nit is that the exposure is a tad long for the water, but that's just my personal taste.

    Phil

    I don't know where I'm going, but I'm going anyway.

    Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity!
  • Cygnus StudiosCygnus Studios Commercial Photographer San Francisco's North BayPosts: 2,294Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 12, 2017

    @Stumblebum said:
    Most were taken from Hills above San Jose and nearby Hollister. Couple from Petaluma Hills. Last two are from Carizzo super bloom....which was astonishing....

    You sure are making the rounds to find good spots. I thought that one of those might have been Mt Tam. It's a great set, but for me, number 7 is the best. Makes me wish that I could get my lazy butt out of the studio and enjoy all the color we got this year.

    Steve

    Website
  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,484Registered Users Major grins

    This is excellent work. Your style is becoming almost pictorial. These seem more like paintings than like photographic representations of places. There's a place for that.

  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 12,378Super Moderators moderator

    Beautiful set! My favorites are 5, 10, and 14.

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,623Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks so much Richard, Jorgen, Carl, Phil, Steve, Don, and Denise! I can't say that enough! Cheers m8s!

  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 21,177Super Moderators moderator

    Spectacular!

    Lush and rich colors, beautiful compositions, several with stories (imagined by the viewer, me, but presented by you, the photographer), nearly perfect tonality for each scene, fortunate skies (planned, processed and, I'm sure, serendipitous).

    Truly masterful!

    ziggy53
    Moderator of the Cameras and Accessories forums
  • kdogkdog artistically challenged San Jose, CAPosts: 11,506Administrators moderator

    My you've been a busy boy, Taz. Terrific work. #7 is my favorite here, an almost unbelievably good photo.

  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Many Grins

    The more I look at your pictures the more I like them. They are all great. But the more I look the more I get favourites. They are 2, 5 and 7.

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,623Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks K-dog! I spend all free time towards it......wish you had more time.
    Thanks kindly Jorgen!! Been enjoying your great work for a while now! Cheers!

  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,434Super Moderators moderator

    Wow, what a fantastic set, Taz.

    All are great, but I really like 1, 4, and 7. Might have used a bit shorter shutter speed in 4, but its still great.

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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,623Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks truly Jim, and I couldn't agree with you more. I had set goal of getting details out of flowing water and I tried zooming in while exposing but got fooled by the tiny screen (although the conditions were precarious, where I was standing).....so something to look forward to getting right in future. Cheers!

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,548Registered Users Major grins

    Geeeeze, Taz.......I'm nearly speechless. Just terrific stuff. The mottled light fell right into your hands and you capitalized on it as well as I've ever seen. Put a gun to my head and I'd pick #7 as my favorite, mainly because I chase similar subjects ( old barns ) all the time. Take a bow, my friend.

    Tom

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,623Registered Users Major grins

    Yay! Thanks kindly Tom! Yeah, I search for Barns and I think of your adventures....but it seems like every single inch of CA is privately owned.....so keep running into fences. Cheers my friend!

  • TasmanianTasmanian Quebec, CanadaPosts: 486Registered Users Major grins
    Take all !!!

    When everything delights me I do not know if something seduces me.

    Bravo <3
  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,623Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks so much @Tasmanian Cheers!!

    @David_S85 Hi David, just saw your edited comment......you have a keep eye and solid memory.......I did return to the same spots in first 2 and hoping for better light and I got it. I have dreamed of catching it with pink hues as the shots never line up with sunrise and sunset points and are 90 degrees to it, so hope of epic burn is negligible, but if there are enough soft wispies, they can pick the pink after burn....Cheers David!

  • jerryrjerryr Smugmug Customization Posts: 547Registered Users Major grins
  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,623Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks kindly Jerry!

  • bike21bike21 Major grins Posts: 836Registered Users Major grins

    Fantastic work! I'm going to have to come back and look longer to comment.

  • TMcEwenTMcEwen Big grins Posts: 107Registered Users Major grins

    I do not even know where to begin. Stunning photos!!!

    - Thomas McEwen - (Nashville, TN)
    http://www.tmcewenphotography.com/
  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,623Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks so much Nick and Thomas! Cheers guys!

  • EiaEia Major grins Posts: 3,625Registered Users Major grins

    You are just getting better, and better, and better! I'm on overload; I can't possibly decide which is my favorite. You should hang them all!!! :smiley:

  • JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grins MauiPosts: 892Registered Users Major grins

    Damn, Taz, you sure make it difficult for us to choose a favorite! All of these are absolutely remarkable, and I could see them hanging in any world-class gallery right now as they are. The ones that speak the most to me are 1,3, & 9. Nothing against any of the others, it's just that these strike an emotion in me the strongest.

    Outstanding work, I'm so glad I get to see your vision.

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,623Registered Users Major grins

    Anna Maria and JBR, I will never be able to thank you enough! Cheers guys!

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