Assignment #28: Spring

NikolaiNikolai Darth SLRPosts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
edited April 22, 2016 in Assignments
Now, that we all have straightened ourselves up, let indulge ourselves into a more soft mood and celebrate the advent of Spring!

I don't mean those metal or plastic thingies. I also don't mean the water source (although it's possible to have a Spring of Spring:-). I mean the season. You know, melting snow (if you had any, that is), blossoming trees, lovers not giving a damn what others think...
The feeling.
The feeling of Spring.
Catch it - and you're in!

As always: fresh pictures, moderate post-processing.
For the rest of the basic rules and index please check out this sticky.

Let's celebrate the Spring!
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  • bratsscrappybratsscrappy Big grins Posts: 32Registered Users Big grins
    edited March 23, 2007
    How about this?
    Brittany023_pp.jpg
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 23, 2007
    Bratsscrappy,
    Welcome to the Class! clap.gif

    Is it a nice shot? Hell, yeah! thumb.gif

    Does it cry "Spring"? Well, no, not really. Summer, probably. Beach. Girls. But no Spring feeling, for me at least...ne_nau.gif

    Let's think together: Spring is a transition from Winter to Summer. Air is still clear and cold. Buds are everywhere. The plants spring from the ground. Snow patches. Ground is still dumpy with melted snowwater...

    Give me Spring, or hold your peace:-)
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 23, 2007
    I hope to be able to post a picture out of schedule, but with a photo taken during the shedule ne_nau.gif .

    I am in India now. :D

    I can take photos - I am doing so very often - but I can not post them.

    I'll do so as soon as I come back home! :D thumb.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 23, 2007
    Oh, man
    I hope to be able to post a picture out of schedule, but with a photo taken during the shedule ne_nau.gif .

    I am in India now. :D

    I can take photos - I am doing so very often - but I can not post them.

    I'll do so as soon as I come back home! :D thumb.gif
    You are in India...
    Here comes our next "humble" champion...mwink.gif
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  • jtbjtb Big grins Posts: 11Registered Users Big grins
    edited March 23, 2007
    Spring Flower
    This is what I think of when my thoughts turn to spring.
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 23, 2007
    Jtb,
    jtb wrote:
    This is what I think of when my thoughts turn to spring.

    Welcome to the Classclap.gif and thank you for the great entry! thumb.gif
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  • djamesdjames Major grins Posts: 237Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 23, 2007
    Spring
    How about some srping flowering trees and daffodils?
    138087214-L.jpgs?
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 23, 2007
    DJames
    djames wrote:
    How about some srping flowering trees and daffodils?
    Welcome to the Class! clap.gif

    Nice shots, both of them! thumb.gif

    Hoewever, for some reason only first one delivers a spring feeling. Maybe because I've seen those daffodils blooming all year around, at least here in SoCalne_nau.gif
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  • djamesdjames Major grins Posts: 237Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 23, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Welcome to the Class! clap.gif

    Nice shots, both of them! thumb.gif

    Hoewever, for some reason only first one delivers a spring feeling. Maybe because I've seen those daffodils blooming all year around, at least here in SoCalne_nau.gif

    Well the out of focus azaleas in the background probably would not help much.:D
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  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Posts: 3,293Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 23, 2007
    Here's some color
    Color good....Spring good...yeaaaaa.

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    another

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 23, 2007
    DJames,
    djames wrote:
    Well the out of focus azaleas in the background probably would not help much.:D

    lol3.gif

    Simply shoot some more spring stuff :D
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 23, 2007
    Swartzy,
    Swartzy wrote:
    Color good....Spring good...yeaaaaa.
    another

    Very colorful! thumb.gif
    For some reason both look underexposed ... Mebbe it's me...ne_nau.gif
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  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Posts: 3,293Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 23, 2007
    Yea,....
    Nikolai wrote:
    Very colorful! thumb.gif
    For some reason both look underexposed ... Mebbe it's me...ne_nau.gif

    Was doing the light modeling thingy...going for something a bit more subdued with highlighting certain parts rather than all the same light. Will take some new stuff tomorrow..who knows, maybe a duck will show up as they're coming through now that we have 60 + degrees!wings.gif
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  • allensfotoallensfoto Big grins Posts: 67Registered Users Big grins
    edited March 23, 2007
    oklahoma spring
    first time -- so here goes ..
    How bout an Oklahoma Red Bud
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    and last but not least .. how bout a bradford pear..
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 24, 2007
    Curtis,
    allensfoto wrote:
    first time -- so here goes ..
    How bout an Oklahoma Red Bud
    and last but not least .. how bout a Bradford pear..

    Welcome to the Class! clap.gif
    Great Spring entries! thumb.gif
    We were definitely short of Oklahoma players! deal.gif :ivar iloveyou.gif
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  • mwaltersmwalters Major grins Posts: 119Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 24, 2007
    Spring in the UK, too...

    Bluebell:

    138196244-M.jpg

    Some other plant in my garden ne_nau.gif

    138196271-M.jpg

    Matthew
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 24, 2007
    Matthew,
    mwalters wrote:
    Spring in the UK, too...
    Bluebell:
    Some other plant in my garden ne_nau.gif
    Matthew

    Great entries, thanks! thumb.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 24, 2007
    More spring stuff
    A couple of shots from our MBR balcony (30D + 100-400 at 400)...

    01: Cherry tree
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    02: Chestnut tree
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  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,453Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 25, 2007
    Springing into action
    Spring in Arizona means baseball!

    Tempe Diablo Stadium - Home of the Angels for Spring Training

    Taken Tonight!
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    Yes- I took some traditional spring shots today too.

    Found a new use for the 50-200 f2.8 wings.gif

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 25, 2007
    Aaron,
    anwmn1 wrote:
    Spring in Arizona means baseball!
    Tempe Diablo Stadium - Home of the Angels for Spring Training
    Taken Tonight!
    Yes- I took some traditional spring shots today too.
    Found a new use for the 50-200 f2.8 wings.gif

    Those are nice shots! thumb.gif
    But I don't get spring feeling out of them. None whatsoever...ne_nau.gif
    I guess I spoiled by SoCal's eternal summer rolleyes1.gif
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  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,453Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 25, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Those are nice shots! thumb.gif
    But I don't get spring feeling out of them. None whatsoever...ne_nau.gif
    I guess I spoiled by SoCal's eternal summer rolleyes1.gif

    Well in Phoenix we don't have spring. Only Summer and not summer or hot and hot. ne_nau.gif

    Rain, Baseball, and flowers is the only hints we have that it is suppose to be spring! :D
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  • Annie222Annie222 Beginner Posts: 69Registered Users Big grins
    edited March 25, 2007
    Spring In Autumn
    I live in Blue Mountains, Australia and while Spring is well and truely over, I took these on the weekend.
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 25, 2007
    Annie,
    Annie222 wrote:
    I live in Blue Mountains, Australia and while Spring is well and truely over, I took these on the weekend.
    Nice shooting!
    Oh well, if it's over - it's over. Is it kinda Fall already Down Under?
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  • Annie222Annie222 Beginner Posts: 69Registered Users Big grins
    edited March 25, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Nice shooting!
    Oh well, if it's over - it's over. Is it kinda Fall already Down Under?

    No i think today it has decided it is winter, it is cold and raining, and daylight saving ended last night, so roll on spring i say, but to answer your question it's Autumn.
  • pyroPrints.compyroPrints.com photohunter Posts: 1,383Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 25, 2007
    More flowers, big suprise :D

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  • mwaltersmwalters Major grins Posts: 119Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 25, 2007
    Another flower from me...



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    Matthew
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 25, 2007
    Pyro,
    More flowers, big suprise :D

    #1 & #3 are actually very springy in my book, thank you! thumb.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 25, 2007
    Matthew,
    mwalters wrote:
    Another flower from me...
    Matthew

    Nice closeup! thumb.gif

    Reminder: the assignment is Spring, not Flower deal.gif mwink.gif
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  • mwaltersmwalters Major grins Posts: 119Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 25, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Nice closeup! thumb.gif

    Reminder: the assignment is Spring, not Flower deal.gif mwink.gif

    I've been looking for some spring lambs, but have not found any yet...

    Matthew
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 25, 2007
    mwalters wrote:
    I've been looking for some spring lambs, but have not found any yet...

    Matthew

    In this case, how about adding some treatment at least mwink.gif

    I played with channel swapping a bit, but the easiest path and biggest ROI (not the best quality, mind you - best ROI, like 95% of improvement with 5% of efforts) turned out to be some simple yet bold curves in luminosity mode.

    Hope you don't mind me mangling your image rolleyes1.gif
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