Trimming the Tree

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“And the needles of the pine trees, freshly washed to a deep, rich green, shimmered with droplets that blinked like clear crystals.” - Billie Letts

Week 48 - Creative: Split Tones

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"Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones." - Paul Cezanne

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Black and White November is over and color will once again feature prominently in my December pictures — after today, that is! This week’s #dogwood52 prompt is actually a great transition from the previous thirty monochromatic images to the final thirty full color photos in this year’s #Project365.

Split Toning is an effect which has its origins in film. It involves tinting the highlights in an image one color and the shadows another color. For best results, photographers often start with a black and white image and use opposite colors for each, such as yellow and blue, green and magenta, etc. for the highlights and shadows.

This was a new process for me. I used yellow for the faded hydrangea petals and blue for the shadows in the snow. I like how this effect illustrates the brilliance of a sunny winter day. #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek48

Structure

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"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn't show." - Andrew Wyeth

Rocks + Water

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“Rocks and waters are words of God.” - John Muir

Potential

(286/365) "Each human being is bred with a unique set of potentials that yearn to be fulfilled, just as surely as the acorn yearns to become the oak within it." - Aristotle

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Halloween Decorations

October 10, 2018 (283/365)

"...a fresh morning spider-web telling a story of moonlit hours of weaving and waiting during a night." - Carl Sandburg | Mother Nature started decorating for Halloween and it's getting pretty spooky! 🕸️

Oh How the Mighty Have Fallen

October 6, 2018 (279/365)

“A mighty wind blew night and day and stole the oak trees leaves away...” - Johnny Ray Ryder Jr

Hornets Nest

October 2, 2018 (275/365)

"Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, water bugs, tadpoles, frogs, mud turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, chestnuts, trees to climb. Brooks to wade, water lilies, woodchucks, bats, bees, butterflies, various animals to pet, hayfields, pine-cones, rocks to roll, sand, snakes, huckleberries and hornets; and any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of education." - Luther Burbank

...well, maybe not snakes or hornets - MLH

Summer's Ghost

September 20, 2018 (263/365)

"We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage. We will welcome summer's ghost." -  Henry Rollins

Inchworm 🐛 Earworm

September 10, 2018 (253/365)

ear·worm (noun, informal): a catchy song or tune that runs continually through a person's mind.

"Two and two are four; Four and four are eight; Eight and eight are sixteen; Sixteen and sixteen are thirty two

Inchworm, inchworm, measuring the marigolds; You and your arithmetic, you'll probably go far

Inchworm, inchworm, measuring the marigolds; Seems to me you'd stop and see, how beautiful they are!"