This is an experiment in trying to capture the ‘texture’ of spring in a different way than my usual macros of flowers. These images didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped, so I tried ‘photo apping’ them to make them more interesting.
A mass of purple heather. An abundance of pink cherry blossoms Sunlit branches with tiny green leaves. I am intrigued by the positive/negative effect that happens in the background/foreground interaction. Sunlit branches picking up colour from the newly emerging leaves. Brilliant spring green leaves. Willow tree in the spring light. Many of smaller willow species (salix) are known as pussy willows as they initially produce fuzzy male catkins that then burst into exuberant flowers like this one. This is more typical of what I usually shoot in the early spring, but as I go about the city I see that I have already photographed most spring flowers to death. As noted, I’m was trying something different from what I usually shoot in the spring. I’m not sure if it works, especially since I still like my typical macro shot above best. And judging from my Flickr views, most people prefer the macro, the pussy willow garnering 557 views in less than two days, as opposed to 10 or 11 views for my weeping willow shots, and only a couple of views each for all the rest… For more on this photo challenge: http://ceenphotography.com/2014/03/25/cees-fun-foto-challenge-texture/