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In the Pink

Posted by
Suzanne (Huntington Bch, California, United States) on 27 March 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I do believe strongly in photography and hope by following it intuitively that when the photographs are looked at they will touch the spirit in people. -- Harry Callahan

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This is the very last of my winter Big Bear photos. I took this on the same afternoon that I made the sunset images. While I was waiting for the sun to get just right, I walked around taking macros of the chaparral or whatever the name of the sage type bushes along the shore. It's amazing what sunlight will do to alter a vision. The blue in the background is actually snow and the shrubs are a reddish brown color...not pink. It was rather breezy at the time and with the fading light, I was never quite sure if anything would be in focus. I think it looks quite spring like even though that's the way those plants looked all winter. So, no more snow images from me until next winter. I do promise to be posting photos from the same area this summer when you will find it looks quite different. Especially the lake which, no matter what time of day, will probably be full of boats
Big Bear Lake, California

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Such a gorgeous capture, Suzanne. I love the light and the softness - dreamy!

27 Mar 2009 6:32am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Such beautiful shot ! love colours !

27 Mar 2009 6:38am

Standley from Carquefou, France

Lovely shades Suzanne. I like the softness of the image!

27 Mar 2009 6:53am

Anouk from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Sweet colors!

27 Mar 2009 6:55am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

so delicate and soft ........... a dream !

27 Mar 2009 7:12am

Cris from Lower Mainland, Canada

love the background coloring. love the way it blends. very natural but looks difficult

27 Mar 2009 7:39am

Mathilde from Fontainebleau, France

An incredible softness! beautiful evocation of spring

27 Mar 2009 7:55am

Veronelle from Lens, France

delicate composition ! :-))

27 Mar 2009 9:00am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

nice colours... love the softness!

27 Mar 2009 9:05am

Sarah from Vaud, Switzerland

A lovely composition - very pretty.

27 Mar 2009 10:08am

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

la légèreté dd'une branche fleeurie au printemps, c'est simplement beau.

27 Mar 2009 11:24am

Elora from Genoa, Italy

Hi Suzanne, you are right this is very springlike, but I think it is wonderful! The colour and composition...everything :)

27 Mar 2009 11:27am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Love the soft colors..the contrast of the blue background. Very spring-like and hope-ful

27 Mar 2009 11:55am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

This is just stunning! The colours and softness are just perfect.

27 Mar 2009 12:54pm

john4jack from Corvallis, United States

OMG, what a perfect expression of your quote!

27 Mar 2009 1:24pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Very beautiful capture.

27 Mar 2009 1:47pm

Sue from Paducah, United States

It was so interesting to read your description of this image. The image DOES appear spring like. The light does give us lovely gifts and unexpected surprises. Beautiful.

27 Mar 2009 1:58pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

All trips must end...drat. If you play request, I would like to see Huntington Beach pier some time. best...jerry

27 Mar 2009 2:24pm

Cheryl from Texas, United States

so delicate and pretty Suzanne! Light makes all the difference doesn't it!

27 Mar 2009 2:32pm

ZoomLNZ from Los Angeles Area, United States

Wow! I really like this unusual blend of blue and pink. Good shot!

27 Mar 2009 2:35pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a beautiful soft shades here suzanne! beautiful photo!

27 Mar 2009 2:52pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

what lovely soft colours you've captured -- like a baby blanket

27 Mar 2009 3:18pm

don from Spokane, United States

A remarkable image all on its own, but with the explanation becomes an entirely different picture! I like the result very much. Fine work.

27 Mar 2009 3:24pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

This is beautiful! I love the soft focus and the colors and totally agree with your observation on the way that the sunlight angle can change everything.

27 Mar 2009 3:31pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Very nice image.... doesn't look like snow!!! Definitely looks like spring time... and once again, if it's pink, it's for me!!!! 'Specially this shade of pink!!

27 Mar 2009 4:40pm

peter from new york, United States

wow suzanne this is quite the beautiful shot!

27 Mar 2009 4:42pm

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Fantastic Suzanne - The colors go together perfectly - and the processing is wonderful! I'm still ready to sign up for your composition class/workshop!

27 Mar 2009 5:03pm

@Scott Schilling: I can't imagine what I could teach you, Scott. In fact, I wouldn't mind having you teach me your processing technique for those exquisite "Vintage" images.

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Such a soft image. It's lovely.

27 Mar 2009 11:08pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Great shot - I really like the background as well

28 Mar 2009 2:34am

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

The softness and light work woinderfully in this beautiful image, Suzanne. An absolute joy

28 Mar 2009 4:24am

grant from kansas city, United States

gorgeous - the colors are wonderful

28 Mar 2009 7:30pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Whatever that is, it's beautiful. Great photo.

30 Mar 2009 2:13am