Theme Thursday - Spring!

Just some pics today. I took this one at the beginning of March as the Spring blossoms were already in full bloom in Sunny CA.I don't take a lot of "flower" pictures, but I was happily surprised when this one came out so nice.
Stacy's photography tip this week was about achieving the "300" look from the movie by the same name. Her photos came out quite nice, my photos on the other hand...well you decide. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to take some new shots to play with.

I think I tend to lean toward extreme looks in my processing. The first picture is from the park last week, it's not a great quality shot but I tried Stacy's processing steps on it, it's cool.


The second one is from early Summer of 2006 - Harrison's first time playing in the sprinkler. I admit, I swayed from the steps this time and did my own thing including adding a couple contrasting photo filters layers and a gradient map layer.


On another note, I finally created a tutorial of how I did this shot. You can find it here.

That all from me for now, go check out other Spring delights at Land of K.A.

13 comments:

Arizaphale said...

I finally got back to Theme Thursday this week but I missed the tutorial part. Drat. Still, I probably wouldn't have understood it anyway :-)
Some cool shots here. I love H's face after the sprinkler....not quite sure...:-D

HipMomma said...

I don't take many flower pictures either. Great job on yours. I am still working on my assignment... I've filed for an extension.

Daryl E said...

And now I am going to c/p your tutorial .. I really need step by step explanations .. I find that I dont do well reading manuals ..

Stacy said...

Beautiful shot of the flowers! We don't have flowers here for very long, so I make sure I take advantage of them when they arrive. ;)

Good job on the processing, too. It's fun to try different things. I think my favorite of the two is the first one - so cute!

Kim said...

I'm looking forward in trying the tutorial! I didn't even attempt the "300" look, I'm a bad student. :-) Yours looks great though!

Maggie said...

Beautiful flower shot! And I like the 300 look you did too -- kind of funky and fun!

Jennifer said...

I like your 300 - it's neat, I have not attempted it, as I cant figure out how to even save using PSP - LOL I know I will learn but darn it's hard!

Kathryn said...

Gorgeous flower shot! And I love your 300 pics. I am so bad at any kind of editing.
Great job!

david mcmahon said...

I'm always happy to help with photography/ camera advice - any time. Just let me know ....

Jenny Live & in Color said...

Pretty flowers! I didn't try the 300 thing. I couldn't find enough creative energy for that this week. I really like your last one.

Christina said...

The flowers are nice, but Harrison is nicer! You did great with your processing - really love the first one of him!

Killlashandra said...

I love the last one. The wet hair and the look. What a dramatic and very poignant shot.

melody is slurping life said...

Love the flowers, but really love the photos of Harrison. Great job.

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