Monday, March 14, 2011

Day 73

It's just before sunset, but I just had to take photos of this. My neighbor has this tree. I have to tell you, it's one of the most breathtaking sites to behold when it blooms. Her magnolia tree has people stopping to take pictures, people on walks just stop and stare. It takes up her entire front yard, and once it blooms, it stays for a quick time, and is gone again. We really take advantage of the beauty it possesses when we drive around the corner each day. 

Every year I keep telling myself, I'm going to get each step of the process with that thing. And, every year, I forget! Not this year. I will start adding these photos to my buds at the bottom when I get them. Eventually I will have a cool collection of these things we rarely have time to notice whether big or small.

I visited with our neighbor, she's such a sweet lady, and she wasn't aware of any changes as of yet. I walked her up to the branches and showed her that the buds looked just like velvet. They also reminded me of a huge tear drop, christmas lights, or a soft artist's brush. 

I cannot wait to show you when they open, plus the massive tree from which it will bloom. All in all, there is beauty in everything. I'm actually glad spring seems to be taking it's own sweet time. So much to look at that we would forget to appreciate. So from one photographer's mindset to another, we can enjoy each step of the process from God's amazing creation!

Day 73
Settings:
ISO 400, f/1.8, ss 1/500, 50 mm



14 comments:

Laurie said...

Looks like yours is going to have tons of blooms! Nice job :)

Kristal said...

I took pictures of my magnolia buds today... I love how they are velvety. Great shot!

Lynn said...

Love the depth of focus on this. Spring is sprunging! YEah!!

karren said...

This is a beautiful shot. Love the DOF. It reminds me of a Pussy Willow bush. You asked about my dance picture. Here are the settings. It was cloudy, and about to rain..so I set the WB to cloudy. Manual settings 50mm lens
ISO 400 SS 1/125 f/16 I took 30 exposures.

bimwphotography said...

So cool!

Kim said...

So Pretty! Love the gray and the buds are crisp. Do you use photoshop?

hipchicagomom said...

I LOVE Magnolia trees. They are SO PRETTY when they bloom! You take such lovely photos and are such an inspiration! :D

Melissa said...

This is great, I am so excited to watch this tree bloom. Your description and photo is making the anticipation exciting!

snapshots2011 said...

What a neat idea! I can't wait to see the progression!

Chelsea said...

Love it...can't wait to see an 'after' pic!

Susan Seaman said...

Can't wait to see the series. Beautiful shot!

Tracy said...

YIIPPPEE!!

Kristin said...

This will be fun to follow....

Anita said...

The buds do look like Christmas lights, looking forward to your future shots of the tree.