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Wow, one can certainly see the lush and colorful vegetation! Simply beautiful.:thumbup:
Beautiful!The sun visited us today and the Hasselblad beckoned.
One of many this afternoon as almost half of our red tulips have opened. Some are just waiting for the right moment to burst open in a crescendo of bright red! This particular season's tulips are a little different with huge green leaves and a bright star inside.
Hasselblad H5D-50c 80mm/2.8:
Note: This was simply a fun handheld shot in the shade just to see if it would be worthwhile to revisit this particular Tulip later with a tripod. I was pleased with the experience of shooting freestyle and I can say that the H5 is still a lot of fun!
Ouch. Will, sorry you have been so sick but glad you are up and about and doing camera therapy!:thumbup:
I finally got outside for some air after being sick as a dog for three weeks. The cold was nasty: couldn't drink coffee to stay awake during the day, coughed all night with no sleep. Today was the first time I had some energy to do some work. The bonus is it was warm too.
Steven, I am in awe of your tree landscapes with snow and often use them as an instructional model when scouting potential images during and after snowstorms here. I too found myself a few days ago in a near white out, which seemed to come out of nowhere. I'm reminded of a story I relayed here in this forum about a month ago to you and others about a interesting snow scene with trees and thought of you, but, impossible to stop and shoot even though I had my medium format camera next to me. Here is/was the back story......This image was taken in a strong blizzard. The snow was accumulating inside my lens. My wife tried to help with an umbrella, but there was not much hope the winds were straight on and the snow piled up on the lens.
Steven, I am in awe of your tree landscapes with snow and often use them as an instructional model when scouting potential images during and after snowstorms here. I too found myself a few days ago in a near white out, which seemed to come out of nowhere. I'm remined of a story I relayed here in this forum about a month ago to you and others about a interesting snow scene with trees and thought of you but impossible to stop and shoot. here was the back story......
A few weeks ago in a previous posting in this forum, I mentioned I came across landscape during a quick moving blizzard and thought of you and your images when a line of snow covered trees appeared. Unfortunately the conditions were hazardous on this narrow lane road with trucks and cars trying to maintain traction from going off the road. I had no place to pull over and thoughts "maybe next year". Well a few days ago on a very quiet weekend, just after sunrise, a completely unexpected snow squall swept through while I was driving 1 hr from home. All I had was a digital Leica rangefinder and too late to turn around for the medium format camera.
I once again found myself on this same small snow covered lane with the same scene as seen a few weeks ago, but this time with no cars or trucks in sight, I took a chance and abandoned my car and set up for some shots.
Just posting one as an illustrative example of how I learn about various types of landscapes from so many who have posted some wonderful representive images.
Again as a disclaimer, this sample image was taken with a Leica M9 camera and 50mm rigid summicron and hope its OK to post this image here with regards and homage to Steven's snow covered tree landscapes