Saturday, February 23, 2013

Focusing on life 52 photos weeks 7 and 8

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Hi Y'all,

I am combining both weeks 7 & 8, because I was out of town for week 7 and did not have a chance to get a post done before I left.
Week 7 our prompt was to take photo's of flowers.  In Alabama where I live it was not hard to see flowers all around me.  The Tulip Magnolia's are blooming along with other blooming trees and bushes.  I was on my way to the store and realized that I have not taken a picture yet, even though my yard is full of blooming plants.  So I was approaching an intersection and there on the corner was this beautiful Tulip Magnolia tree.


It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood, that day.

For week 8 I took the same photo as above and played with it in pic monkey and here is how my Monochromatic photo turned out.


First I turned it into a black and white then I played around with the Cinerama setting.

I apologize for the short post, but I am sick with the crud and it is taking all I have just to do this post and then do one more for the Freeform Challenge.  If you want to see what everyone is taking photos of in Monochromatic fashion head on over to Sally Russick's blog and check them out.

Happy beading Y'all,
Therese



  

19 comments:

  1. Feel better! I know I am going against the post - but I love the color version! Spring!

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  2. i love magnolia trees! such a different feel in b&w... hope you feel better v.soon!

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  3. I also like the color version better. I just like tulip magnolias.

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  4. It's amazing the different feel of the photos. The first reminds me of spring and new blooms. The second looks like a winterscape. The blooms are almost like snow.

    I hope you feel better. We've had that crud going around and it is no fun. :(

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  5. I do hope you get to feeling better - the crud sucks!! Love your photo! It's so different to see the world in b/w, isn't it?!

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  6. So interesting to see the photos side by side and how very different they look!

    Feel better!!

    (no. 43 this week)

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  7. Feel better Therese! Wonderful photo ... we have one of these trees in our front yard, and I can't wait for it to start blooming. Funny how in color my eye goes directly to the blooms, but in black and white my eye follows the branches. It really does change your perspective!

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  8. It is interesting how the blossoms read as snow....or maybe I just have snow and winter on the brain.

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  9. Hope you feel better soon Therese, your images are lovely

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  10. Tulip magnolias are one of my favorite trees. Thanks for a quick reminder of Alabama! And feel better soon!

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  11. How lucky you are to be smelling Magnolia tree already. Thanx for brightening my snow covered world. It brought back a memory for me of when I smelled my first magnolia tree.

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  12. Wow, such a difference. I had to search for the traffic light in the b&w one. Great photo! I hope you feel better soon! :)

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  13. Really amazing to see this same picture in different mode. Great job.

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  14. Great photos and I hope you feel better soon. So glad to learn you also do beading. Your freeform for the other challenge is great and I love your progress so far on the one for this challenge. How you did anything feeling so sick is admirable.

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  15. I love magnolias. So gorgeous in full bloom. Your B&W shot is so old fashioned looking. I've got the same crud so I empathize.

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  16. I love those trees...when they are in bloom I have to stop and admire them I can't help it. They seem better in color though.

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  17. Hmmm....I think you need to increase the contrast a little bit, I am missing the yellow traffic lights.

    Hope you're feeling better!

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  18. Therese I hope you start to feel better. I love both of your photos and how they each look different!

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