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"We have been rambling all the night, 
and almost all the day-a, 
And now returned back again, 
we’ve brought you a branch of may-a...."

~Traditional May Day Song

 

And, a little branch of May gift for you.

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Life Thru the Lens 18/52... Spring in The Black Hills; looking for color

It is not always easy to find color in spring when you are still packed in snow. Our world began to spring forth with unseasonably warmer weather and then the jet stream shifted and brought back winter to our doorstep.  

 

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.” 
― Ernest Hemingway
Looking For Color in Spring | Life Thru the Lens | Lisa Kerner | Simply Living Photography

With the new snow came the grumbling of hearts. The people of The Midwest are ready for warmer weather and sun clad days. I do not blame them, to have the sun wash your soul with happiness is a good thing. But for me, I reveal in the snow laden days, and the contrast of the earth against the white blanket of snow; it brings me comfort. 

Hello Spring... The Good, The Random, and The Fun all in one. 

Hello Spring... The Good, The Random, and The Fun all in one. 

What brings you comfort???


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Friday Randomness... Let's Eat Yellow, or Not

~I realized I had more yellow photos to share with you. I was so excited about making my video that I had forgotten to edit these. 

~They all were edited in Lightroom, with mainly Presets, and a few tweaks; since I really loved the SOOCs, I did not have to do much to them. I actually really love the challenge of capturing a shot straight out of the camera (SOOC) and then editing to enhance an already perfect shot. There is nothing like the feeling of being happy with your creation. 

~I found those two forks and the hand embroidered doily, along with some other little treasures, at a local antique/junk store. I love digging through stores like that because you never know what treasures you will find. 

~I calibrated my monitor this week. I was so nervous to do so, but knew that it was a step further I needed to take to open my store on my site here, and to also venture into the stock photography world. I'm laughing now at my anxiety, it was super simple

~ Those shots are dreamy... I mean, I know it is tooting my own horn, but boy oh boy I just love how they turned out. 

~ I know what you are thinking! I told you I would showcase more of the pocket watch shots today. And, I made you guess what the theme was. Time was the popular answer; I knew you'd choose that. But, actually it was One Thing. I had to shoot one thing, over several days, in different environments, and light. I really was stumped on what I wanted to shoot. What would I want to make into a series? And then, I saw them sitting there by the front door as I bent to snap a shot of my yellow flower. I knew it had to be these pocket watches, they mean the world to me because they belonged to special people in our lives. On Monday, at Life Through the Lens I will show you the rest, I really love how they turned out. Until then...

And a special gift to you for this Mother's Day weekend... if you would like to download the full resolution photo simply click on it. Happy Mother's Day. 

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