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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finding color in winter, friday randomness 2:52

It's hard to find color in the winter. When you live in a land of monotone browns it is easy to feel blah and underwhelmed. I was searching for color in my archives when I came across these photos. Technically, I took them right at the end of winter, but still I love them.

I love them because they are full of color.

I love them because they are SOOC- straight out of the camera. (With the exception of a slight vignette on the potatoes, and a quick straightening of the market scales)

I love them because I remember this day. I snapped quickly, and moved through the crowd looking for interest. In a effort to control the light, I used Aperture Priority. I was just reading a feed on Facebook about this topic; whether it was cheating to use some of your presets in camera. The consensus from some fabulously talented photographers, no it is not cheating. And, I agree. Sometimes, it is nice to be immersed in your surroundings, not your camera settings.

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