Mike Washington  

"spring is coming" by Mike Washington

March 2020 - "spring is coming"

March 2020 - Mike Washington


About the Image(s)

Nothing declares "spring is coming" like Crocus.

I am offering up a shot of last year's first arrivals, I just pulled up and touched up with a little cropping and highlight suppression.

Spring is arriving early this year in Maryland. Crocus and Siberian Iris were blooming in my yard Feb 15, with an unusually mild winter, with no snow (yet). Apparently the groundhog has retired.

Tech stuff: 180mm macro lens; 1/640 sec at F/9.0, ISO 400

This round’s discussion is now closed!
4 comments posted

Chan Garrett   Chan Garrett
Nice image. I like your crop from the original. I might even like it more in a square crop that eliminates part of the bottom of the image.   Posted: 03/12/2020 15:22:18
Thanks, Chan. I agree. It is mostly unessential space. Less is more.   Posted: 03/12/2020 15:51:29

Jennifer Marano   Jennifer Marano
I love the vivid color and f/9 aperture worked well to give you a reasonable depth of field. I agree with both of you about the cropping.   Posted: 03/12/2020 17:00:45

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Hi Mike! Nice image, indeed! The vivid color is dramatic.

On another take...let us look back at the original: we can see fallen leaves brown and dry, as the new and colorful Growth break their way through, and above the layers of Winter. Perhaps very delicate cropping (either via original ratio or maybe Square) but keeping a lot of this original Space - it is an interesting narrative - story. :)

Well done, Mike. I love it!   Posted: 03/20/2020 17:37:05