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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

A couple weeks ago my husband had a day off of work.  They have been few and far between these days, and since the weather was absolutely gorgeous that day, we took advantage of the opportunity and took a bike ride together on the trail.  On the way back I noticed this gorgeous tree in front of the elementary school near the bike trail.  I knew I'd have to swing back through later to get some photos and I'm so glad I did.

I came back right before sunset and took these.  Once at home I looked up the kind of tree and discovered it is a Magnolia tree.  Oh, how sweet it smelled!  I want one!  But since allergies will probably prevent us from ever getting one for our own yard, I'll just have to enjoy this one for now.

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I played around with some vintage processing thanks to Rita's steps on The CoffeeShop Blog.  I love running actions because they are quick and easy, but I also want to learn how to do things myself, so I did these all the "hard" way (it wasn't hard at all).  Plus I downloaded the trial version of PSE 10 and haven't loaded any actions into it yet.


Happy Wednesday!

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18 comments:

MG Atwood said...

Love the softness in these florals.

Jaymi said...

oh wow, these are SO pretty! Great focus!

Evelyn S. said...

Absolutely totally glorious images!! (May I ask what lens you used here? I guess I should check out your camera bag. I have the T3i and am so disappointed....but I have kit lenses at the moment, too. Have others picked out to order.)

Lisa said...

I love the processing. How did you do it? I downloaded a bunch of actions too but want to learn how to do it myself before using the actions. I tried it on my photo but the effect you got is much nicer.

Skye said...

beautiful shots! Gorgeous!

Sacha♥ said...

so gorgeous and vintage, i love vintage


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Susan said...

Wow!! So beautiful :)

DaenelT said...

Those are beautiful!

Rainey said...

These are gorgeous, Kim!

augcott said...

Wow!
Those are awesome shots!
Absolutely love the processing!
Well done!
:-D

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Oh. My. Word. These are INCREDIBLE!!!!!! I am sooooooooo wanting one of these trees- just for these amazing blooms. So wish they would survive here.

Elena said...

These photographs are gorgeous. I love your processing!

Laura said...

Kim! These pictures are stunning! When I buy a house I want to blow them up on canvas and hang them on my walls!

lilisview.com said...

Gorgeous. I love them all. =)

Danelle said...

I saw a tree like this the other day and was wondering what is was. I will never have one either, thanks to allergies. But the photos you took are just stunning, and I LOVE the processing. Gorgeous!

lisa said...

My favorite flower, and these photographs are absolutely gorgeous Kimberly!

Holly said...

I love these too. They need to be framed and hung on a wall somewhere. Lovely lovely!

Kamana said...

wow!