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From the University of Wisconsin Arboretum

Postby Charles Haacker » Thu May 18, 2017 3:43 pm

These are from one or more walks in the UW Arboretum in April of 2012. They are all Lightroom reworks of SOOC jpegs from my Nikon P7000.
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Daphne loved everything that grew, but she had a special love for redbud. In the Arboretum there were a bunch of them, including one that was clearly very old. It was huge, a real tree (not a shrub), and it sprouted buds all over. This one was growing right out of the gnarly bark of the trunk.
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The Arboretum had a large collection of Magnificent Magnolias. I was never one to shy away from shooting a brilliant white blossom in full sun. I don' got to show you no steeeenkin' rules! Since I was shooting jpeg I was careful not to overexpose this so I could hold detail in the blinding whites.
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More Magnificent Magnolia...
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Re: From the University of Wisconsin Arboretum

Postby LindaShorey » Fri May 19, 2017 12:59 am

#1 is a fascinating find! Where there's a will...

#2 is expertly done.

#3 I love for all the out of focus blooms filling the background. Really pleasing composition!
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Re: From the University of Wisconsin Arboretum

Postby minniev » Fri May 19, 2017 2:18 am

These are all nice, Chuck, proof again of what can be pulled out of our old files with software we've obtained recently or learned more about. The first is my favorite, because of the contrast between the rough, gray-brown highly textured bark and the smooth, tender and colorful small blossoms.
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Re: From the University of Wisconsin Arboretum

Postby Charles Haacker » Fri May 19, 2017 2:52 pm

LindaShorey wrote:#1 is a fascinating find! Where there's a will...

#2 is expertly done.

#3 I love for all the out of focus blooms filling the background. Really pleasing composition!
Thanks, Linda! Regarding redbud, there were tiny sprouts like that popping out of every crevice in the bark.
minniev wrote:These are all nice, Chuck, proof again of what can be pulled out of our old files with software we've obtained recently or learned more about. The first is my favorite, because of the contrast between the rough, gray-brown highly textured bark and the smooth, tender and colorful small blossoms.
The redbud is my favorite as well! Thanks!
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Re: From the University of Wisconsin Arboretum

Postby St3v3M » Mon May 22, 2017 5:15 am

"Daphne loved everything that grew, but she had a special love for redbud. ..."

This is an amazing writing prompt and I hope you continue it so I can read the rest of the story when you finish it! S-
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