Monday, March 26, 2012

Moving Pictures, Pink, and Texture

I was out in the rain Saturday taking photos, and was inspired on the spur of the moment to take my moving picture for Moving Pictures Monday over at georgia b's blog. There is a beautiful pink blossoming tree at the cemetery, and I was trying to get a picture of it through the rainy window, when a couple walked down the path that led to the tree. I was waiting for them to walk out of my view, but then decided they would make a great subject for my moving picture. I just wish I'd thought of it a few frames earlier. This is the tree I was trying to capture, I wanted to see what it would look like if I got a shot of it throught the rainy window.

Here is the couple that inspired my moving picture...the song lyrics, "Walking through the rain with the one I love..." ran through my mind as I was making this : )

(For Elements users, here is a quick tutorial on how to make a moving picture/gif...My Heart Art by Geri...it is a lot of fun, you really should give it a try!)

It's a little shaky, but I wasn't expecting to take it so that's the best I could do.

I couldn't show that lovely tree without showing some close-ups of the beautiful blossoms. The theme over at Texture Tuesday this week is pink, so I figure I'd do a twofer with this post : ) I haven't posted in such a long time.


On this first picture, I used the Kim Klassen textures: Happy Heart, Grunged Up, Redtablet, and Parchment. I also used a Rad Lab stylet, but I can't remember which one :-/



On the two pictures above I used the textures Happy Heart and Grunged Up.


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22 comments:

  1. all of your photos are amazingly beautiful, but I love love love the first shot in your "movie" - the one with the big umbrellas. Love.

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  2. Oh, I love these! They're all so pretty. Those blossoms look like the ones on my crab apple tree :)

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  3. I like your blossom treatment exceedingly well.

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  4. Beautiful! Really nice editing in the blossom shots.

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  5. Lovely photos and processing. Very inspiring with the rain and the moving umbrellas! The pinks are fabulous.

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  6. Lovely capture and processing! :) Happy spring!

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  7. Love the blossom, beautiful :)

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  8. So lovely - your moving photo is amazing!

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  9. Love that last shot! Fantastic!!!

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  10. These are so filled with spring love.

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  11. wow! lovely flowers and great shots too!

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  12. The blossoms pictures are fantastic, so beautiful.

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  13. oh, cathy! i adore all of this. from the bokeh and the pink blossoms in the first photo, to the moving out-of-focus umbrellas so wonderfully diffused by the rain drops, to the gorgeous color and texture in your blossom close-ups... all just so magical and beautiful! what a lovely spring post.

    thanks so much for making it a part of moving picture monday! looks like the participation is tapering off... sadly. that's the opposite of what i hoped would happen... i hoped more and more people would join in. so i really appreciate you joining this week! i don't think it seems shaky either...i think that movement sort of adds to the whole effect of it!

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  14. The crab tree blossoms in Spring are always a delight and yours are stunning. And what a fun little moving pic!! Glad to see you back!

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  15. Pink is my favourite color and I'm so excited to study all these wonderful pink pictures :) All of your pics are truly beautiful ♥

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  16. love the moving pictures. I like that it's through a window with raindrops, sort of romantic.

    visiting from georgia’s moving pictures. hope you have a sweet day.

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  17. Very dreamy re: the moving pic one. And the others are gorgeous, as well. Great twofer.

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  18. Hi Cathy - Love the mood of your rainy day moving pictures! Thanks for the mention =) I just started following your blog - you've built a lovely spot for yourself here! I really like your header too ♥

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  19. I love all of these! The rainy images are wonderful, and I love your "pink" images, too. And now I'm off to check out the moving pictures link!

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  20. The first one I like very much. It's a good harmony with KK's texture.

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  21. Love love love your moving picture. So pretty! And the flowers are just beautiful. Nice work!!

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