Monday, May 14, 2012

Tones on Tuesday #33 5.15.12

It just may be possible for me to resume a regular blogging schedule next week. I am crossing my fingers and toes :o). I cannot tell you how much I miss it! Luckily I have been able to keep Tones on Tuesday going as your pictures never cease to be an inspiration and a delight to me. This week for showcases I noticed after I picked these that there was not only a flower theme, but a soft tones theme as well!

The soft feel of this photo is lovely. The colors work well together and the light coming through the leaves gives a dream like quality. Thank you for sharing Tina!

I love how this photo is all about the amazing details. The soft tones of the black and white play up the details of this interesting perspective. Thank you Raymonde for linking up!

Shiju at Cranium Bolts
Such a serene capture! The colors are beautifully contrasted and I love the bloom in the foreground against the bud in the background. Thank you for sharing Shiju!

Tina, Raymonde and Shiju please go HERE to grab your showcase button.

Now it's your turn to share your photo with altered tones. Here are the guidelines for Tones on Tuesday:
  • The basic idea is to share one photo where you have altered the tones. Such as a black and white, sepia toned, selective coloring or colored photo. Feel free to share the original and edit, or just the edit.
  • Please share a photo that you have taken and edited yourself.
  • One photo per photographer please. If you have more than one photo in your post please indicate which one if for Tones on Tuesday.
  • Please link up with your permalink and not your blog address.
  • Attach the Tones on Tuesday button or a link back here to your post
  • Leave comments for at least 3 other participants, share the love :o)!
  • Have fun!
Disclaimer - By participating you give Scattered Horizons permission to share your photo on this blog. Photographers will be given credit for their work.

To continue the flower theme, this is a picture I took on Mother's Day after we took my mom to breakfast. There was a park across the street with many beautiful flowers, including the state flower of Washington the rhododendron. Tucked back in amongst the flowers was a bright magenta rhododendron that was stunningly lit with just the right amount of sun to be utterly dramatic. I used a new lens hood my brother bought me for my birthday and it added to the dramatic feel by emphasizing the spot light that the sun was creating. In post processing I used most of the basic settings in Lightroom to play up the color and the light. What do you think?

Settings: ISO 200, 55mm, ss1/250, f/5.6 (sunlight wb, lens hood)
Intent: The lighting on the flower
Rhododendron - "A genus of shrubs or small trees, often having handsome evergreen leaves, and remarkable for the beauty of their flowers."

Joining the link ups below. Be sure to check out the beautiful shots and join the Tones on Tuesday link up found further down!
 Sweet Shot Day  Live, Love, Travel     and then, she {snapped} 


  1. thank you sooo much for choosing my magnolia ♥ i´m so surprised because here are so many wonderful pics every week. i´ve put you to my featured-list :)

  2. Oh wow,wow,wow, thank you so much and congratulations to the other showcases. :)

  3. The rhododendron shot is very pretty. I love the rich red color.

  4. All beauties this week! Perfect for May

  5. Love your selections this week, Emily. Spring flowers are unmatched. Love your (azalea?) Very pretty!

  6. I love your flower shot! such a pretty pink!

  7. Love your series of shots! Sorry I been so quiet these last couple weeks, I’ve been really ill (now finally diagnosed with Whooping Cough even though I was immunized) and have had another very rough week.


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