2014 SPRING - JANNE JATAWA

WETTEST ONE OF THEM ALL

After one of the coldest winters for decades Mother Nature topped herself by letting it rain and rain and then misting before more rain. I did get to test the questionable weatherproofing of my camera and so far so good.

Back in the day when the dinosaurs still roamed the earth I shot a bit of film, and. I fondly remember Fuji Velvia and Ilford Delta. Although I now use all digital I find myself attempting to process my images to simulate my favorite films. I have been experimenting with film curves on some spring images taken in between rainstorms.


"I hate flowers - I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move."

-Georgia O'Keeffe


LILAC BLOOM

LILAC BLOOM

PURPLE BLOOM

PURPLE BLOOM

MAGENTA BLOOM

MAGENTA BLOOM

PINK BLOOM

PINK BLOOM

WHITE BLOOM

YING YANG BLOOM

YING YANG BLOOM

SPRING FLOOD

SPRING FLOOD

This is a flooded St Croix River after It rained and it rained until where every year there blooms a sea of wildflowers became a mystical swamp.The junior assistants and I was out walking our new puppy - and even though I should know better I brought along my camera and tripod thinking optimistically - how hard can it be to squeeze in a few shots with the kids and puppy.  I saw this gorgeous  light dancing among the tree trunks and set up my tripod on a rickety flooded bridge. I had sent the kids up ahead with Chaco the puppy on a long training lead. As my eyeball  was focusing in the viewfinder the whole system gets airborne as Chaco happily had escaped back to me. The log leash lassoed around my tripod and my legs. Luckily there were no people with iPhones around,  because the next few seconds would surely ended up on youtube. I caught the camera just as my padded southern end landed in the muck. But I got the shot. Lesson learned - puppies and tripods  - absolutely mutually exclusive.

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