Memories - Project 52 Week 16

Each time I take a photograph, it imprints the memory of that moment - that precious moment - in my heart.

Each time I take a photograph, it imprints the memory of that moment - that precious moment - in my heart.
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Winner in Tulips ONLY Photo Challenge
Absolute Masterpiece
Miinaka jlappen b2bjacks efimbirenbaum pietnel MarciPotts carolt55 +7
Outstanding Creativity
jdmarks64 Eddieuuu071 michaelfmoore wendyroske_9600 FlowerGlow lhartney rmr731 +7
Peer Award
ChrisBee453 KarenKhawand roximax Gita leeryde tinoskiee NjPhotoGirl121 +7
Superior Skill
EIMANTAS leckie45 tomwillis erickgarza AnneDphotography gymmybob Kazza60
All Star
loveMustangs Bobwhite mihrt estercastillo08
Top Choice
ro108 Bazz Flosno gabriel_parsons_3363
Superb Composition
rachelhelenhudson Bruz Kaceoo harrielise
nina050 trainwoman

Top Ranks

Post Editing Magic Photo ContestTop 30 rank
Post Editing Magic Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Spring Photo Contest 2017Top 10 rank
Spring Photo Contest 2017Top 10 rank week 1


26 Comments | Report
sweetpea72 April 13, 2016
Wow, Kathy... This is gorgeous.. Love your words!! ت
trainwoman Platinum
trainwoman April 14, 2016
You are one creative woman.....gorgeous edit and words.
pegleg Platinum
pegleg April 14, 2016
very cool
NanaSue54 April 15, 2016
nina050 April 16, 2016
This is just amazing and so creative! Wow........love it.
chrisjarvis April 17, 2016
very nice edit :)
mihrt PRO+
mihrt April 18, 2016
another beautiful creative composition!!! So lovely!
Kazza60 April 18, 2016
loving your edits Kathy .. another beauty !!
Flosno April 20, 2016
Another lovely memory for week 16
Bazz PRO+
Bazz April 21, 2016
Lovely and very creative! Well done!
rmr731 Platinum
rmr731 April 22, 2016
Love your creativity! This is gorgeous too!
AnneDphotography April 23, 2016
wow wow wow, breathtaking !
chuckrickman May 01, 2016
Genius is all I can say.
carolt55 May 06, 2016
So So Beautiful , your words fit this grand image!
adavies April 09, 2017
Beautiful! Awesome edit....this is so cool! Love it! :)
Bazz PRO+
Bazz May 12, 2017
Lovely and very creative! Thank you for joining my "Tulips" challenge! Good Luck!
sweetpea72 June 24, 2017
Congrats, Mom xoxo
AnneDphotography June 24, 2017
absolutely perfect,, congrats Kathy !
JDLifeshots June 24, 2017
Beautiful job! Congrats.
Bobwhite PRO+
Bobwhite June 24, 2017
Beautiful image and congratulations for your win in the Tulips only challenge
Bazz PRO+
Bazz June 24, 2017
Congratulations on being the Grand Winner in my "Tulip" challenge! Well done and well deserved. So happy for you!
trainwoman Platinum
trainwoman June 24, 2017
Grand winner in shallow depth challenge.... congratulations
leckie45 Platinum
leckie45 June 24, 2017
Congratulations on your win in the "Tulips ONLY" Photo Challenge Kathy ... a well deserved win my Friend ... :)
TPOO June 24, 2017
Congratulations Kathy :)
NatureLoverJJWal PRO+
NatureLoverJJWal June 26, 2017
This is so beautiful. Congratulations on your award!
karensommerslohre PRO+
karensommerslohre June 30, 2017
Beautiful sentiment~great photo!
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Behind The Lens

This tulip was growing among many at our Botanic Gardens. I wanted to isolate this particular flower and have a shallow dof.
I was at the Gardens all day and took this shot mid-morning on a sunny day.
The light was typical for the time of day. I did use a polarizer filter.
I was using my Nikon d5300 camera with a Nikon 55-200mm lens. I don't carry a tripod at the gardens.
I love flowers - their shapes, colors and patterns. The gracefulness of tulips has always appealed to me. They are one of my favorite flowers to photograph.
I used Photoshop for the edit. I had another shot of Bradford tree blossoms just beginning to open that had the same shape as tulips. I turned the shot into a pattern and edited it into my tulip image. I also used a texture layer in saturation blending mode to set a different mood that fit the title "Memories."
In my camera bag
I carry my Nikon d5300 camera and an assortment of lenses. Most of the time I have my Nikon 55-300mm on the camera but also have my kit lenses, a Sigma 18-250 macro, Nikon 16-85mm. All have polarizer filters and ND filters. I always have extra cards and microfiber cloths.
Botanical gardens are a great place to take photos of a variety of flowers. In the Spring I spend as much time as possible getting shots of flowering trees and spring flowers like tulips. If you have a botanical garden near you, it's a great source for spring and summer flower shots, as well as butterflies. I have a yearly membership at ours and go as often as I can. The more photos you have to work with, the better. I am so often surprised by what images work together in ways I would not have imagined when I took the shots. My advice is shoot a lot! It's my favorite thing to do!

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