“The world was not wheeling anymore. It was just very clear and bright and inclined to blur at the edges.”
― Ernest Hemingway

Many things are unrecognizable today.  My job as a first grade teacher has completely changed in location and delivery.  I have spent more time at home in the past month than I have in years!  As I work to make sense of this new normal, there are things that remain the same.

Photography as a way to interpret the world around me remains the same.  Spring has arrived and continues to display its grand beauty whether or not people are in a mental  place to truly enjoy it.

After attending the annual meeting of Carolinas’ Nature Photographers Association at the beginning of March (although that seems like a lifetime ago in many ways), my approach to photographing spring changed in some ways.  I took more images using artistic blur after attending Tony Sweet’s presentation, Creative In-Camera Effects.

Garden Path

Garden Path

 

Tree of Snow

Tree of Snow

 

Spring Greens

Spring Greens

 

In the Median

In the Median

 

Wonderful Wisteria

Wonderful Wisteria

Although the spring of 2020 may go by in a blur, make sure you take time to appreciate the beauty that surrounds you!

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Mary Presson Roberts
Mary Presson Roberts

I am a travel and fine art photographer living and working in the Carolinas. My camera has taken me to places I never would have experienced and to people I never would have met. Photography has truly changed my life! Using my blog, I hope to share the joys of both travel and photography.

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    I just joined a ICM group on FB. Love Tree of Snow. We haven’t had much rain in the South. Enjoyed seeing yours.

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thanks, so much, Renee! I will look forward to seeing your ICM images!

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    These are beautiful! I especially like Tree of Snow and In the Median.

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thanks, so much, Lorraine! I am enjoying seeing your images of Vicki!

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    These are beautiful as usual Mary. I love the branching pattern and pink blossoms in In the Median!

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thanks, so much, David! In the Median was my favorite, as well. Stay safe!

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    Hi MP-its been a while! Love your Impressionistic creations! I think Tony is somehow related to Claude Monet-he and Charlie Needle are pretty much awesome instructors in camera movement-you have captured the essence of camera impressionism! Beautiful work. Stay safe & hopefully it won’t be too long and you will be back in the classroom. As always, Thank you for sharing your creativity.

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      It is so great to hear from you, Ron! I hope you and your family are well! Thanks for your very kind words!

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