Mary Presson Roberts Photography

Spring Green

“For still  there are so many things that I have never seen:  in every wood in every spring there is a different green.”

-J.R.R. Tolkien

Spring is a time when the world is bursting forth with the color green.  When I first began my journey with photography, I heard people referring to spring greens.  The greens of early spring are, indeed, different from the greens found in nature at other times of the year.

Recently I created a presentation for a workshop group.  In part of that presentation, I focused on colors and associations people have with specific colors.  As often happens, I learned something about myself and my photography while creating the presentation.

I discovered that in the past year, I have been photographing the color green much more frequently than in past years.  It made sense to me when I saw that green is associated with new beginnings.  This year has undoubtedly been a year of new beginnings for me.  This has been the first year I have devoted full-time to photography and being a photography instructor.  It has been an incredible journey so far.

Last week, I had the opportunity to do some personal photography at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  It didn’t surprise me to find that my favorite images contained the color green.

I love photographing in bright sunlight.  Oftentimes, my subject will simply find me.  That was the case as I saw this fern rising above all of the others.

I fell in love with this scene when I walked over to the area where the carnivorous plants can be found.  The combination of colors and shapes simply took my breath away.

The highlight of my trip was visiting the recently opened Darnall W. And Susan F. Boyd Aquarium Reptile Conservation Center.  There were sights that amazed me at every turn.

This week, when you are out and about, I hope you will have the chance to appreciate some spring greens.

It is thrilling to be able to visit the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens so frequently.  My frequent trips to photograph at the zoo began while completing one of my personal projects that I titled, Caged.

I am passionate about personal photography projects.  I would love it if you would consider joining me for an online workshop scheduled for June exploring personal projects.  You can find more information about that experience here.

Additionally, two of my private clients are working with me on their personal projects.  I also have clients working on foundational photography skills and post-processing using Adobe® Photoshop™.

Please let me know how I can help you take the next steps along your creative path.

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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