Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

SS 1/60 f 5.6 ISO 400

Post processing: a slight curves adjustment in Photoshop CC.

Signs of Spring was shot in diffused light in between rain showers; – April showers bring May flowers -. I used a shallow depth of field to achieve a more abstract composition. I made the shadowed areas less in focus to give a more quizzical appearance of the flower.

Can you guess what the rain drops fell on? I’ll give you a hint – they are some of the first signs of Spring on the North East Coast and provide much-needed color to dull, early Spring landscapes.

To see this image in black and white visit Monochromia, a black and white photo blog I proudly, yet humbly, contribute to every Thursday.

I’d love to hear which you prefer – the monochromatic image or the color image.

Spring has Sprung…

Spring has Sprung



Spring has Sprung II



“It’s Spring fever…. You don’t quite know what it is you DO want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” – Mark Twain

Do you ever have this feeling when Spring arrives?

2013 Daffodil Series – 09

All glory comes from daring to begin.  – Eugene F. Ware


The Dare To Begin Anew





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“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” Lucille Ball 

Recognition of New Beginnings


Recognition of New Beginnings

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“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein


Imagination, Mystery and New Beginnings


New beginnings, like shadows, are Mysteries.

The heart knows not, what is to come.

The mind knows not, who will be along.

The soul knows not, what emotions will evolve.








The mystery of  a new beginning,

Will be a thrill,

  An exercise of will.

The past creates hesitation,

And so it is with anticipation


The heart will move from shadows

To accept the challenge with determination.

Imagination will drive

The will to begin and thrive.

A new beginning will take root

Away from the shadows of mystery

Which will don no refute.

copyright Robyn Graham

The Mystery of Shadow in Black and White

The Mystery of Shadow in Black and White

The Mystery of Shadow

The Mystery of Shadow

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“Truth is the beginning of every good thing, both in heaven and on earth; and he who would be blessed and happy should be from the first a partaker of truth, for then he can be trusted” – Plato

Truth in the Beginning


Truth in the Beginning

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“There is a woman at the beginning of all great things.” – Alphonse de Lamartine


Daffodils represent new beginnings.  This post goes out to all in need of a new beginning, a renewal of self, a change of heart.

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

New Beginnings in Black and WhiteNew Beginnings in Black and White