It gives me great pleasure to share some of my favorite images celebrating the winter season. As with the previous posts featuring the seasons, these pictures are also taken with either a Lensbaby lens or optic allowing me to create in camera with my eye to the viewfinder a world of fun via artistic blur of just a magical digital scene.
Some folks may wonder why there are flowers, new growth, and hints of fall colors in a post focusing on winter weather. Northern California, as most of the west coast states are in year 4 of a drought. We were fortunate to see some rain and snow in the mountains late in 2015, but 2016 has been very dry. Hopefully, spring will be another season with rain, so we can make a dent in the drought.
My family is in southern California and I have been spending time with my Mother who just turned 92 on February 27 and is recovering from a broken hip. Many of the uncharacteristic winter scenes with spring like qualities are taken here, near Los Angeles.
It isn’t easy to decide upon my favorites, as they tend to change! However, here are a view I selected to share. Favorites, of the moment.
My current “go-to” Lensbaby products are: Velvet 56, Sweet 50 optic, and an old favorite, the Muse. It was not until I pulled these pictures into my post that I saw my name DrMarm and either 2015 or 2016 on every one. Rookie mistake, I just need to get back to writing more posts and remembering what I should do with my images. Forgive the name, but at least you will know whether it was taken in 2015 or 2016. <grin>
American River, Velvet 56
Green Trail, Velvet 56
Rocky Road, Velvet 56
Jessie Girl, Velvet 56
Bee Headstand, Velvet 56
Elm Sunset, Velvet 56
Bright Buds & Blooms, Velvet 56
Blowin in the Wind, Velvet 56
Sun Fun, Sweet 50
Muse Fun, Muse with Creative Aperture
Window Dressing, Muse with Creative Aperture
Going Up, Muse with Creative Aperture
The Wish Tree, Muse with Creative Aperture
Lensbaby Shed Visit, Sweet 50
Camp Mountain Meadows, Sweet 50
Driving By, Sweet 50
Golden Hour, Sweet 50
Foggy Frost, Velvet 56
Frozen Reflections, Velvet 56
Left Alone, Sweet 50
Looking At Life, Sweet 50
All That Glitters, Sweet 50
Intrigued Jessie, Sweet 50
Hazy Blues, Sweet 50
And if I could only pick one picture, it would be this last image! Of course, that just means I haven’t taken a new favorite…today. <grin–and grabs her Nikon & Lensbaby>
Tulip Dance, Velvet 56
To continue enjoying “Our Winter with Lensbaby” images, be sure to connect with Pauline Putt. A continued inspiration to me, I am happy to send you her way: http://oaktreeshutterbug.squarespace.com/oaktreeshutterbug/2016/2/28/our-winter-with-lensbaby I will continue to enjoy Pauline’s magical talents with her daily mobile Lensbaby lens images.