More spring bits. Have a great weekend, everyone!
Maximillian Cohen: “9:13, Personal note: When I was a little kid my mother told me not to stare into the sun. So once when I was six I did. The doctors didn’t know if my eyes would ever heal. I was terrified, alone in that darkness. Slowly, daylight crept in through the bandages, and I could see.”
– Sean Gullette – Pi
About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone
Thank you so very much!
A lovely warm and soothing image, Robert.
By the way, I’m really struggling with my new phone. Just as well my teenage nephews understand how these things work!
Thank you very much, S.E!
I can relate – I’ve never been a big ‘hardware / tech’ person, either. There are a few programs I’ve gotten used to because I use (or used – past tense – thanks to my ‘computer’) them all the time, but that’s about it. And it took me a lot of experimenting to get to that point. Anyway, I know you’ll get there, S.E… it’s just a matter of time (and frustration).
I don’t mind the time, it’s the frustration. 🙂
Are you going to be able to replace or repair your computer?
I don’t know, S.E…
at some point, hopefully… but I’m afraid it might not be for a while…
I hope you can Robert, I’m sure you must miss it. x
I have to say, S.E… this has made me admire your talents all the more! The things you are able to do armed with only a camera-phone… incredible! 🙂
I feel like such a brat for even mentioning it… I’m just bad with forced change. I get used to working in a certain way (and then if I’m no longer able to do that… it REALLY messes with me)…
My new phone and I don’t see eye to eye yet. I’m still using my old one and I don’t like this change at all. Yet. I hope it’s “yet”.
I completely understand why you’re not happy about the behaviour of your computer!
I hear you, S.E! It messes with me a bit for non-photo stuff, too! I used Photoshop all the time to do digital ‘sketching’ for painting layouts, etc. too. And for documenting artwork, too – I’ve very nearly finished my next painting (and I was planning on sharing it on my blog… BUT… I don’t know. I’m hoping I can get / keep my computer running long enough to get it photographed / processed, but I don’t know if that is going to happen)…
This is just brilliant, Robert! 😀
I wish you have a nice weekend as well.
Aw, thanks, Cristina!
I hope you have a good one, too!
Excellent SIG. I really like the muted colours.
Many thanks, Astra! I appreciate that, sir!
I love this shot, Sig! It’s sending me out the door today to enjoy the Spring!
You have a great weekend! 🙂
Fantastic! It’s finally been warming up here, too – although were in the middle of thunderstorms today… I guess if I’m tempted to go outside I’ll have to remember my umbrella!
Magnificent Robert! Fabulous light! Pretty bud. You have a wonderful weekend too! Robyn
How very kind of you to say, Robyn! Thank you!
And thank you again! Wishing you the very same!
This one stands out well against that backdrop,
especially as the colourful highlights are the main
focus of the photograph 🙂 Nicely achieved SIG 🙂
Thank you very much, sir! 🙂
My computer’s lack-o-functioning has me attempting to do a bit more with my phone’s camera (which is very nice to have, but I sure have been missing my DSLR / Photoshop)! 😦
I had a wicked Arcsoft photo-thingy on my XP ages ago but since getting W7 I haven’t had a decent photo enhancing programme installed and I really could do with something, especially with my whacky artistry 😦 lmao BTW I think that you do excellently my great friend 🙂
I was still running XP while my computer was still running, but… yeah… they’re both still taking a nap, I guess. 😦
Thank you very much for the encouragement, Andro… I sincerely appreciate your kindness, sir! 🙂
This one really warms you up.
Now if we could just get spring to be less “bits” and more “bluster”.
Aw, thank you! Absolutely! Seconded! Emphatically! 🙂
Yay, spring is making it’s way over to you. This is a beauty. It made me smile. Thanks, Robert.
I can’t tell you how happy I am to see a few signs of aping, Amy! Winter was getting OLD! And I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you so much! 🙂
Leave it to you, SIG, to take such a beautiful photo with your phone. My phone photos are all dark and blurry.
Keep the spring pics coming!
I seriously doubt that Ms. C! I’ve found that if I can set my phone down somehow and take about fifty photos one or two are only kinda blurry. 🙂
I love the colors in this – spring blooming through your lens 🙂
I’m so happy to hear that, sir… thank you very much! It seemed like it was about time for spring to be blooming somewhere! 🙂
Love the golden color of the sun peeking through…promise of spring…nice photo!! I was looking at the quote: never tell a kid not to do something 🙂
Why thank you, Mary! Ha! Absolutely… ‘don’t do that’ seems to sound a bit more like a double-dare in translation. 🙂
Isn’t that like a kid to have to try what they’ve been told not to do? From the looks of your photo, there may be life in your area yet! Have a great weekend!
Hahaha… not the sort of thing I would have done, of course! Fingers crossed… 🙂
Beautiful colour & tone. 🙂
Thank you so very much, sir! 🙂
Very nice image. Feels nice and warm, which we could use about now.
Thank you very much, sir! I was thinking some anti-winter might be nice! 🙂
Ah, the spring really comes out in this one, lovely! Isn’t it great to have some warmer weather finally?
By the way, I love that movie!
Why, thank you, Ms. F! Very much! Absolutely! I shouldn’t complain because I suspect it was much warmer here / for me, but it really did seem like this winter was never going to end! I’m so happy to hear you liked the movie, too! Usually I get more comments related to those quotes – I was starting to wonder if anyone else had seen (and / or liked) Pi!
Wow, what a burst, magnificent and subtle! You enjoy your week-end SiG!
Thank you so very much for your kind words, Ms. K!
I hope you had a fantastic weekend!
It looks nostalgic. I remembered my childhood somehow. 🙂
That is very nice to hear! Sometimes I think photographs with soft focus can be ‘dreamlike’… they sometimes feel almost like a memory to me, too!
Spring has sprung! Thanks SIG, and have a great weekend yourself.
And not a minute too soon, I say!
Thank you very, very much Peg! I hope you had a great one!
Gorgeous. I’m not sure that I knew a photo could feel warm and cold at the same time. I saw a similarly perfect bloom this weekend and was armed with only my iPhone. There’s just no excuse not to staple my DSLR to my side.
I’m very happy to hear you liked this one, U.M! Thank you! 🙂
Yeah – you’ve probably noticed I’ve gone almost exclusively to my camera-phone at this point (my non-functional computer makes it tricky to transfer / edit stuff from my DSLR)… I hope you don’t get too annoyed with me for the lack-o-variety and such…
Back Lit Bloom sounds like a Red Hot Chili Peppers Song
Ha! Rock-on, B!
Thank you so very much, Karen!
Ah, the light(s)! Just beautiful.
I was so happy to see that sunshine… it feels like it has been a very long winter!
Thank you very much!
oh yes! definitely spring. bring it on!! 🙂
I don’t know why but I can’t help but thinking “Backlit Bloom” to the Postman Pat tune
Hahaha… I’d never heard this before, Tony (but now it’s going to be stuck in my head for days)…
It’s a British children’s cartoon series that we get here too. Sing along now!!! Postman Pat, Postman Pat, Postman Pat & his black & white cat…
(Due to lack of… um… ‘proper range’ I’ve limited myself to doing the cat parts…)
Nice shot Robert. Looks like a cool sun catcher
Thanks, J.B! I hope it keeps catching some… it sure seems like it was a long winter!
Good to see you getting outdoors and put your talent to work out there!! 🙂
Hahaha… my yearly outing…