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In may I went out in our back yard and got these lovely shots of these apple blossoms on our apple trees.
apple blossoms 7 by Dawna Morton
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An arc of apple blossoms glows in the warm spring sunlight in this elegant focal black and white photo.
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apple blossoms 8 by Dawna Morton
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A sprig of apple blossoms, growing on moss and lichen covered branches, glows in the warm spring sunlight in this elegant focal black and white photo.

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apple blossoms 9 by Dawna Morton
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A sprig of apple blossoms, growing on moss and lichen covered branches bask cheerily in the sun in front of a somber, dark background.

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apple blossoms 10 by Dawna Morton
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A sprig of delicate pink apple blossoms bloom in the spring sunlight in this focal black and white photograph.

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apple blossoms 11 by Dawna Morton
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A sprig of apple blossoms bloom in the spring sunlight on moss and lichen covered branches in this focal mint green and lavender tinted photograph.

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apple blossoms 12 by Dawna Morton
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A sprig of apple blossoms bloom in the spring sunlight on moss and lichen covered branches in this focal mint green and lavender tinted photograph.

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Here is the last installment of apple blossom pictures I took this spring. For some reason these first two seem to have a bit of an oriental flair, but maybe that’s just me. It’s just something about the foremost of the apple blossoms–perhaps the shape in combination with the glowing light.

apple blossoms #4 by Dawna Morton
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Glowing translucently in the sun, white apple blossoms stretch upwards towards the sky in front of a dark forest background. On either side of the sprig of blossoms, pale green leaves with golden veins, spread transparent in the sun, tilting like the gossamer wings of a bird circling majestically in the warm spring air.

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apple blossoms #4, sepia by Dawna Morton
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In this sepia colored photograph, glowing apple blossoms stretch upwards towards the sky in front of a dark forest background. On either side of the sprig of blossoms, pale leaves with golden veins, spread transparent in the sun, tilting like the gossamer wings of a bird circling majestically in the warm spring air.

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apple blossoms #5 by Dawna Morton
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In this dreamy photograph a sprig of pink apple blossoms appears to sit at the edge of a reflective pool of water surrounded by radiantly glowing spring sunlight.

This is by far my favorite out of my apple blossom photos. I love the brilliant light that fills it, the delicate pink of the blossoms, and the overall peacefulness and tranquility of it as a whole.

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apple blossoms #6 by Dawna Morton
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In this dreamy focal black and white photo of white apple blossoms, one sprig of glowing flowers stands out against a dark background filled with an array of delicate, softly focused, almost abstracted flowers and foliage.

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bird house in the apple tree by Dawna Morton
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Flooded with an ethereal light, this beautiful Pacific Northwest forest scene sets a perfect backdrop for this rustic little wooden birdhouse. Hanging from a lichen covered branch in front of some glowing apple blossoms, it beacons becomingly for a little birdie to make a springtime home.

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Here are some more pictures I took back in April of the apple blossoms on our trees. I love the effects I was able to create using some of the tools in picassa. The abstract shapes of the light in the forest in behind this sprig of flowers helped make these truly spectacular. I hope you all enjoy these too:

apple blossoms #3 by Dawna Morton
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Photo of a sprig of pink-tinged white apple blossoms, sparkling with raindrops in the sun against a dark forest background.

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apple blossoms #3, blue tint by Dawna Morton
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This elegant, blue-tinted photo creates an atmosphere of moonlight as apple blossoms glow in the light against a dark forest background. Patterns of light and dark in the forest create an effect like a splash of luminescent water in mid-air.

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apple blossoms #3, pink tinted by Dawna Morton
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A pink tint adds a dramatic flair to this elegant photo of white apple blossoms, making the light in the dark forest background appear like a splash of luminescent water in mid-air, or like firelight dancing on the crystal inside a geode.

I like to use the graduated tint feature to add tints to just part of a photo– rather than just sticking to using it solely for skies.

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apple blossoms #3, bronze splash by Dawna Morton
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Like sepia, only warmer and more vibrant, this bronze tinted photo of white apple blossoms against a dark forest background which appears to be filled with an amber light like a splash of luminescent water in mid-air, or like firelight dancing on crystals inside a geode.

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apple blossoms #3, focal black and white by Dawna Morton
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In this focal black and white photo of white apple blossoms, patterns on light in the dark forest background create a feeling of energy surrounding these glowing white flowers covered in raindrops and sparkling in the sun.

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apple blossoms #3, black and white by Dawna Morton
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In this black and white photo of white apple blossoms, patterns on light in the dark forest background create a feeling of energy surrounding these glowing white flowers covered in raindrops and sparkling in the sun.

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All through April I was keeping an eye on the budding apple trees in the back yard, waiting for them to blossom. Then the day came when they were in bloom and the sun was out in all its spring glory.  Here are the pictures, after having some fun tweaking them on the computer:

apple blossoms #1 by Dawna Morton
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Bright, cheerful apple blossoms in the foreground of this photo are juxtaposed against an impressionistic dark, moody background.

I love the dreamy, moody, almost surreal, impressionistic feel achieved in this by using a graduated tint as well as several other editing tools

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apple blossoms #2 by Dawna Morton
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A sprig of white apple blossoms and a sprig of pink tinged apple blossoms glow radiantly in the sun against a dark green forest background.

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.apple blossoms #2, focal black and white by Dawna Morton
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Focal black and white photo of two sprigs of white apple blossoms glowing radiantly in the sun against a dark green forest background

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apple blossoms #2, black and white by Dawna Morton
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Black and white photo of two sprigs of white apple blossoms glowing radiantly in the sun against a dark forest background.

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apple blossoms #2, sepia by Dawna Morton
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Sepia photo of two sprigs of white apple blossoms glowing radiantly in the sun against a dark forest background.

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Last night I went to a really great women’s meeting at my church. It was to celebrate the birthday of Relief Society which was organized in 1842.

One of the activities was to paint a 5×5 canvas. The teacher had prepared a demonstration on how to paint a lemon with “When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade”on it. Some of us decided to paint something else. Since one of the ladies asked me how to paint an apple, I decided I would paint one too and try to talk her through it. I don’t think I do a good job of explaining and painting at the same time because she gave up and went to a different activity.

Anyway I think It turned out pretty well so I thought I’d post it here. The canvas was already primed, so I started out with a coat of purple paint. Purple is one of my favorite colors, and I also thought it would complement the apple’s red color nicely. Next I added a red apple shape and began adding the highlights and shadows. It needed to dry for awhile before I could go any further with the apple so I laid in the green foreground–being careful to let some of the purple underpainting show through.

Next I added the white apple blossoms and put in a little light yellow highlights and some purple shadows.Adding the branch and apple stem next. It was to wet to do any fine tuning on the blossoms, So I went back to work on the apple deepening the shadows and brightening some of the highlights. Adding the shadows beneath the apple and blossoms was next, using a mixture of purple and a touch of black. Normally I would just use a bluer shade of purple but I did not have a dark enough blue available for that. Then It was time to dry brush the final highlights and shadows on the apple and retouch the blossoms. The background needed a bit more life and brightened up a bit. Adding a light behind the apple and fading it out really made the apple “pop.” At first I put too much yellow in it, so I lifted it out with a damp napkin and reapplied a lighter shade, and then dabbed it again to create a slightly mottled effect. Before signing it I added a few touches of red around the edges and softened it with the napkin as well.

I did get frustrated with it at times because acrylic is not a medium I use frequently and I also did not have my good brushes with me. working with larger brushes is a good learning experience though. It is a good idea to try new things an push outside of our comfort zones. You might just like the results ( when frustrated I find it helpful to get up and walk around the room and come back to it a few minutes later with fresh eyes.) I think I’ll try this exercise again . It’s fairly inexpensive since canvases this size can be found in the dollar section at Michael’s 🙂

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