We arrived home last night- so much to do! Laundry, groceries, miscellaneous to-do’s that can only be done from home- and catching up on my photography editing, posting, backing-up, blog visiting, and my still life classes.  I am missing my little Yellowstone munchkins terribly; our 16 hour drive home only reinforced how far apart we are!

I’m posting some photos of new, green aspen leaves I shot on a drive the first week we were there. The snow had finally stopped and Spring arrived at the same time we did! I love the aspens in Fall, and this was the first time I had photographed their leaves in Spring.  These were shot somewhere on Dunraven Pass.


The above photo is textured with two layers of Kim Klassen’s sybil, using color burn blend mode.  The second photo is of the same branch, but I crouched down to get a blown out sky in the background- no textures.



10 responses

  1. So love the blue background against the green of the leaves.

    June 3, 2014 at 4:55 am

  2. Caz

    I love the fresh spring greens, beautiful !

    June 3, 2014 at 5:56 am

  3. I adore aspen leaves! we’re surrounded by them and they truly are stunning any time of year. I love that you caught the translucent quality of them when they are new and fresh!

    June 3, 2014 at 6:42 am

  4. Beautiful captures of Nature, love the fresh green of Spring!

    June 3, 2014 at 10:10 am

  5. Claudia Lowery

    we love Aspens toooo.

    June 3, 2014 at 11:47 am

  6. These are wonderful, Melinda. Love the textured one, beautifully composed.

    June 3, 2014 at 1:09 pm

  7. Beautiful nature photos and nice processing. Have a great week :o)

    June 3, 2014 at 2:02 pm

  8. Aspen are so lovely, aren’t they? Welcome home, though! And yes, the endless picky to-do list when we return from a trip. So glad you enjoyed it, though!

    June 3, 2014 at 4:14 pm

  9. Wonderful. The colors are beautiful. Love the quote. I went to John Muir Jr Hi in Los Angeles.

    June 4, 2014 at 10:45 am

  10. Oh, I love them both! Such wonderful light, and it’s always good to see green.

    June 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm

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