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Sweet May

May 1, 2015

“Sweet May hath come to love us, Flowers, trees, their blossoms don; And through the blue heavens above us The very clouds move on.”  ~ Heinrich Heine

Lilacs are a sign of Spring

Lilacs are a sign of Spring

“Spring is the season of new beginnings.  Fresh buds bloom, animals awaken, and the Earth seems to come to life again.” (

It is hard to believe it is May 1st, “May Day”!  It is once again time for me to renew my efforts to blog more often.  I look forward to sharing my photography experiences with you on a more regular basis.

The above image was captured almost one year ago, May 24, 2014.   I attended the birthday celebration of one of my young great nephews at my brother-in-law’s home on Fonda Lake in Brighton, Michigan.   It was late evening and the color of the lilac bush caught my eye.  I shot the image with my Canon 60D, EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, using a focal length of 70mm.  No tripod was available so it was a handheld shot with the ISO bumped to 6400, exposed at 1/100 sec, f/16.  After a little post processing in Lightroom 5 to add the vignette, I am quite pleased with the end result.  I used the image for the “Month of May” in my 2015 calendar!



One Comment
  1. Nancy permalink

    It is a lovely picture, Linda. Welcome back!

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