We inhabitants of the Northern Hemisphere are all longing for spring by now, right? Well, here is a preview that is actually from last year, taken when spring hadn't officially begun yet, but I just couldn't wait any longer to get it published.
This is Blackthorn that grows spontaneously in the woods area of the countryside where I live. It is pretty common to come across and can be recognized for its snow white blossoms in early spring and for its small, blue fruits between September and October.
I got a crisp capture of this early blossom from a low limb and was mainly concerned with not burning out detail spots in the white petals. Once on the computer, I cropped my photo square, added brightness, and selectively corrected the colours to keep the tones pastel-like and safely away from oversaturation. The most work was done on the cyan blue colour of the sky.
Prugnolo, Pruno selvatico
Épine noire, Prunellier, Buisson noir
Schlehdorn, Schlehendorn, Heckendorn, Schwarzdorn, Deutsche Akazie
Thank you for reading,