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Subject: [Leica] IMG: First almond blossoms
From: amr3 at (Alan Magayne-Roshak)
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 21:45:08 -0600

On Thu, 13 Feb 2020 Adam Bridge <abridge at>wrote:

>A warm and dry February has encouraged the almond tree in the backyard to
come into bloom. These are some of the tree?s first-day efforts.


>I manipulated the image, not terribly heavily, to produce something I like
a bit better.


>I tried removing the out of focus branch to the right of the flowers but
found it took away from the image rather than helping it.

>The original image is from a Fujifilm GFX100 with 250mm lens, hand held.
This is heavily cropped.

>Thanks for looking. Thoughts/feelings/suggestions most welcome.

>Adam Bridge
>Davis, CA
I like the original better.


Alan Magayne-Roshak, Senior Photographer
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Photo Services
UPAA Photographer of the Year 1978
UPAA Master of the Profession 2014
amr3 at

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