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Writing with Light

Spring in the Public Gardens

One of my favorite activities in Boston was strolling through Boston Common and the Public Gardens. It was beautiful day and people were out strolling with their kids, walking their dogs and taking pictures of the cherry blossoms. I ran this image through OnOne Perfect Effects to give it a bit of an ethereal and vintage feel.

I’ve also had an opportunity to test the bet version of Topaz Labs newest plug in Topaz Clarity and I’m really liking it so far. I used it to process another park image which I posted to my Facebook page yesterday. You can have a look at it here.

Next week is shaping up to be a busy one on the blog. I’ll have a full review of Topaz Clarity as well as a new Craft & Vision ebook release that I’ll be reviewing and I think you’ll really like this one.

Click on the image to enlarge (the detail is really much better) or to Purchase a Print.

Boston Common, public gardens, park, spring, cherry blossoms

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29 responses

  1. Len

    Beautiful springtime image Edith. Have a great weekend

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    May 17, 2013 at 7:27 am

  2. Truly the “picture” of spring, Edith.
    This is wonderful.
    Wishing you a fantastic weekend!

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    May 17, 2013 at 7:30 am

  3. Jackie

    Fantastic captures! I’m looking forward to the reviews. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 😀

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    May 17, 2013 at 10:04 am

  4. Love the shot, Edith!

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    May 17, 2013 at 12:32 pm

  5. Beautiful blossom, Edith. I’ve not heard of Topaz Clarity – I’ll look forward to seeing your report on it.

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    May 17, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    • Thanks Andy. They haven’t released Topaz Clarity yet. It’s being launched next week.

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      May 17, 2013 at 11:01 pm

  6. This was one of my favorite places to visit too…but I surely wasn’t able to see it in the spring…how beautiful!!!

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    May 17, 2013 at 5:23 pm

  7. beautiful vignette shot…

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    May 17, 2013 at 9:44 pm

  8. 1annecasey

    This is beautiful – like a French impressionist painting.

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    May 18, 2013 at 3:50 am

  9. A beautifully captured and processed spring image. I like both the vintage colours and the use of blurred vignetting.

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    May 18, 2013 at 8:44 am

  10. Very nice Edith! The blurred vignette is a nice touch.

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    May 19, 2013 at 7:01 am

  11. Great shot and processing Edith.

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    May 20, 2013 at 5:52 am

  12. Sweet shot, Edith. I like that blur effect on this.

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    May 20, 2013 at 7:48 am

  13. Wow! That’s great! Is it blurred vignetting what you did (as somebody said in the comments) or something else. Love the scene…

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    May 20, 2013 at 2:50 pm

  14. Excellent. Have you blurred it in photoshop or while shooting itself.

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    May 31, 2013 at 5:19 am

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