My take on the dogwood

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Laura Beth (Our 8 year old) and I had a great time today and last evening. We met some very nice folks in person, and have to compliment Leigh and Patrick for getting together a wonderful event.

I did not get a lot of shots, today, but I like this:

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and with Mike Finn's Oil Painting action in Photoshop:

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Really beautiful, Joe!

It was such a pleasure meeting you and Laura Beth. Ben was very smitten with her (on our way home after the Garden he asked if she was coming with us). He was very sad when I said she'd already gone home w/her daddy. He did perk up with I told him that we'd have you over for a swim this summer, though.:smile:
 
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Thanks, Mason.

I was at a loss for what to do, so just took in the whole scene. I had little hope for colors and contrast due to the clouds, but I think it came out well.
 
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Leigh, Laura Beth had

a great time with your boys. She though she might have a couple brothers to take home with her! She would love to come for a swim and we'll get with you later on that.
 
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Joe that is a beautiful composition and rendering
Both
I perfer the original though
 
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Thank you, Gale.

I like them both, but tend to agree that the original is better. I don't normally fool with actions like the oil painting action, but though I'd give it a whirl.

I appreciate the comments.
 
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Joe,

We will probably see quite a few shots of the old dogwood, but I doubt that we will see any better than these. I love your composition. Just beautiful.
 

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Super Joe,

I have a similar shot from the same point, and plan to take out the one sign too! (there was a sign to the left of the tree right in the way.

Cheers, and super meeting you and your daughter Laurabeth.
 
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Thank you, Terri.

I am glad that I could send a bit of spring your way. Until early this morning, it was bone dry, and dusty here. It sounded like we got several inches of rain, so the plants should flourish.
 
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Wade, you must have made

Super Joe,

I have a similar shot from teh same point, and plan to take out the one sign too! (there was a sign to the left of the tree right in the way.

Cheers, and super meeting you and your daughter Laurabeth.
good time getting home, judging by how soon you began posting! Thanks for commenting. Laura Beth has been enjoying every moment of this weekend.
 
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Hi, Dianne.

We are having a good time, and maybe you will be able to come to one of these gatherings. Patrick and Leigh are excellent hosts and I applaud all their work in putting this together.
 
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