As I noted in the post yesterday, this tree is likely to have many pictures taken of it. This is true not only because of its lovely blossoms but also because of its shape. I think you will agree that it is pretty amazing.
Having been pretentious enough to name my house, I am not going to name every blessed thing in and around it, but I do think this tree deserves one. I am thinking Queen followed by something, because she looks rather queenly to me. I will let you know if I come up with anything.
The Direct Positive preset is an interesting one. It brings up the black values and dramatically increases the saturation levels of blue, aqua, purple and a little in green and yellow. I almost always tone the effect way down, but it can make for some intense, striking images.
This statue of Joseph holding Jesus’ hand was very moving to me. Getting the least attention of the Holy Family, he still seems to me such a noble figure who faithfully did what he was called to do. It is pleasant to think of him teaching the boy Jesus the craft of carpentry and taking care of him. There is a rather wonderful portrayal of him in Danny Boyle’s fanciful, gem of a movie Millions, by the way.