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Early spring blossoms have always been my first signs that winter may be coming to an end. Over the years they seem to be appearing earlier and earlier, despite the bitter cold this year, they arrived nice and early once again.

Shot in the gardens of Rippon Lea Estate, Melbourne, Australia, while out with Andrew on a shoot.

Canon 50D
18 – 55, 58mm
Kodak Duaflex IV Viewfinder
Home Made Darkbox

To see how I created this image, see here


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Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

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  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Well….maybe we’re gonna pull through the Winter after all….lovely work Parmi!

  • Haha, certainly hope we are mate! Thanks so much Rosie :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Rose Gallik
    Rose Gallikover 4 years ago

    Wonderful Capture – Yours are blooming and mine are falling. Opposite season pretty cool.

  • Thanks so much Rose! Isn’t it incredible how we sit on two opposite sides of the earth like this :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture love the aqua sky behind, so spring is just around the corner for you we are tumbling into Autumn and hopefully a gentler winter. I cannot wait to see what you capture over the weekend with your new toy : )

  • Thank you very much Karen! We are in the process of trading seasons!! Hope it’s a mild winter for you guys too. So much to capture and so little time :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeover 4 years ago

    Simply beautiful!!!!!

  • Much appreciated Gabrielle, thank you!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...over 4 years ago

    really like what you’ve done here Andrew

  • Thank you so much Christine!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Olitto
    Olittoover 4 years ago

    I like this. Beautiful creation.
    We also had a rather very cold winter here in SA…..the blossoms though, makes it all better…..summer is on its way…
    Great work here.

  • Thanks heaps Olitto! I think all is southern hemisphere dwellers were hit with a cold blast this winter. The blossoms definitely make it a lot easier to accept. First signs :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Lorraine Creagh
    Lorraine Creaghover 4 years ago

    I love blossoms. They’re making their appearance here also. The colours in this photo are beautiful.

  • They are the most welcome flower in my life! Always look forward to seeing them. Thanks a lot Lorraine :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68over 4 years ago

    Beautiful image my friend with a kind of “old” feeling to it :D
    But… this is a “pretty” image… what’s going on mate? ;ppp

  • I know!! It’s a flower too.. what’s happening to me?? lol.. My reminder that winter is about to end.. i hope :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Angie Muccillo
    Angie Muccilloover 4 years ago

    Ah you made it to Rippon Lea! Hope you guys had a great day…perfect early blossom capture…colors are divine! :-)

  • Yeah! Finally got in there.. such awesome gardens, heaps to photograph in there. Thanks Ang, I bet after the weather you had, you can’t wait for the end of winter too :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68over 4 years ago

    Oh, I see… got a bit worried there ;p
    Around here, autumn has slowly started to show it’s pretty face… today it’s the first “storm” with quite a bit of rain and serious winds…

  • Ahh as I was reading this comment, a massive storm hit Melbourne! Seems like we are trading places with the seasons now :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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