White Flowers

Finale [Leap into Spring!]

The best thing, I think, about taking part in these challenges, is that not only can the prompts encourage you to branch out a little, pull yourself out of a rut or try new things… but also feeling so wonderfully inspired by all of the other images, thoughts and ideas from our fellow photographers taking part.

A lot of good and regular art gets made because of who you talk to. No one is immune to human contact and art is not made in a vacuum.

– R. B. Kitaj

I thoroughly enjoy co-hosting these challenges, seeing all of the different ways each prompt can be interpreted by each of us and of course all of the beautiful results. All of us learning to grow, together, as a community. I want to say the biggest thank you to my amazing co-hosts, Kristi of Live and Love Out Loud and Alicia of Project Alicia, for all of their hard work and for just generally being awesome. We’ve got some fun things planned for the summer too, don’t forget to subscribe so that you don’t miss a thing!

Alicia, Kristi and I shared a few tutorials and tips during the challenge, in case you might have missed any of them and would still like to take a look I’ve collected them here.

Blossom, white, light, bumbles & light

Easter, Egg Hunt, Bumbles & Light

Blossom, Spring, Perspective, Bumbles & light

Water, Lake, portrait, motion, bubmles & light

Green, Green Grass, Rain, Bumbles & Light

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Twenty lucky winners will have a chance to win one of these awesome prizes:

Five (5) winners will win an annual subscription of ThisLife’s Adventure Box package, valued at $80 each.

Five (5) winners will win Topaz Labs fabulous Topaz Adjust plugin, valued at $50 each.

One (1) winner will win a custom 26-page 8″ in spine photo book from AdoramaPix, valued at $40.

One (1) winner will win a lovely card bundle template of their choice from Life-n-Reflection, valued between $24-30.

One (1) winner will win a 11 x 14 “pretty print” of their choice from Veronica Armstrong Photography, $25 value.

One (1) winner will win a beautiful camera strap of their choice from Forshee Designs, valued between $19-27.

One (1) winner will win a gorgeous Daisy & Elm camera charm bracelet, valued at $30.

One (1) winner will win a $50 gift certificate to Photojojo.

Three (3) winners will win a $25 gift certificate to Photojojo.

One (1) winner will win the “Beyond Snapshots: How to Take That Fancy DSLR Camera Off ‘Auto’ and Photograph Like a Pro” book, valued at $16.

Rules: The linky will be open from Friday, May 11th 9am CST – Friday, May 18th 11:59pm CST. Submit your favorite spring photos to be entered into the drawing. Link directly to your blog post or Flickr photo, not your blog’s homepage or Flickr photostream. Link back to the Leap Into Spring Photo Challenge in your post. One entry per household, please. All are welcome regardless of experience, time commitment and whether or not you’re experiencing Spring at the moment. All winners will be chosen at random, prizes will be matched as best possible, no exchanges. Winners will be announced on Monday, May 21st.

8 Comments

  1. This is such a lovely series of shots Rebecca! You last photo, of the greens with the water droplets is really beautiful!
    I also really appreciate these challenges!! They really encourage my creativity and push me to better myself!! Thanks for all the tips and tutorials you all offered throughout the course of this challenge!! You three certainly make a great team!!
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