Summer by tabbycat

Summer

So, this is my "season" pic for the January Treasure Hunt. It's summer here now and all the foo foos are out in bloom including these things that I found out at the Back Beach. They were soft as velvet to touch :-)

The first person I ever followed on here after the friend that introduced me to 365 was Lauren Dahlhauser. Those of you who follow her will know just how special she and her photography both are! To me, Lauren has always had a kind of dreamy, innocent, vintage, rainbowy, fairy tale feel to her photographs that I've been trying to emulate for some time. I think I finally cracked it with this one!
This one's for you @lauren211 Happy 2012!!
January 3rd, 2012  
Nice!
January 3rd, 2012  
Wow! this is very pretty!
January 3rd, 2012  
never seen anything like it, they sure look soft and pretty! wonderful capture....^_^
January 3rd, 2012  
oooh this is just absolutely lovely. most def a fave!!
January 3rd, 2012  
Also gorgeous. Am liking this series.
January 3rd, 2012  
Great shot tabbycat :)
January 3rd, 2012  
Out of this world :) Love the fuzzy thingies, nice focus & POV. Also loving the cross process, although the color saturation is a wee bit too much to my taste.
January 3rd, 2012  
@janmaki Thanks J! Yeah, it came out a little dark post-picnik, so I brightened it in pixlr.com/o-matic/, which REALLY brought out the CPing! If you saw Lauren's photos, you'd know the effect I was trying to achieve...
January 3rd, 2012  
LOVE this! such a great dreamy feel - fab processing! I love how they seem to be reaching up towards the light in the top left corner
January 3rd, 2012  
lovely picture! fave!
January 3rd, 2012  
This is very Lauren-like. You succeeded. Beautiful.
January 3rd, 2012  
Beautiful! Love the color tones...very dream-like.
January 3rd, 2012  
Do I love this, yes I do:) Fav.
January 3rd, 2012  
lovely colouring
January 3rd, 2012  
tabitha outstanding everything!
January 3rd, 2012  
Not usually my sort of thing, but I do rather like this a lot. Faveroo from the whinging pom :P
January 3rd, 2012  
Superb shot. Fav.
January 3rd, 2012  
@jasehoad Boy, if they think you're having a whinge, I must make them cringe! :)

@tabbycat This is awesome. Girlfriend, you are on a bender of awesomeness lately!! Props to you!!
January 3rd, 2012  
how gorgeous, makes me wish it was summer here!
January 3rd, 2012  
Love your processing here Tabitha! :)
January 3rd, 2012  
ooo la la!! a fav for me! this is gorgeous
January 4th, 2012  
This is so Lauren! Great job on the processing. Love the foo foos. :)
January 4th, 2012  
The colours are SO romantic and soft! This is the effect that I would love to achieve with some of my photos! Amazing...
January 4th, 2012  
Love the fuzzies, and the colors are fab!
January 4th, 2012  
incredibly beautiful!
January 4th, 2012  
Beautiful photo and colours--I think you nailed it
January 4th, 2012  
Cool shot, fabulous processing! The color tones feel a little out-of-this-world, which gives your photograph a sense of excitement and freshness. Love the fuzzy plants in the foreground, they make very pretty lines and shapes!
January 4th, 2012  
wow summer in january? lucky! beautiful shot btw!
January 4th, 2012  
Beautiful!
January 4th, 2012  
This does have a Lauren D kind of look to it!!! :)) Love it!!!
January 4th, 2012  
Fabulous texture and tones. Really well done. Makes me think of a summer breeze.
January 4th, 2012  
this is beautiful, great composition
January 4th, 2012  
this is beautiful!
January 4th, 2012  
The processing is just Brilliant ! Great Shot :)
January 4th, 2012  
Lovely composition and post processing
January 4th, 2012  
Great close up and beautiful strange colors
January 4th, 2012  
This shot is just beautiful. I love the colors.
January 5th, 2012  
So so pretty - beautiful colours!
January 5th, 2012  
OMG. You are all up in the PP and stuffs.
January 5th, 2012  
Made me feel all warm inside during this cold and windy day! Really lovely!
January 5th, 2012  
@beautifulthing Serious??
OMGawd!! So I is! and so is @lauren211 !!
That we're up there together after I made this pic for her makes me so happy!! Thanks Shell, I can always rely on you to keep this uncool chick in the loop!
January 5th, 2012  
@tabbycat You are just the sweetest!! I read the caption, admired the photo, and looked through the comments and smiled the whole way down! this just made my day so much. I am without words! How can I not fave this?? It's gorgeous and I love love love the dreamy feel. The fact that you dedicated this to me is an honor. You are so thoughtful Tabitha :) Happy 2012 to you too!!!!!
January 5th, 2012  
@tabbycat YOU ARE A ROCK STAR. Congrats!!! You sooo deserve it. :) I am e'cited FOR you!!
January 5th, 2012  
@lauren211 :-)

@beautifulthing Why thank you, my dear, and yes I am. And yes you are! and yes we all are too! If all 7 billion of us knew we were rock stars, there would be no more war, rape, drugs etc etc Ooh, THAT was deep!

..but of course as a rock star, i get to be a prima donna now and I notice my pic is one of the smaller ones on the PP, so @grecican, do I now get to bitch and moan about how I'm not one of the BIG PP pics and how it's just not faaaaaairr?!!! If only I had more followers.. wah wah :-(
January 5th, 2012  
This is beautiful! Love everything about it.
January 5th, 2012  
The colour is fantastic!
January 5th, 2012  
Love this Tabitha!
January 5th, 2012  
Beautiful Colors!
January 5th, 2012  
great effect on this! beautiful colors and dof. fav. . .
January 5th, 2012  
beautifil, I like this of shot. lovely colour
January 5th, 2012  
wow, love the focus and colors!
January 5th, 2012  
sunning colours and focus
January 5th, 2012  
this is indeed beautiful!
January 5th, 2012  
Love the colors in this shot!
January 5th, 2012  
This is beautiful! I'm lovin' that processing! Congrats on the PP!
January 5th, 2012  
Very pretty.. I love weeds :)
January 5th, 2012  
the texture here is deep. it has a both a warm and cool mood. love it.
January 6th, 2012  
@bubbaloooo Huh! You just described my processing exactly. I couldn't have put it better myself! Thanks..
January 6th, 2012  
this is soo beautiful, i love the tones...xx
January 6th, 2012  
Gorgeous colours, and lovely softness in the foo foos. Congratulations on being popular!
January 6th, 2012  
@alia_801 Hehee..well I never was at school or work, so it's about time! LOL! Thanks vegan sister! :-)
January 6th, 2012  
wonderful:)
January 6th, 2012  
beautiful ....perfect tones :)
January 6th, 2012  
that is BEAUTIFUL! lovely coloring, focus, and perspective!!!!
January 6th, 2012  
OMG BITCH YOU MADE THE TOP 20!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 6th, 2012  
congrats on Top 20!!
January 6th, 2012  
Congrats on the top 20
January 6th, 2012  
fabulous colors!
January 6th, 2012  
It's pretty dreamy....and pretty!
January 6th, 2012  
@beautifulthing Wha?? Serious?? Checking.....
Jeez, lucky I have you around to keep an eye on the world while I'm snoozing! It's like my own personal top 20, cause I have loved and faved most of the pics in the top 10! Go @pwallis !! LOVE that Black Beauty shot!
January 6th, 2012  
@tabbycat You're SO money...and you don't even know it. :) I could care less if I ever make the PP or the Top 20 - and I'm sort of sure I won't - but I keep an eye on it to see if any of my homies make it. ;)
January 6th, 2012  
@beautifulthing Ha ha! I think my bank account doesn't know it either! :-/
I'm gonna tell it to get with the program! You know, I never even knew where to FIND the top 20 til I read Ross' post last week! LOL!
January 6th, 2012  
@tabbycat That's AWESOME. That's why you are one of my homeslices :)
January 6th, 2012  
@beautifulthing Oh and BTW, don't tell big fat porky pies about you and the top 20! I see you have MULTIPLE ENTRIES in "your fave pic of someone else's..." this week!
January 6th, 2012  
@gingersanders Thanks G! Happy 2012!
January 6th, 2012  
@tabbycat Aw, blush. :) Meh, we'll see. I do okay with views and such, but I think I'm 'popular' because I spend 12 hours a day running my mouth on this site, not because of my photographic abilities. ;) I'm so honored that people have picked a couple of my shots for that - that truly means a lot to me!
January 6th, 2012  
@beautifulthing which raises and interesting point. Yesterday i culled my followers based on 2 points:
1. Do I love your pics?
2. Are you fun/interesting to talk to?

Oh, and BTW, they're not the 12 hours that I'm in the land of the living (damn time zones!!) and I have to go out now :-(
You could get an alarm clock...just sayin'..
January 6th, 2012  
@tabbycat Inorite?? I
January 6th, 2012  
January 7th, 2012  
@tabbycat I think I was saying "I know, right" in reference to the time change dilemna. And then my chubby finger hit an extra I.

Not naming any names...but my absolute favorite people on here are in the wrong time zone. :(
January 7th, 2012  
@beautifulthing One day, we should have a big-ass meet-up, and drink lots of vodka and Corona and do drunken boobs shots and stuff! Damn!
January 7th, 2012  
@tabbycat YES! I know someone who will be ecstatic at the idea of someone doing drunken boob shots. :) And I like drunkness. And shots. My boobs are okay too. Yours are probably better.
January 7th, 2012  
@beautifulthing LOL! I suspect my boobs are a bit longer in the tooth than yours, and therefore more susceptible to gravity :-(
Ok, reeeeeeally have to go out now....trying....
January 7th, 2012  
WOOOOOOO TOP 20!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:)
January 7th, 2012  
congratulations on the top 20! :)
January 7th, 2012  
@beautifulthing Btw, I did actually sit her for a few mins trying to get into your head to decipher "Inorite", but alas, you're too tricksy for me! and yeah, I comiserate with you! My 365 e-crush lives about as far away from Tasmania as it is possible to live and still be on Planet Earth!

@stepheesue @kerristephens @ltodd Thanks guys! It's my first top 20 appearance and could quite possible make monster out of me! LOL!
@lauren211 You have no idea how big my grin is seeing that long row of !!!!'s all the way across my screen! ..and you know, this pic wouldn't have been processed the way it was if not for you, so THANK YOU!! :-)
January 7th, 2012  
@tabbycat Yes. It has recently occurred to me that the Atlantic Ocean is a fucker. :( Also, time zones are fuckers. But, mostly, the Atlantic.

January 7th, 2012  
@beautifulthing I know! We can put a man on the moon and do open heart surgery and shit, but not work out how to all live in the same time zone?? Incompetent species, we are! Oh well, at least your e-relationship seems to be mutual :-) LOL!
January 7th, 2012  
@tabbycat See, now you gonna make me squee and stuff. :)
January 7th, 2012  
January 7th, 2012  
This is fabulous! I've never been able to achieve these soft colors I see others post. I'm such a post processing moron. It just love the effect. Your work is always beautiful to see and your postings always make me smile. I love your wit!
January 7th, 2012  
so good to see some summer these days! :-)
January 7th, 2012  
wow wow wow FAV!Love the color, tone, everything!
January 7th, 2012  
this is gorgeous! the colors and lighting are just beautiful. it sure does have a Lauren feel to it. fav
January 8th, 2012  
Wowser. Well deserved Top 20.
January 8th, 2012  
Top 20! Hurray, well deserved!
January 9th, 2012  
@nonni Thanks Arline! Mostly, I just zoom the colours up and add cross processing in Picnik to achieve this effect...

@maggie2 Thanks M. Of course you're still the photog to beat now with 4.2 billion faves! ;-)
January 9th, 2012  
@tabbycat I've been thinking about it and I think it's all about Broketail. She's just so cute.
January 9th, 2012  
@maggie2 and you know? I don't think I've ever actually seen her 'broke' tail. Is it bent? My grandma used to have a cat called "Snooky" with a forked tail. True story.
January 9th, 2012  
@tabbycat Tabitha, We walked in one day after shopping and her tail was dragging on the floor. The vet said it would die (the tail) if it had no blood supply. Then they would remove it. The blood supply wasn't cut off so her tail came back up slowly and now just has a little bump right up at the top. We think a piece of firewood feel on her. The pile was knocked down.
January 9th, 2012  
@maggie2 :-( well, glad she's ok now then!
January 9th, 2012  
This must be the shot you mean. It's gorgeous! Really soft and special, love the turquiose and shading.
March 12th, 2012  
@carolinedreams No, actually it's this one: http://365project.org/tabbycat/a-z-album/2012-01-01
hidden in my B sides album. I almost gave you the link but didn't want to be tacky promoting my own project on your own. LOL!!
March 12th, 2012  
@carolinedreams Thank you BTW, this "Summer" shot is my only one to have made it into the top 20 so far!
March 12th, 2012  
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