May Days Inspirations – Your Inspiring Shots

In our last oopoomoo newsletter we asked our readers to send us a photo about what inspires them about spring. For the photo we found most inspiring we promised to feature it here on the blog and the lucky showcased person would also get our Photography Fundamentals eBook bundle. Well, Sam and I were impressed by all the entries and in particular we found the three entries below to be exceptional.  Congratulations to Carl, Al and Henrik for work well done! Your eBooks are in the virtual mail!

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Wild Poppy – Carl Heino

Everywhere I look, there is re-birth and renewal!  New growth and vigor abound!  There is a deep freshness in Nature that one finds only on a large scale in Spring.  It is this quality that I try to capture with my camera. In image below, there is a feeling that the complete opening of the pod halves and the unfolding of the exquisite contents are imminent.  In a few days, the faded petals will fall to the ground, the seeds within the stamen will slowly ripen and eventually be shaken on to the soil where, once established, they will repeat the cycle next Spring.

©Carl Heino

©Carl Heino

Dewdrops – Al Garner

The crisp air, sunny days, new grass, wildflowers and the promise of renewal that spring brings – what more could a photographer ask for!

©Al Garner

©Al Garner

Magnolia Blooms – Henrik Fessler

In Germany, spring was in fast forward mode and flowers and trees were in full blossom 2-4 weeks in advance. With the year gearing up so quick in contrast I slowed down in my own photography by taking pictures with an old manual lens mounted on a modern camera. Doing this kind of slow, relaxed and more conscious type of photography helped to take in all the wonders of Nature! My Pic shows a magnolia tree detail taken not too far away from my home.

Henrik Fessler

Henrik Fessler


About the Author

I am a Canadian landscape and outdoor photographer who loves long hikes in the woods, yummy food, hairy dogs, good company and a good guitar jam.


  1. Enivea
    June 3, 2014

    Lovely selection, although the one which I adore is the Magnolia. Simply exquisite Henrik.

  2. Henrik
    June 4, 2014

    Thanks for putting my work on display, among the other two great photos! Just for the ones who are interested what kind of unusual lens was used for this shot , I have put a small article on the Trioplan lens on my blog:
    It’s over 50 years old, and possible it also can be used the next 50 years ahead ;-).
    In the meantime, these lenses are hard to get and are getting expensive …

  3. Stefan
    June 4, 2014

    Interesting choice and I really like the colours, looks of the magnolia!!

    Compliments also to the others :-)

  4. Jane Chesebrough
    June 4, 2014

    Definitely inspiring beautiful works.Could sit awhile and soak these in…

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    November 14, 2014

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