March 2017 Challenge
I like the first image the best as a representation of spring with the new shoot coming out of the autumn foliage. The other two images are lovely and I like how you have processed all three...presumably on the iPhone? I am not really seeing "spring" in the second image however.
3 or 5 images - How about 4....
Depicting Spring (or March) where I live - Spring & March in Southeastern PA means the Philadelphia Flower Show, so that's the subject matter.....
3 to 5 mile radius from my house - Hmmm, Philly is 30 miles away, however someone in my house was chairperson for a large exhibit in the flower show so that means I am really only some meters away.
And I used the square format from last month 🙂
We don't really have a spring here. Winter ends when the humidity rises to 90% and a greyness descends.
So for this challenge I chose an image of plum blossoms from my travels in Japan this month. The bloom earlier that the cherry blossoms which will probably be out in another week or so. Sorry only one but its square format. 😉
Maybe it's coincidence but I like your middle image best from both sets. Probably because both are more abstract and the square format really delivers on the patterns you chose. For the pot from the second set (design within a circle within a square), you might consider pulling gradients diagonal towards center from the upper left and bottom left corners to better match the background tonality with the right side. This can also cut down the brightness of that pot rim on the left side and maybe even match the fade on the rim edge seen on the right side. Then ever so slightly adjust the crop so that the circle is dead center within the square. 🙂
Hey John - thanks for your thoughts. Yes, I need to tone down the brightness on the pot's rim, on the left. It was getting late last night and knowing my penchant for procrastination, I opted to post rather than wait until I had time to fix. The slightest of tweaks on the crop is in order too - good eye!