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I'm going to try firing up the blog again for 2016, especially the nature/landscape side of things. It is in desperate need of a redesign so I will be working on that while shooting for KSTV. Unfortunately the slideshows on older posts have been disabled by flickr. You can find all of my work in my gallery.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cherry Blossoms

It's that time of year again...time to make the annual pilgrimage to the Lexington Cemetery to check out the cherry blossoms. The show was a little early this year with the unseasonably warm weather we have had here in Kentucky. I don't expect the blooms will last past the weekend. Even though they had lost much of their vivid pink hue, I loved walking through them with the petals falling in the breeze. I was a week late and about a half hour past the softest light, but managed to get a few decent shots.

These are in another part of the cemetery and are pale in color, but I love the tall canopy.

I have shot these so many times that I give myself a new challenge each year. The last one was trying to get long, dramatic shadows in the early morning light. This year I wanted a starburst shining between the branches. I seem to be terrible at this. The sun was really low in the sky, but I did manage to get a few with the star effect I was going for. Mission accomplished. ;)


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