We have a small crab-apple tree in our landscaping and it is in full bloom, bright pink and fragrant. I have tried again and again to take pictures of the blossoms in the past but I have not been too happy with them. There was something lacking that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. So when I saw the tree in full bloom this morning, I decided to give it another try.
I wasn’t feeling too inspired to tell the truth. I couldn’t find the right angle, the right grouping, and the further the sun went up, too contrasty. I kept at it and all of a sudden magic happened, I was in the zone. I am so happy with these images, so beautiful. They are soft and romantic and just really pretty.
They were so pink I had to desaturate the magenta color in the blossoms! I processed them in both color and black & white. I actually prefer the black & white images. Which do you prefer?
Strange, I am usually always for the B&W images, but for these shots I find the color makes them something very special.
Thanks. I am torn between both. I think both have a really different feel. Thanks for visiting and for your input! My son likes the color edits as well!
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Thanks, it was at peak when I took pictures before work and by the time I got home after work, the blossoms had been dealt a bad fate with the wind and rain!
HI, I like the photo third from the top, in color. I checked your gallery, your captures are excellent.
Thanks for commenting and stopping my site too 🙂
Thank you, appreciate the feed back. I enjoyed your site as well!
Love the selective focus in both the color and B&W here!
Denise, thank you! It was a challenge trying to hand hold with my injured shoulder!