In The Pink

April 30, 2013  •  2 Comments

Pink Carpet 0066 Some images just grab you and say "take this picture". On my way into the fitness center today I spied this cherry tree. Due to the rain of the last 1.5 days most of the cherry blossom petals had dropped. Luckily they were wet enough that the wind had not dispersed them. Thus a nice pink carpet had developed at the base of the tree. I initially shot the picture with my camera phone but I decided to return with my new camera to get a higher resolution image. Although I did not have the camera on a tripod the image is reasonably sharp considering it was handheld at a 1/15 sec. I had the aperture at f16 for max depth of field and I kept the ISO at 200 because I wanted as clean colors as possible. Luckily the image stabilization in the OMD is extremely good. Olympus [email protected]


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Ann Littlefield Coleman(non-registered)
It is nice to see Edie's comments back again after her long 800 mile walk for Incurable Cancer.

For me, this picture has a statement, "The topping on the cake" or "All dressed up to go." There is nothing prettier than flowers on or off the tree especially when they provide such a lovely setting. It reminded me of driving down the street at my daughter's in Atlanta. There was a huge cherry tree at the corner of one house with branches so long they spread out into the street. One held a swing just waiting for someone to take a ride up into the air so high. Last year it was covered with pink blossoms. I remember dreading to see all the beautiful flowers go away. But such is life waiting for the next buds in a new season.
Edie Littlefield Sundy(non-registered)
There is 'something' about pink. It is rarely seen in nature. I wonder why women like it so much; and how it came to define feminine? Dave, your lovely picture prompted a rush of questions, of feelings ... I wonder if a man sees the picture as I do. How do you see it?
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