Experiments in Blossoming

The WP crunching is going to effect these images a bit, unfortunately.  The blossoms are intentionally blurred, but the crunching is going to overdo it most likely. The compression seems to take out more of the detail than shows on my own computer screen. Nonetheless, what I was aiming for is still “there.” As you know, you can click the photographs to enlarge.

17 responses

  1. Lovely………cherry blossoms are simply beautiful – period!

    Pam (and Sam)

    March 27, 2012 at 10:57 am

    • Thank you, Pam. Although I’m already following your blog through my “lemony squeezes” blog, I’m also going to follow through this blog, as well, so I can keep up better. I miss seeing what Sam is up to, and it will be easier for me to stay current through this blog. 🙂

      March 28, 2012 at 5:59 pm

  2. Great photos–especially the first one…at first I thought it was frost before I realized they were blossoms.

    March 27, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    • Thank you, Julie. I took a look at the first one with your comment in mind, and I can see what you mean about the frost! I like that thought! Thanks so much for your visit!

      March 28, 2012 at 1:39 am

  3. The first two look like infrared shots. Lovely. And I know how you feel about wordpress crunching. I can post a focused shot and then it looks blurred and horrible on wp.

    March 27, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    • Thanks, Lynn. Yes, it’s frustrating when you see one thing on your own screen in your own program, and then once it’s uploaded it really is diminished in quality.

      March 28, 2012 at 1:41 am

  4. I just love the second shot.
    You really do need to enlarge it to really appreciate its beauty.
    Great series.
    I would say they would look awesome blown up really really big.

    March 27, 2012 at 9:02 pm

  5. The second one is my fave….can see more of the detail but still soft

    March 27, 2012 at 10:48 pm

  6. George Weaver

    These look like fine lace! I like the effect.

    March 28, 2012 at 2:52 am

  7. The first one looks like it is a tree reflected on some puddle!
    Very cool photos!

    March 28, 2012 at 3:27 am

  8. I loved your experiments in blossoming, dear Melaine. Thank you, with my love, nia

    March 28, 2012 at 8:29 am

  9. Why were they intentionally blurred?

    March 28, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    • Shimon, thank you for this question. I was trying to capture what I was actually seeing, which was a wonderful snowy kind of image. I could not actually see the details of the petals from where I stood, but rather puffs of color swaying in the wind, and the dark, enchanting shapes of the branches.

      March 28, 2012 at 5:56 pm

  10. Beautiful! They look like lovely snow covered trees.

    March 28, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    • Thank you! Yes, that’s exactly how they appeared to me! I’m glad you see it, too!

      March 31, 2012 at 12:30 am

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