April 17, 2012

Cherry Blossoms in the Fog

I ventured over to High Park on Sunday, half expecting the cherry blossoms to be finished. To my surprise, they were still out at their peak, in full bloom! The heavy fog created a white backdrop and made the pink flowers look more vibrant. I decided to do something different from my usual close-up shots, to stepping back and getting more of the landscape. As well, instead of using a shallow depth of field, I lengthened my focused area, as the fog was naturally making the trees get lighter and disappear into the distance.

Every year I visit the same Japanese cherry trees and every time they show me something new. They are exceptionally beautiful, magically delicate, and delightfully cheery (cherry!).