One of the most delightful spring sights in the Long Beach area is the profusion of flowering peach trees on the campus of California State University. Here’s a close view of the soft pink blossoms on a single branch with more flowers forming clouds of pink bokeh in the background. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 202mm [404mm in full-frame 35mm equivalent], f/5.0, 1/500 sec., ISO 100, handheld, early afternoon sun) Textures (Pretty in Pastel and Artiste/Impasto Overlay II) are from Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...almost 2 years ago

    One of the most delightful spring sights in the Long Beach area is the profusion of flowering peach trees on the campus of California State University. Here’s a close view of the soft pink blossoms on a single branch with more flowers forming clouds of pink bokeh in the background. Textures (Pretty in Pastel and Artiste/Impasto Overlay II) are from Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 2 years ago

    So beautifully done.
    Spring is the best time of year in my view. Love the softness the textures add.

  • Thank you, Joy! I also love the look and feel of spring, most especially the flowering trees and the pale green of new leaves. Once I discovered these trees on the university campus, I watch for them every year because they are such a lovely shade of pink.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 2 years ago

    So beautiful Celeste, a very welcome sight x

  • Thanks very much! They are always a welcome sight, I agree!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...almost 2 years ago

    Oh gosh, that is just so pretty and such a welcome sight… here in Toronto we are in for a week of rain but our temps have started to climb after a very cold and long winter…everything is late though unlike last spring when the Cherry Blossoms were out so early. Those are just such lovely shades of pink in your blossom, Celeste..!

  • Katherine, thank you for the wonderful comment – and I agree that these blossoms are a lovely shade of pink. For me these are an anticipated sign of spring. We were early last year with spring blossoms but more like normal so far this year. I hope your rain this week leads to a profusion of spring beauty!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Maisie Sinclair
    Maisie Sinclairalmost 2 years ago

    Wow, this is so gorgeous! Lovely colours & textures!♥

  • Thank you very much, Maisie! These are among my favorite springtime blossoms.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely and soft, wonderful dof!

  • Thanks very much, Angie! I appreciate your lovely comment and fave!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 2 years ago

    Delicate and delightful

  • Thank you very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroalmost 2 years ago

    Beautifully done and marvelous image, Celeste!

  • Thank you kindly, Glenn! Glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonalmost 2 years ago

    Gorgeous texture work! Such a wonderful color of pink. It was the right image to look at this morning!! Great way to start the morning!

  • Many thanks, Kristi, for your lovely comment and fave! I love this shade of pink too.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • John44
    John44almost 2 years ago

    Excellent capture !!

  • Thank you very much, John!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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