Cover image for 13 – A calendar with 13 of my personal favorites

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This image is my personal favorite. The original photo of white cherry blossoms was taken many years ago with a cheap little compact, lo-res, out of focus with camera shake – something I would have normally deleted. But I saw the composition within the photo and start fooling around with it in Photoshop. After many years ( on and off, of course ;p ) and many iterations, the best I could come up with is a cute picture only my mother would like. But I have grown attached to the image so there it stays on my hard drive.

This final edit was inspired by the title Midnight Sun, and when I was working on another image and saw the technique that might just make things work.

So, this is what I felt so many years ago when I refused to trash that ugly duckling!

Scroll down to see the original…

Original shot with Canon S3 IS


  • saseoche
    saseochealmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful amazing work done well …….John

  • tcat757
    tcat757almost 5 years ago

    Simply GORGEOUS!!!

    JUSTARTalmost 5 years ago


  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 5 years ago

    Very beautiful work John-and great Title!

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtalmost 5 years ago

    Wow this is brilliant… I’ve been trying to work an image with a similar sense recently… but yours is hands down superior to what I ended up with! :)))

  • Thank you, Carol! This is yet another one of those personal favorites but is less popular piece. Glad you like the style :)

    – John Poon

  • Kerry  Hill
    Kerry Hillalmost 5 years ago

    So beautiful John!

  • Tony Yu
    Tony Yualmost 5 years ago

    wow! very eye catching!

  • bburtenshaw
    bburtenshawalmost 5 years ago

    Absolutely amazingly beautiful !

  • bburtenshaw
    bburtenshawalmost 5 years ago

    Absolutely amazingly beautiful !

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful work

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