At The The Cherry Blossom Festival by Lois  Bryan

At The The Cherry Blossom Festival by 

Featured in RedBubble’s Explore Photography and Digital Art sections April 17, 2011.
Featured in Art Universe March 31, 2011.
Featured in Quality Layered Work March 29, 2011.

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I’d like to dedicate this to our friends in Japan … for their generosity of spirit and to let them know they’re in our hearts and prayers during these troubling times.

A quick trip down into Washington DC to the tidal basin yesterday early morning (3/27/2011) to see if we could get some shots of the snow on the cherry blossoms … but all I really got was watery eyes, a runny nose and frozen fingers … that is until the sun came out. THEN it got pretty!!!

Image taken with the Nikon D300 and the 18-200mm vr Nikon lens. Much playing in Photoshop CS4, Capture NX2 and several versions of Photomatix for hdr images created from single shots, adjusted in PS to evals of -/+ 2. Blended in PS with textures and a version of DAP. My thanks to SolStock for the texture.

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  • peaky40
    peaky40about 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture Lois

  • Thank you!!!!! so happy you enjoyed it!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeabout 4 years ago

    So beautiful Lois ! Such a wonderful dedication :))

  • Renee, thank you so much!!!!!! This little spot on earth really is a testament to the appreciation of Japanese beauty!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Scottb1977
    Scottb1977about 4 years ago

    Great tribute lois beautiful

  • Scott, thank you … I’m so honored that you thought so!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • billyboy
    billyboyabout 4 years ago

    Hard to believe this comes round again after such a cold and horrible winter.
    Life goes on…
    Thank God!!
    Lovely reminder :-)

  • Ahhh Billy … I know what you mean!!! It was a bitter one for us, too!!! But somehow Mother Nature keep bringing us these gifts and life does indeed go on!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful composition and lovely light and details Lois! Spring is arriving!

  • Shaun thank you so much … the sun had just come out … what a difference the right light makes!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous image & work

  • Tina, thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 4 years ago

    “The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more.”
    {Ralph Waldo Emerson}

    Terrific use of lighting in the excellent capture!!!! Bill

  • Another beautiful quote, Bill!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Sharon Johnstone
    Sharon Johnstoneabout 4 years ago

    Very beautiful Lois!!

  • Thank you, Sharon!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Gary Smith
    Gary Smithabout 4 years ago

    Nice treatment and beautiful capture Lois!

  • Gary, thank you, hon!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 4 years ago

    Its’ such a Miracle that this happens every year like a new chance – a new beginning.
    Such a wonderful capture Lois..well worth the runny nose I think. Thank you so much for sharing :o)xx

  • Kira, it couldn’t have put it any better … beautifully said and so so true!!! Wish you could have been along, we’d have had so much fun!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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