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Photography by Angela McConnell

Today I decided to take advantage of the warm, sunny and breezy (23 degrees before a windy front hit this afternoon), and check out the Sakura Cherry Blossom trees in full bloom at High Park.

It’s an easy ride on the subway from our house, but I probably wandered around the park for an hour or two taking in the gorgeous weather and fighting other photographers for prime vantage for shooting blossoms. The great thing is that the wind was picking up the blossoms and making a blossom snow which was so beautiful!

Shots from the Canon 40D – Sigma 105mm f2.8 Macro lens
Playing with using blossoms as light bloom

Cant go past a bit of B&W

Playing with lower shutter speeds for motion blur

Using a touch of sun for a milky cast over the image

Images taken on my Nokia Lumia 710 (because I ran out of battery AND memory card space…oops!)
Images process using Fhotoroom

I also got a 30 second video on my phone with the wind blowing the cherry blossoms into me, but cannot figure out how to upload it here 🙁

Hopefully more adventures to come this week, including a super exciting studio photography project! Stay tuned!


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