Every Secret Spring

From a technical perspective, this is perhaps my favorite photograph from last spring because of the shallow DoF and selective focus. Haven’t posted this shot until now because I was always saving it for “one day”. That day is now. Also? I’ve no idea what kind of tree this is.

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160 thoughts on “Every Secret Spring

  1. Thank you…this definitely warmed me up a bit and took me back to a warmer time! Absolutely gorgeous…the shallow depth is just perfect…it really brings out the leaves and blooms!

  2. In a cold winter this makes me dream of spring – VERY much! I like this image too. I do not edit my photos much -(I have not Photoshop ) – I like photos that are not edited much. BUT I also dream sometimes of beeing able to “play” much more with some shots….. for example when I look at some creative and artistic work like yours!

  3. Simply gorgeous! And so nice to see something so spring-y! It looks like an apple tree to me. I have one in my yard and it always has the most beautiful blooms.

  4. Thanks for commenting on my blog and saving this lovely flower photo up to now. I cannot wait for the spring to come! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.

  5. I also love this photo for the same reasons you stated. Great light as well and I love how the red buds stand out against the white flowers. The petals seem to be separated from each other by empty voids, which is typical of a plum tree blossom, unlike a bartlett pear tree where the petals overlap each other.

  6. geeeee, i missed a lot of your heavenly and dreamy shots Kala! this one’s my current favourite too! have a blessed 2011! looking forward to your wonderful works of photographic arts! cheers!

  7. I agree, it’s a very lovely picture with great DOF!

    I think it’s one of the many kinds of mallus trees or ornamental apple trees. I also love their flowers and took lots of shots last spring.

    But your shot here is so gorgeous!

  8. You are absolutely correct – this is a fantastic image! Love the depth of field and the details of the tiny petals. The vibrant little red berries complement the soft tones incredibly well. Outstanding work!!

  9. Incredible DoF with the vivid colors, the sharp detail in the foreground and the background of the arching tree. Beautiful in every way! Thank you for sharing this image of the Secret Spring that is coming!

  10. I am so glad you decided to share this. I love it!

    I’ve done the same with some of my photos — kept them for “one day.” I decided this is the year to stop doing that as I sometimes forget all about sharing them (or can’t find a reason to fit them in at a later date given the type of blog I have).

    • Thanks Robin. Perhaps I should follow your lead this year:
      it’s an old habit I have from long ago of saving what I love best for “good”, like perfume, clothes, etc.

  11. I see several folks have posted comments that this is some type of Apple tree… that’s what I thought when I first saw it… beyond thinking it is in that family… I have no clue! It is a simply gorgeous image!!!

  12. I have been missing a lot of awesomeness. Thanks for sharing this picture Kala. I am sorry that I could not visit your blog as frequently as I would have loved to. I was totally tied up with work and now I have a lot of catching up to do. 🙂

    Wishing you a lovely year ahead and hope to see a lot of awesome shots! Happy new year!

  13. I can see why you were “saving” it Kala. It’s gorgeous. I wonder if it’s some kind of Hawthorne tree? They have white blossoms similar to these. I’m not a tree expert by any means tho!

  14. Kala, that is really beautiful. I am watching the snow fall and cover everything in a blanket of white right now so a spring photo is welcome 🙂
    My guess is that it is a dogwood, but don’t know.

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