Snow and Flowering Plum Blossoms?

By: danitacahill

Mar 22 2012

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Category: bokeh, Depth of Field, Floral, Nature Photography, Winter


Focal Length:100mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Usually flowering fruit trees herald in the Oregon spring. But this year the seasons got a bit overlapped. This was the result.

Beautiful. But odd.

My past several snow posts seem to drive home a photography point. While great equipment is wonderful, knowing how to use the equipment is equally, if not more important. I took these snow shots with both my five-year-old Canon Rebel XTi and my new Canon 5D Mark ll.

To me, the photos are fairly equal in quality. Although the Rebel is less camera, technically speaking, I know it inside and out and am more comfortable with it, and with the settings.  I also know what different lenses will do on that camera body etc. The 5D and I are still circling one another. Warily eying each other. Not quite sure yet what to expect.

Please click the back arrow to view the last few posts. I’m curious to hear your opinion.

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.


8 comments on “Snow and Flowering Plum Blossoms?”

  1. Does make for a pretty pic, though!

  2. PS. This shot was taken with my 1:2.8 100 mm Canon macro lens.

  3. Of the three snow photos, this is my favorite with the pine tree in second and the porch in third. There is something about the color as well as depth of field in this one that puts it on the top of the list. The pine tree does come a very close second and my first thought when I saw it was, “That would be a beautiful Christmas card.” I am not a photographer and it shows when I take photos. I true photographer, such as yourself, can manage to take a beautiful shot with a simple camera phone while someone like me, even with the best of equipment, still looks amateurish. In other words — I completely agree with your point that it is not just the equipment that makes a beautiful photo.

  4. Thanks for weighing in with your opinion, Indigo. I sure appreciate you following my blog, along with all your comments and likes. Keep taking photos. We all started somewhere.

  5. Lori said on my Facebook link: “I took a couple of shots like that of the tree overhanging our deck.”

  6. On my Facebook link, Michelle said, “Beautiful!”

    Thanks Michelle!

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