April 5, 2012: Sakura Season in the Quad
It’s finally beginning to feel like spring again here in the Pacific Northwest and already the Cherry trees in the “Quad” are in full bloom. Monday was one of the first days we’ve had sunshine and people were out in droves on the UW campus, many with cameras including yours truly. During the few times I’ve shot at this location, its been a bit of a challenge to find some interesting compositions with all the people in the plaza. The 90-year-old Savery Hall building with its renovated brick masonry and terra-cotta exterior seemed to make a nice framing element for a view into the plaza. I like the contrasts in textures and soft and hard forms in the image so I went with a monochrome treatment. Hopefully we will get a few more nice days before all the splendor of the trees has disappeared.
Canon 5D Mark II+ Rokinon 14mm/f2.8
3 Exposure HDR, Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro, Photoshop CS5, onOne Perfect Effects.
Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.
Thanks for stopping by, JayT