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Photo of the Week 138

Photo of the Week 138
Need a break in your day?  Then we've got some good news for you.  We've got just what you need: Cramer Imaging's featured "Photo of the Week."  Your boss is just fine with you checking it out.  This week, we pulled something special out of our archives.  We've got a beautiful photograph of white cherry blossoms blooming.

I had been wanting to get a photograph of some beautiful cherry blossoms for my portfolio.  I had been seeing photos that others had been taking year after year.  I wanted one for myself.  We had planted a cherry tree in the back yard but I still had to wait a few years for it to bloom.

When it did finally bloom, I went out for some pictures.  My first rounds were not so good.  At least, I found them less than satisfactory.  The tree was not formed enough for what I had in mind.  It needed to grow more.

Last year, I decided to try again to see if I could get the cherry blossom shot I wanted.  This time, it was a success.  The tree had grown up enough for me this time.  There's about a three week window where these flowers bloom that I can try for the shot.

I made sure that I found just the right flowers for this shot.  I waited for just the right light to get the shot.  Then I pulled out my camera and found just the right angle.  It's never the first shot that I try.  It's always towards the end of my photo session that I get the best shots.  This time was no exception.

It was post-processing where this photo really started to shine.  I found ways to brighten the photo over all and gave it a soft warm feel befitting the beauty of the flowers depicted.  The result is one of my favorite springtime photos to date.

Cramer Imaging's professional quality nature photograph of two white cherry blossoms on a branch in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho