Cherry blooming in April

April sees the peak of cherry blooming and for the first time I've been able to be in the right place at the right moment. Blooming cherry trees are a sort of explosion of white, striking your eyes in any light condition: overcast, in full sun light, in the warm light of late afternoon, with backlight.

Sotto il ciliegio in fiore (Prunus avium).

Sony NEX-6 + Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS @ 10 mm, 1/125 sec @ ƒ/8, ISO 100, hand-held.

Ciliegio in fiore (Prunus avium).

Sony NEX-6 + Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS @ 10 mm, 1/200 sec @ ƒ/8, ISO 100, hand-held.

I spent some time shooting trees in their whole shape, in portions and then using a long tele to isolate details of flowers on a branch.

Fiori di ciliegio (Prunus avium).

Nikon D7000 + Nikkor 300mm ƒ/4D ED-IF AF-S @ 300 mm, 1/200 sec @ ƒ/6.3, -1.33 EV, ISO 160, tripod.

Fiori di ciliegio (Prunus avium).

Nikon D7000 + Nikkor 300mm ƒ/4D ED-IF AF-S @ 300 mm, 1/80 sec @ ƒ/5.6, -1.00 EV, ISO 125, tripod.

Even in a dull light cherry trees at the peak of the blooming are a striking subject, with their bright and compact white contrasting with the surrounding dark foliage of other plants.

Ciliegio in fiore (Prunus avium).

Sony NEX-6 + Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS @ 63 mm, 1/40 sec @ ƒ/8, ISO 100, hand-held.

Ciliegio in fiore (Prunus avium).

Sony NEX-6 + Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS @ 16 mm, 1/60 sec @ ƒ/8, ISO 100, hand-held.

Ciliegio in fiore (Prunus avium).

Sony NEX-6 + Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS @ 70 mm, 1/100 sec @ ƒ/8, ISO 100, hand-held.