The most prominent crop in our neck of the woods is almonds. In fact, our little town is the “Almond Blossom Capitol of the World.”
No, really. 🙂
Our house is surrounded on all four sides and miles around by almond trees. They come into bloom this time of year which allows for some gorgeous photo opportunities.
So here’s some tips for photographing trees in bloom!
At this time of year, the morning and evening light is just amazing, not to mention the light during mostly cloudy and stormy days. Yes, you can use a polarizing filter for similar effects, but IMO nothing beats morning and evening light.
If you’re lucky enough to have a lot of flowering trees around like we do, try to get some shots that play up that fact.
Even though the tree is covered with flowers, don’t be afraid to get close up on a few nicely grouped flowers. Compare the two photos below- which one do you like best?
I hope these pictures inspire you to go out and shoot some of the beautiful flowering trees blooming this time of year! Have fun and watch out for the bees! 🙂
Karen Coyne Gorne says
Glad you like it Karen! 🙂