I went out with Roy Ramsay, editor of Outdoor Photography Canada magazine, to do some Cherry Blossom photography. It’s finally that time of year when we have that one week period to photograph these trees at their peak before its all over for another year.
A vintage spring
This year, although we did go to Kariya park, we also visited another park in Brampton (of which the name escapes me). Here there is one patch of cherry trees whose blooms seemed much more impressive than those of Kariya Park.
Raining Cherry Blossoms
You can see from the photo above the trees are already losing the petals from their blossoms. I had thought I might get another look at this bunch but a windy day came about and there was no way I would see them as full as they are now. I’m just glad I had a chance to get out and see them.
Cherry blossoms only bloom for a short period of time in the spring and it can be difficult to find time to get to a park to photograph them. Since I was so busy this month and the season was wrapping up I decided to see what it would be like to photograph the trees at night. So after my knit group I drove over to Kariya Park near Square One in Mississauga to see what I could get.
Getting there it was still fairly bright out but it wouldn’t last for long. Karina Park is quite small but packs punch on the prettiness factor. Around every little corner you can find something new and unexpected. I walked around the park and as full night descended I realized something I should have earlier – there are lots of street and building lights around the park. They invade every little nook and cranny.
Night in Kariya
I decided to use it to my advantage and embrace the glow across this wooden bridge and on the trees. It was fun and a bit eerie to be in the park after hours but it was a fun little experiment to try. Not all are successful but it’s all about learning and seeing if you can push the boundaries of convention.