Pink Profusion

Posted by
Laurie (New Jersey, United States) on 11 May 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This is the weeping cherry tree in my front yard. I shot this a couple of weeks ago on a rather windy afternoon. It took a bit of patience especially shooting at f1.4. It is my favorite flowering tree. I almost lost this tree a couple of years ago after we discovered that our underground oil storage tank had leaked.

We had to have all the contaminated soil removed which left a hole that was about 3o' x 3o' x 14' deep in my front yard. I lost almost all of my landscaping, my driveway front steps and most of my sidewalk. I thought for sure I was going to lose the tree but it fell only a few feet short of that. I am so happy that it did not have to be dug up. It took quite a beating but has recovered beautifully. Oh, and I have a front lawn for the first time in 3 years. Next I have to re-plant some shrubs, and flowers. The entire remediation process took nearly 3 years to complete from the date of discovery to the date that we received our all clear "No Further Action" letter from the state EPA.

I've been crazy busy the past few weeks and haven't been able to respond as much or visit as many of you all as I usually try to do. I must apologize for my absence. Things should settle down a bit when concert season is over, which is in the next couple of weeks. Then I should be able to get into a more regular routine. I've had my blogs on auto post for the most part for the past few weeks because of my schedule.

For a higher resolution view go here.

NIKON D700 1/3200 second F/1.4 ISO 400 50 mm

Coming back to AM3 after a long hiatus. I hope to be more active in the coming months.

1/3200 second
ISO 400
50 mm