Various Phases of Cherry Blossom Buds

Although most of the flowers from the cherry tree in my previous post have fallen, there are other trees that are just starting to bloom. Once such example is the Yoshino Cherry blossoms pictured above. I was able to capture a branch that slowed the cycle from bud to flower in full bloom. The white blossoms, pink buds, green leaves, and blue sky background could be the perfect color palette to update your space for spring. The nature-inspired colors blend well together, and also allow for a pop of color via an accessory or large photo used as a focal point on your wall. The best part? You can easily customize this by going out and photographing your favorite flowering tree, then using that as a base for your decor. Remember, the only thing between you and a new spring look is the scope of your imagination!

Rocky Shores on Sunny Days

Sunny beach_volcanic rocksWhat comes to mind when you think of the beach? Probably sun, sand, and surf. However, depending on where you are, there can be less sand and more rocks. Living in the Ring of Fire, one sometimes comes across beaches made entirely of black volcanic rock. Though not your typical beach, I find them beautiful nonetheless. Why would you want to display photo of a rocky beach in your house? One word: unique! Anyone can display a picture of a sandy beach, but one with black volcanic rocks is an attention-grabber and conversation piece. You can capture a similar image by photographing any nearby rocky shore. Whether you choose an ocean, lake, or river, you can easily create a unique focal point for any room!

The Mountain Above the Trees

Mt. RainierAfter walking some distance from the entrance of my local wildlife refuge I turned around and was greeted by a wonderful sight: Mount Rainier! I wasn’t expecting to see such a great view, so of course I had to take a photo. This photo-op brings up something very few people think about as they’re out photographing various locales: turn around! So often we’re concentrating on what’s in front of us that we don’t realize there might be something even greater behind us. So remember, when you’re out snapping great pictures be sure to pay attention to all your surroundings, not just what’s in front of you. If you do this, you’ll not only get great shots, but may even get a beautiful photo you weren’t even expecting.