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Gale Force Cherry

By LynneJoyce  
We had bright sunshine with icy, gale force winds last week when I took this set and I realised that if I didn't get out and capture it in spite of the conditions, all the cherry blossom would be gone from this, my favourite cherry tree, for this year. So off I went, wrapped up in several windproof layers and got what I could of the blossom and the tree, both of which were dancing around like a Whirling Dervish! Shutter speed priority comes in very handy in conditions like this!

I was right to go out and capture this when I did because on the next day it was a very sorry sight and now is almost bereft of blossom. The pink cherry blossom is just coming out on the other, much less attractive trees so maybe I might capture something of them.

15 shots as usual and again as usual V1 is not my favourite but the one that makes the best thumbnail. I will leave you to guess which one is my favourite, and to choose your own if you have one. Thanks for looking and I hope that you enjoy at least some of them.

This will be my last post until next Wednesday when I will be posting something that is part of a very exciting project so watch this space. After that nothing for several weeks as we are off to Spain for a fortnight - whoopee!

Tags: Photo journalism Flowers and plants

Voters: ColouredImages, digital_boi, franken and 69 more

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digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
25 Apr 2014 12:08PM
Very fine set

franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2014 12:19PM
A really lovely set here.

banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4233 Canada
25 Apr 2014 12:28PM
Excellent close-ups.


barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2014 12:42PM
ade123 8 285 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2014 12:48PM
A fantastic set of images Lynne beautifully presented V6 for me but all are fantastic

Brian65 12 2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2014 1:48PM
15 fantastic images Lynne, you work so hard, thank you for sharing them.
graceland 16 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2014 2:10PM
Great picture and thank you for the mod BRILL
Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2014 2:24PM
They are all beautiful Lynne.....cant choose a faveGrinGrinGrin
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
25 Apr 2014 2:32PM
What a most beautiful set of images, Lynne, can't pick a favourite, love 'em all Smile Carol
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
25 Apr 2014 2:55PM
A very beautiful collection, Lynne, all delightful, and hard to choose my fave...but do rather like V9 & V15.... Wink
Trev Smile
colijohn 9 59 2 Netherlands
25 Apr 2014 3:30PM
Beautiful set of images, I just love blossom trees it's just pity they don't stay bloom longer.
I've taken the liberty of making a couple of mods. I hope you like them.

Pollyjc Junior Member 7 5 England
25 Apr 2014 3:52PM
Thank you for bringing in the sunshine on such a gloomy day here! Fabulous set, they're all my favourites!!
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
25 Apr 2014 3:52PM
Well lit and coloured this set Lynne.
I have bin looking at these for ages,
but still cannot decide which is your favourite though !!
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2014 4:23PM
Everyone a winner, Lynne although I kept coming back to V6 - my favourite.

LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2014 4:39PM
Love the mods! Isn't it delightful to see things through the eyes of others?
Niknut Plus
11 2.9k 82 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2014 4:53PM
Beautiful !!....lovely crisp shot !!
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
25 Apr 2014 5:01PM
A lovely set
gajewski 16 10 9 United States
25 Apr 2014 5:07PM
I like them all. 5 and 9 might be my favs.
capto Plus
9 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2014 6:25PM
An impressive set, everyone a gem.Smile

25 Apr 2014 6:29PM
A beautiful set Lynne, and very nicely presented. V1 being the perfect lead picture.

John Smile
ColleenA Plus
8 481 7 Australia
25 Apr 2014 6:32PM
Wow....a feast for the eyes...what an excellent set...Besides V1 the other favourites are 6 8 9...and
V11 for a nice composition and then the last two are also wonderful...all winners here
cabbie Plus
14 31 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2014 7:11PM
As always a cracking set Lynne

LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2014 7:15PM
YAY, my very first GEA! Thrilled to bits!
GarrathE 12 4 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2014 7:28PM
Torn between versions 6 and 9! Lovely set. Each year's set is a distinct treasured memory.
12 10 10 England
25 Apr 2014 7:29PM
V4, V6 and V9 are the ones for me Lynne but the whole set is very beautiful. Your GEA is well deserved - congratulations.
25 Apr 2014 7:36PM
A wonderful set V11 for me.
25 Apr 2014 8:04PM
Quality and quantity united at the highest level, Lynne!
Stunning photography!

pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2214 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2014 8:10PM
V5 for me.
You must be thrilled with the GEA, well done.
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
25 Apr 2014 8:55PM
What a set of images

netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
25 Apr 2014 9:34PM
V11 For me,but I love them all,
A brilliant set,and well done on GEA from ColleenSmile
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2014 10:00PM
Congrats on the GEA - very hard to choose between this gorgeous images of Cherry Blossom -
It is great to see the full tree in V3 - often difficult to do that with a good composition.
Amazingly sharp despite the gale. V6 and V9 have some extra appeal possibly because of the borders?
Can't wait to see the 'project' before the Chilli Jam sessions!
Kate GrinGrinGrin
annettep38 9 220 42 Luxembourg
25 Apr 2014 11:18PM
there is justice in awards after all!!
well done! hava a glass on me Smile
1 and 8 are my favourites but then it is really hard to choose!
fentiger 19 920 24 England
26 Apr 2014 7:24AM
A delightful Springtime Special.

Bantu 7 7 1 India
26 Apr 2014 7:37AM
Fantastic,superb capture,superb creation.

mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
26 Apr 2014 7:47AM
Superb work Lynne, very worthy of a GEA.

yestermusic 10 2 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2014 7:57AM
Lovely set Lynne. Your note about the blossom being under attack by the elements seems to happen each year, no sooner are the prettier blossoms out that they are set upon by wind and rain!

Best wishes

ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
26 Apr 2014 8:41AM
It's all been said - a wonderful set!
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2014 12:57PM
What a lovely set - Nick and I did something similar last weekend! V11 gets my vote.
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
26 Apr 2014 2:47PM
Despite the conditions, you braved the elements and captured the beauty of this spring blossom so well, Lynne: wonderful detail and for me V 1 and V 11 are the favourites but it's a hard choice. As you indicated, you cannot put off a day as wind can strip the blossom so quickly. I feel it is such a pity that all this beauty is so evanescent, but by recording it in this way one can continue to enjoy it at other seasons.
bobsblues 11 10 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2014 4:03PM
Stunning set Lynne well taken.
kojak 8 14 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2014 6:26PM
Lovely set of photos
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2014 7:42PM
I wouldn't have missed this set for the world Lynne, absolutely magical as always
xwang 12 56 8
27 Apr 2014 10:58AM
A beautiful set, Lynne. Wonderful colour, light and clarity, nice presentation, delightful! Your really get out the most of spring.. I'm amazed that you could get out that much from one tree. I saw a flower tree in the street yesterday, stared at it for a while, even with camera in hand... but didn't make a photo. Great work, very well done. Take care, getting well soon and have a nice holiday, Lynne.
27 Apr 2014 8:39PM
Pure white and beautiful! --- Jukka.
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
28 Apr 2014 9:43AM
First off, CONGRATS ON THE GEA!!! Very cool SmileSmile And very well deserved.

Second, yeah, I see what you mean about the eyecatchingness of V1 as a thumbnail!

I am so glad you struck while the iron hot bloom, Lynne. It would've been a crying shame to have missed these while waiting for ideal conditions. You've done this tree proud and it's very hard to choose a favourite. I REALLY like the flower-frame combo in 9, 10 and 13, by the way.

My fave pics here are 1, 3, 6 and 10. Ooh...and 13. Is yours 13?

PaulMillar 9 83 2 Scotland
28 Apr 2014 11:20AM
Stunning against that sky, lovely detail and a super comp.

LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2014 2:40PM
My favourite is one that nobody else has chosen which just goes to prove that we are all different.
28 Apr 2014 8:24PM
15 stunning images!!!
cheesey 15 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2014 8:41PM
What a lovely set of images, all with lovely light and detail. Very nicely captured.
Jocelia 9 2 1 Australia
29 Apr 2014 4:40AM
What a beautiful set Lynne it would be hard to pick a favourite,
I do like the landscape V3 though…..WinkWinkWink
termite53 8 8 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2014 1:56PM
Wonderful set Lynne, enjoy your break
Richsr 14 91 223 England
1 May 2014 10:56AM
See we were both attracted to the blossom and blue sky Lynne.
Congrats on the GEA
accipiter 11 61 England
2 May 2014 7:45AM
Great set here Lynne. V1 and V5 for tops for me. A
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
5 May 2014 12:03PM
Excellent images... I love the subject, the sharpness quality and the colour contrasts!
tonyng Plus
11 11 3 United Kingdom
6 May 2014 5:12PM
A lovely set Lynne.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
7 May 2014 7:18PM
What a beautiful set of blossom images Lynne, as always it is gone to soon. V1 and v6 are my favourites, the blossom stands out so well against that clear blue sky
Drighlynne 10 131 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2014 8:45AM
A beautiful set of shots, content, colour, contrast.

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