This is part 2 of my best of images for 2016. To recap, I am doing each image individually. The images aren’t necessarily my best or most popular, just favorites of mine or ones that have special meaning.
The next photo I choose is also a product of the warm and wet spring we had. I tried to get out and shoot as much as possible, from the wildflowers to all the local parks and gardens. This image comes from Manito Park in Spokane. It is an image of a magnolia tree in full bloom that is back lit from the setting sun. At first glance the image just looks like a typical shot of a tree. On closer inspection you will see how I tried to get as close as I could to the flowers. I used a wide angle lens to not only capture the blooming flowers but also get as much of the tree in the composition. This wasn’t easy. I had my tripod raised up as high as it could go and I was standing on my tippy toes to look through the view finder to make sure I was getting the image I wanted. This is what I came up with in the end. These beautiful trees are growing on me as a spring favorite.
Manito Magnolia in BloomWith some great early spring weather I got out and wondered around to try an capture some of the beautiful flowering trees around Spokane. I ended up in Manito Park on the South Hill. So many trees were in bloom including the Magnolia Trees. Their huge flowers make them so impressive. My thought was to try to get a wide angle close up view to really capture all the beauty of these flowering trees. The tree was backlit adding even more dramatic lighting to the scene.
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