Monday, May 09, 2011

Project365 128: Sakura Photo Walk - A return to High Park

Ashok and I returned to High Park for a sun rise photo walk. We wanted to get some good images of the Cherry Blossoms (Sakura) which were at their peak. We had a good day and left as the crowds were beginning to build. Below are my picks with my favourite being "Sakura II". These Cherry trees were a gift from Japan.

(Facebook viewers, might like to follow the link to the original post to see the images in a larger format.)


Sakura I
1/80 f/8 ISO 400 EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @ 105 mm Canon EOS 40D
High Park,Toronto,Ontario

The next picture is my top pick from the day. I really like the golden hues as a background. Right at sun rise time the blossoms are still shaded in blue as the trees as in a valley. About 60 minutes after sun rise (according to the book) is when the sunlight hits the blossoms. In this case the blossoms are some what shaded still, but the opposite shore of Grenadier Pond is getting the sun light.


Sakura II
1/250 f/8 ISO 400 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM @ 195 mm Canon EOS 40D
High Park,Toronto,Ontario


Sakura III
1/80 f/8 ISO 400 EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @ 105 mm Canon EOS 40D
High Park,Toronto,Ontario


Sakura IV
1/250 f/4.5 ISO 125 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM @ 70 mm Canon EOS 40D
High Park,Toronto,Ontario

Sakura V is an example of the warm sun light hitting some blossoms, while others are still in blue shade.


Sakura V
1/320 f/5.6 ISO 400 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +2.0x @ 145 mm Canon EOS 40D
High Park,Toronto,Ontario


Sakura VI
1/100 f/32 ISO 800 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM @ 190 mm Canon EOS 40D
High Park,Toronto,Ontario


Sakura VII
1/80 f/32 ISO 800 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM @ 190 mm Canon EOS 40D
High Park,Toronto,Ontario

This took some patience as they were numerous tourists by the time I took this shot. I had to wait until they walked behind the trunks.


Cherry Trees
1/160 f/5.6 ISO 640 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM @ 110 mm Canon EOS 40D
High Park,Toronto,Ontario


Willow
1/250 f/8 ISO 400 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM @ 70 mm Canon EOS 40D
High Park,Toronto,Ontario


Male Wood Duck
1/400 f/8 ISO 500 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +2.0x @ 380 mm Canon EOS 40D
High Park,Toronto,Ontario


Female Wood Duck
1/100 f/8 ISO 800 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM @ 190 mm Canon EOS 40D
High Park,Toronto,Ontario


Wood Duck Pair
1/80 f/8 ISO 400 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +2.0x @ 385 mm Canon EOS 40D
High Park,Toronto,Ontario


Wood Ducks on the Look Out
1/80 f/8 ISO 800 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +2.0x @ 380 mm Canon EOS 40D
High Park,Toronto,Ontario

We walked past this goose several times - always with one foot off the ground. I don't study Yoga, but it looks like there are poses named after geese.


Yoga Goose
1/250 f/4.5 ISO 400 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM @ 185 mm Canon EOS 40D
High Park,Toronto,Ontario


Cormorant
1/200 f/8 ISO 800 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +2.0x @ 385 mm Canon EOS 40D
High Park,Toronto,Ontario


Duck
1/200 f/8 ISO 400 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +2.0x @ 140 mm Canon EOS 40D
High Park,Toronto,Ontario

Another golden hued image I love. Have you ever heard a swan fly - those massive wings make quite a thump-thump sound, not at all like the flap-flap-flap of a duck.


On Golden Pond
1/80 f/8 ISO 400 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +2.0x @ 380 mm Canon EOS 40D
High Park,Toronto,Ontario


A Nest for Two
1/1250 f/8 ISO 400 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +2.0x @ 380 mm Canon EOS 40D
High Park,Toronto,Ontario

Anybody name this one?


Untitled
1/400 f/8 ISO 800 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +2.0x @ 375 mm Canon EOS 40D
High Park,Toronto,Ontario

Time to fly - see you tomorrow.


Goose in Flight
1/1600 f/5.6 ISO 400 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +2.0x @ 385 mm Canon EOS 40D
High Park,Toronto,Ontario
Post a Comment