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Flowering Tree with Sunburst

Postby Charles Haacker » Tue May 02, 2017 3:21 pm

ImageChateau la Fleur by Charles Haacker, on Flickr

Made this almost a month ago on the grounds of my new abode in Lincoln, NE. I have no clue what the tree is (crabapple maybe?) but these things don't last more than a few days. I wandered underneath with the back light (There Is No Light Like Back Light :) ) and saw the sunlight filtering through. It's cropped to a 16x9 so it makes pretty good wallpaper.

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Re: Flowering Tree with Sunburst

Postby Didereaux » Tue May 02, 2017 4:14 pm

reminds me of the Prairie Fire Crabapple. Nice shot.
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Re: Flowering Tree with Sunburst

Postby LindaShorey » Tue May 02, 2017 5:38 pm

Beautiful colors, Chuck. I adore backlighting as well; it's addictive :) I love that you filled the frame and that the perspective allows us to feel we're underneath this stunning canopy of blossoms.
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Re: Flowering Tree with Sunburst

Postby Charles Haacker » Tue May 02, 2017 5:51 pm

Didereaux wrote:reminds me of the Prairie Fire Crabapple. Nice shot.

I think you nailed it, Didereaux, and many thanks. I looked it up and I think it is a Prairie Fire. I have to 'fess up that I, um, somewhat enhanced the saturation so that strong purply pink is a little more than it really was. The poetic license thing. But the blossoms are 5-petals, red, with the little golden rays of the pistil, and Nebraska is pretty much the hub of the prairie, sooooo... :|
LindaShorey wrote:Beautiful colors, Chuck. I adore backlighting as well; it's addictive :) I love that you filled the frame and that the perspective allows us to feel we're underneath this stunning canopy of blossoms.

Thank you so much, Linda. :goon:
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Re: Flowering Tree with Sunburst

Postby Didereaux » Tue May 02, 2017 6:44 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:
Didereaux wrote:reminds me of the Prairie Fire Crabapple. Nice shot.

I think you nailed it, Didereaux, and many thanks. I looked it up and I think it is a Prairie Fire. I have to 'fess up that I, um, somewhat enhanced the saturation so that strong purply pink is a little more than it really was. The poetic license thing. But the blossoms are 5-petals, red, with the little golden rays of the pistil, and Nebraska is pretty much the hub of the prairie, sooooo... :|



Figured as much on the color! ;) What the hell, they aren't charging for artistic licenses yet ...so we are good to go. ')
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Re: Flowering Tree with Sunburst

Postby St3v3M » Wed May 10, 2017 2:29 am

Charles Haacker wrote:Made this almost a month ago on the grounds of my new abode in Lincoln, NE. I have no clue what the tree is (crabapple maybe?) but these things don't last more than a few days. I wandered underneath with the back light (There Is No Light Like Back Light :) ) and saw the sunlight filtering through. It's cropped to a 16x9 so it makes pretty good wallpaper.
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This is an image I shouldn't like for it's overwhelming color, but like you said There Is No Light Like Back Light and as Linda said it's addictive :)

Thank you for posting this here and for taking poetic license in all you do! S-
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