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Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park, NJ by Pinaki Sarkar

May 2022 - Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park, NJ

About the Image(s)

Technical: Nikon
Metering: Matrix
Shot Handheld

Post Processing: Processing through Lightroom to bring the mood.

Background Information:
Here's a little-known fact: New Jersey has more cherry trees than Washington, D.C. Every spring, residents and visitors alike can see the largest cherry blossom collection in the United States.

Each year, thousands of visitors are awed by the exquisite colors of pink and white. The park first adopted a pink and white hue in 1927, when Caroline Bamberger Fuld donated 2,000 cherry blossom trees to the Essex County Parks system in memory of her late husband.

Branch Brook Park also holds the distinction of being the first county park in the United States opened to the public. It was designed by the famed Olmsted Brothers landscape architectural firm, established by the sons and successors of Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of Central Park in New York City.

2 comments posted

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
A most lovely image ! Beautiful color contrasts ! Maybe try a version with the tree coming out of the left side???   Posted: 05/10/2022 15:39:25

Marcus Miller   Marcus Miller
Well captured. I like the contrast with the tree trunk and the frame filled with cherry blossoms.   Posted: 05/23/2022 15:33:45


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