Trey Foerster  

Skunk-Foster Apple Blossom by Trey Foerster

June 2021 - Skunk-Foster Apple Blossom

June 2021 - Trey Foerster


About the Image(s)

There are two fruit trees within the Skunk-Foster State Natural Area and in mid-May one of them was full of white blossoms “ and a vast amount of all sorts of bees causing a very noticeable deep hum. A point of sun pierced through the tree to illuminate one specific flower on a branch towards the backside of the tree. This isolated illuminated bloom was more spectacular in beauty than the entire tree seen 10 yards out. Technical: ISO 400, f/11, 1/200 sec., +1 step exposure bias, center weighted average meeting, 200mm focal length. The light caught my eye and enticed me to shoot this image. When I got it into post processing, a closer crop was warranted to bring out the red and pink and detail of the blossoms. Standard PS and LR processing then did the enhancements of lighting and shadow in LR, finally applied a vignette.

6 comments posted

Sophie Pouillon
I really like the softness of this picture. The focal length and depth of field seem ideal in this picture. A particular emotion comes out of this image like a furtive moment captured by the photographer's eye. The ephemeral nature of these blooms adds to the subtlety of the image.   Posted: 06/06/2021 01:23:46
Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Very nice photo Trey. I like the lighting, cropping, and the subtle colors. Tack sharp and an overall beautiful shot.   Posted: 06/18/2021 09:57:38

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
A great image Trey. The way you have used the light striking that one bloom really makes us look at that spot, while the subdued lighting on the rest of the shrub gives us detail in this setting. The little bit of red tucked away in the background brings an added bonus of colour to the image. And your cropping has presented your final image very well with un-necessary arears removed. Kudos. You really must tell me what that means.   Posted: 06/07/2021 06:12:20
Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Kudos in North America means compliments or congratulations. Thanks for you kind words!   Posted: 06/07/2021 09:20:51
Henriette Brasseur   Henriette Brasseur
The lighting in the image is soft and subdued while the right amount of lighting is on the flower of interest. I like the lovely pink bud peeking out from behind the flower. Side lighting is beautiful in this image. Just as a suggestion, I might have tried playing around and removing the one bright red bud so the eye could focus on the white flower with the pink bud behind it though the image is excellent as is. Well done.   Posted: 06/09/2021 09:57:00

Heidi Egerman   Heidi Egerman
This is very nice Trey. The light draws your eye into the image to wander around a bit. The image and your post processing make this image very peaceful and calming. And a really great composition.   Posted: 06/11/2021 14:31:44


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