Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I Have An Addiction


If you were to look around Research Park or the university campus near my house at sunrise or sunset on a spring morning, you'd see the usual stuff- families out walking, joggers, people driving too and from work...

And a crazy girl out taking photos of trees.


That crazy girl would be me. Hi, my name is Melissa, and I'm addicted to cherry blossoms.


This is the time of the year when I'm up before dawn (okay, so I do that anyway to go to the gym), chasing the "good light" in the photographer's golden hour that only happens during two short periods of each day.


I'll take literally hundreds of photos in the fleeting week or two that these lovely trees are blooming.


And then I'll edit some of them mercilessly, pulling out every trick available to me in Lightroom (with the help of Totally Rad Presets- love them!). Some will end up looking normal, and some will get the vintage treatment. A few might even get printed. :)


I spend the whole of the month of February looking forward to this time, but I'm never sad when it's gone because summer is close on its heels.