Red Blossoms | April 28, 2004

red blossoms

Posted at April 28, 2004 8:56 AM


DarkBlue said on April 28, 2004 1:46 PM

Beautiful photograph Andy.

The signs of spring are all around. In my garden both the cherry tree and the willows look stunning. They take my breath away every time I look at them.

Rafal said on April 28, 2004 4:01 PM

Nice! Here in Edmonton, Canada, we had 22(71.6F) degrees celsius 2 days ago, now it’s -1(30.2F)…

Michael Heilemann said on April 28, 2004 4:14 PM

Wallpaper resolution by any chance? :)

Andy Budd said on April 28, 2004 8:15 PM

I’ll get round to it eventually, I promise. However I’ll need to re-scan the image to get it at a sufficient res for your monitor. Bloody designers with their big screens. Why couldn’t you have 1024×768 like everybody else :-)

Sian said on April 28, 2004 9:47 PM

I was just commenting yesterday to my Mother on how I’ve seen a profusion of Cherry Blossom’s around town this year. So beautiful.

Robin said on April 28, 2004 10:48 PM

Andy what sort of camera do you use?

Andy Budd said on April 28, 2004 11:38 PM

See this post

Peter Zignego said on April 29, 2004 12:57 AM

Rather, not bloody designers with their big screens…

It’s the people who run small resolutions that plague us all:P

Oh, and how I wish I could say it was warm and there were buds on the trees over by me. But it’s cold, windy and rainy. Stupid Wisconsin weather.

Robin said on April 29, 2004 6:11 PM

Thanks Andy - nice camera. I was wondering if it was digital, as it’s damn hard to get anything approaching film “feel” with anything digital.

But the actual answer was altogether more straightforward!


Andy Budd said on April 29, 2004 8:42 PM

I know what you mean about the “feel” of film. Despite being quite techie I still like traditional film photography. However digital just has so many benefits, not least not having to wait for a week to see if your photos are any good. Also the cost of processing can be very high. When I come back of holiday, I rarely get change out of 60 for film processing and only end up with around 10 good pictures. Because of this, you are much less likely to take “risks” with film than you are with digital.

Cannon do a digital version of my film camera called the 300d which looks really nice. It uses the same CCD as the 10D which was used to take this pic. As you can see, the quality is pretty good, on screen at least. For more examples of great digital images check out Dunstan’s photo site.

Robin said on April 30, 2004 1:19 PM

Nice. For digital at the low end, I’m still impressed by a canon A-70 I picked up. One day I’ll swap my manual leica for a digital … maybe even a digital leica if I can afford it :O)

PS. Know what you mean about development! For pure dev, Thailand, Cambodia, Nepal, or wherever you happen to be, is quite good. Printing OTOH, is usually better at home. Usually …

Ian said on May 3, 2004 12:19 PM

Andy, with all these recent flowery pictures Im starting to think you are turning into a girly girl. Which is good as I will only have to install an outside ladies loo when you pitch your tent up in my garden.

xx ian