Spring Cherry Blossoms


Shot with a new camera/lens. The Olympus OM-D and the Panasonic 25mm F1.4. The OM-D and it’s lenses are roughly 1/3 to 1/4 the size and weight of my Canon. This is the first mirror less camera that I’ve felt has had the image quality and lens selection to rival the DSLRS. For the more difficult hands on scrambling, this is the camera I plan to bring with me from now on.

By | 2013-04-26T08:51:27+00:00 April 7th, 2013|Landscapes|26 Comments


  1. Bokehenstein April 7, 2013 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Yup, the small stuff these days is great! I dumped all my large Nikon stuff quite a while ago and never looked back!

  2. Jared van Bergen April 7, 2013 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Great shot, impressive detail for a mirror less camera. Nice job!

  3. Nadia April 7, 2013 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    One of my favorite flowers…. just beautiful.

  4. Gorgeous!
    In California, they started almost two months ago.:-) http://farawaypeachgarden.com/2013/02/22/spring-cherry-plum-blossoms/

  5. Suzy D April 7, 2013 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    I am highly offended/sad that you didn’t use a DSLR, but at the same time, that shit is heavy.

  6. mhasegawa April 7, 2013 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    It must be spring.

  7. Vibeke Henriette April 7, 2013 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Love the feeling of spring here… 🙂

  8. Donkey Whisperer Farm April 7, 2013 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    One of my favorite times of the year is spring, love all the flowers. Thank you for sharing with us.

  9. Kem April 7, 2013 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    thank you for this sensational reminder of spring…

  10. deWriterMD April 7, 2013 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on MetaRead360 Small Press presents and commented:
    Obviously not from DC…our blossoms haven’t peaked out yet!

  11. greenmackenzie April 7, 2013 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Beautiful blossom, I wish it would hurry up and arrive here 🙂 can’t wait to see more results from your new camera

  12. Simply gorgeous!

  13. YellowCable April 7, 2013 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    This is another example of OM-D that I’ve just seen in the past week. Both are awesome!

  14. Rita Jannusch McKenzie April 7, 2013 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    Explain what you mean by “difficult hands on scrambling”.

  15. araelysia April 7, 2013 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    Wow, these are beautiful 🙂

  16. Digout Business Solutions April 7, 2013 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    One of my favourite times of the year. =)

  17. silkpurseproductions April 7, 2013 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful. A sure sign of spring

  18. uniquelyrussell April 7, 2013 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    You’re a bit further ahead than Yorkshire in England, we’ve not got much blossom going on. C’mon Spring!

  19. Ave Valencia April 7, 2013 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the insight.

  20. Kai April 11, 2013 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    wow! you are an amazing photogropher! i love your blog!

  21. Maria April 11, 2013 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    We don’t have like option anymore??

  22. David April 12, 2013 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Very pretty.

    It’s nice to see Spring is somewhere. We’re having a hard time getting rid of winter here in Colorado.

  23. mflahertyphoto April 12, 2013 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Haha a friend of mine is a rep for Panasonic and boy does he ever beat the drum for mirrorless. When I want to go light I just take my Canon w/o grip and a Zeiss 50 manual focus. If I want to go superlight I take the point and shoot. Quality is okay, but not excellent. Haven’t really tried mirrorless yet.

  24. Peter Anderson April 23, 2013 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    I have recently purchased the Nikon 1 V2 & three lenses giving me a 18mm to 300mm range (35mm format equivalent) and it’s great to walk around with this 690 grams system compared to my Nikon D700 & three lenses, which weigh in at 5,500 grams. On a recent trip to Australia I took only the Nikon 1, but on my upcoming trip to the Lake District I will also take my D700 kit. The Nikon 1 system gives very good quality but the D700 gives fantastic quality.

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  26. asuka11 May 9, 2013 at 1:05 am - Reply

    Beautiful, pure & happy.

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