I stopped outside St Anne's Park in Clontarf with the intention of taking some shots of trees in blossom. There was no shortage of opportunities. Everywhere I looked I was surrounded by magnificent displays of new life springing into being on the many trees which line the main pathway in the park. Most of the trees have helpful tags nearby for non-horticulturalists such as I, but I didn''t have anything with me to take notes. This particular specimen proved irresistable, though.
I set the camera to macro mode, stopped back by 2/3 of a stop, switched to spot metering, and zeroed in on this. I've cropped the original slightly (cutting out an additional blossom to the left). Otherwise, it's just as it came out of the camera. The photo is time-stamped at 12.16 pm on 18th April.
|camera||Canon PowerShot A620|
|exposure mode||full manual|