Under the Cherry Blossoms

iPad Wallpapers on MacBreak Weekly

I heard via email and some tweets that Leo Laporte mentioned that my iPad Wallpapers on his show – that is cool! Thanks Leo! The only problem is that every time he does that, my servers crash for a little bit… We are working on a new server setup solution around here that should be a lot reliable (and help the page load faster!).

Daily Photo – Under the Cherry Blossoms

I spent a while one evening in the older Gion district of Kyoto. Everything was in full bloom and there were all kinds of interesting people and things to see. It was a bit like a perfect little Japanese fairy-land. When the breeze came along, the blossoms would fall loose and flutter down like pink soft snow. I saw this couple sitting on a small stone wall beside a little stream under some cherry trees…

I did my best to blend into the background as I slyly slid inwards with my D3S. This was shot at ISO 3200, and you can see how little noise/grain there is in the exposure.

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  • F. Santana

    Hey Trey,

    This is my first comment on your webblog, but I follow your work for a couple of weeks now and I have to say that I’ve been really impressed by all of your photos. Keep up the good work!

    Btw. Did you make this photo out of a single RAW? Just curious.

  • Hiya Trey-

    Have you seen Calvin Hollywood’s images? His method got Russell Brown from Adobe all excited. Calvin teaches his method on Youtube

    http://abduzeedo.com/30-impessive-portraits-calvin-hollywood

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr12ZfPK2co&playnext_from=TL&videos=UCkgq8R3_s4

  • Thanks!

    Santana – yes – this is a single raw photo – and thanks for taking the time to comment!

    Thomas – yes – they are amazing – I just tweeted about them! 🙂

  • casusan

    Oh love this Trey – two such beautiful people in love under the cherry blossoms – super one!

  • wow a non-HDR photo? i didn’t know you published those!
    i really love the DOF and dappled lighting on your subjects, classic work man! 😀

  • Nice image Trey! Just bought your book…wonderful stuff….

  • Nice change of pace for you, Trey. What a beautiful classic shot this is. You couldn’t have gotten a better one had they been paid models.

  • Iza

    I love the light or rather shadows on his face. For a moment, I thought you put the texture on the image! Beautiful moment.

  • Richard

    Did Trey pay these two, or what?

    Seriously, great shot. It’s a real skill to be able to get in on people like that and not make them uncomfortable or have them notice you at all.

    I haven’t quite managed that yet… :0

  • Ryan

    This is my favorite kind of travel shot- unposed, real, beautiful people, beautiful clothing, beautiful setting. Great capture Trey

  • hehe thanks everyone 🙂

  • Liz Douglas

    Your photos are always amazing and this one is no exception.

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