Crabapple Tree


This photo was taken on Monday as I was out running errands in the pouring rain. The fog was at higher elevations.

Camera settings and post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens with polarizing filter at 90mm, ISO 200, f/2.8, shutter 1/320s. Adjusted white balance, basic curves adjustment, color balancing.

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Beautiful low-contrast, warm-toned work. The delicate yet complex form of the tree is really something in front of the busy background. Excellent crop as well.

Posted by Andrew on April 29, 2008 12:28 AM


Posted by Gator on April 29, 2008 1:24 AM

Beautiful shot! I like the contrast between the tree and the foggy background.

Posted by yz on April 29, 2008 3:33 AM

Very smooth et zen shot. I love this one.

Posted by Tom on April 29, 2008 3:40 AM

Beautifully captured blooming of a crabapple tree. The mist gives nice boost to perspective. I like it a lot.

Posted by Tero on April 29, 2008 4:31 AM

Veiled in fog the forest does surround
This tree cloaked in pink, a sight quite profound.
Given the abundance of flowers
And the current spring showers,
The crabapple harvest should abound.

Posted by JPH on April 29, 2008 6:05 AM

Wonderful shot, I absolutely love the lighting.

Posted by Keith De-Lin on April 29, 2008 6:43 AM


Posted by laurie on April 29, 2008 7:37 AM

This is the most beautiful photo I have ever seen. Absolutely lovely!

Posted by Jen on April 29, 2008 8:17 AM

Absolutely beautiful shot - the atmosphere and lighting are both superb

Posted by Eric on April 29, 2008 10:38 AM

What a beautiful composition ! I've seen somebody who says it's a little bit zen, I agree :-)

Posted by atzu on April 29, 2008 11:10 AM

Pretty much all I can say is WOW!
I have enjoyed your photo's for a while now and I think this is a beautifully composed photo.

Posted by photoquarium on April 29, 2008 11:17 AM

Moody and beautiful. Makes me want to live where you are :)

Posted by teresa on April 29, 2008 11:46 AM

How can you shoot such excellent picture while running errands in the pouring rain?

Posted by Luisa on April 29, 2008 1:02 PM

wow - atmosphere and mystery! This is stunning Kathleen. One of your best for me in a while :)

Posted by Craig Wilson on April 29, 2008 1:54 PM


Posted by Diane - Daily Walks on April 29, 2008 2:21 PM

Hauntingly beautiful-love the mood of this.

Posted by Susan on April 29, 2008 3:08 PM

Velvety smooth and luscious

Posted by David on April 29, 2008 5:36 PM

Very awesome, love it.

Posted by Jeff Ambrose on April 29, 2008 6:39 PM

this is beautiful! I wanna sit under it and have a picnic!

Posted by Jenn on April 29, 2008 7:11 PM

Gorgeous, what an atmosphere. A beautiful image.

Posted by 360 PIxels on April 29, 2008 7:49 PM

Oh my goodness. This is beautiful. Love it.

Posted by hwalk on April 29, 2008 8:32 PM


Posted by Otto K. on April 29, 2008 9:21 PM

The trees in the background w/ all there tops are so beautiful .A large % of ours are snapped due to the 12/10 ice storm .

Posted by Adolph on April 29, 2008 9:24 PM

Love the pastel feel of this image, the mist/dust really adds to that. Excellent!!

Posted by Ryan R. on April 30, 2008 12:01 AM


I love all your images but this one is hard to beat. Beautiful! Tone and exposure and setting, phew it is just wonderful.


Posted by Ian Brodie on April 30, 2008 5:49 AM

The contrast of colors, the grainy texture of the fog against the tree's own soft texture just fit together so well. You never cease to amaze me...this shot is so beautiful with a slight bit of eeriness. Just wonderful.

Posted by Merritt on April 30, 2008 9:33 AM


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Posted by aminTorres on April 30, 2008 4:25 PM

WOW! I wish I could say oh I was just running errands and... ;)))))))

Posted by kayt on May 1, 2008 12:11 AM

Otherworldly. Tree of Life. Taking it to the nest level. I recently spent a few hours looking through a Digital Artist publication. Personally I liked the matte paintings best and this "real image" sets a mood that would easily have earned a "Masters" rating by the staff. (I guess the 30 preceding comments attest to the same conclusion.)

I've also been watching the "Planet Earth" series this week so this shot fits right in quality-wise......just not the same planet apparently. (Have to change the name of that tree though Kathleen, you can't have a vision like this and call it a "crabapple" anything.....really!)

Thanks for the trip to where ever it is you've taken us.

Posted by david tinnon on May 1, 2008 2:10 AM

Great colours and tones

Posted by LwS on May 1, 2008 3:48 AM

Fabulous! The pink against the grey, the large trees mimicking the shape of the dogwood. Perfect exposure and light.

Posted by Anita Bower on May 1, 2008 3:26 PM

Wow! This is truly wonderful. The tree is made even more lovely by the rain and fog. I love the warm tone too. I think this one made my week!

Posted by Laurie on May 2, 2008 8:39 AM

lovely tones, very nice. /J

Posted by minimodi on May 4, 2008 12:59 PM

Lovely Tree. I Like it

Posted by Mirco on May 6, 2008 3:16 PM

Beautiful! Love the pink of the flowers and the fog. Stunning

Posted by chiara on May 6, 2008 4:57 PM

I remember that tree ! I've seen it in my dreams ;D
A true lovely picture !

Posted by jb on May 9, 2008 7:42 AM

wow, agreed with ian.

Posted by miklos on May 10, 2008 2:01 PM

Wow, impossible good. Love the contrast in the colors !

Posted by Martin Gommel on May 19, 2008 12:38 PM

Beautiful tones and composition. One of the best pictures in your gallery.

Posted by Jim (365,000 words) on May 26, 2008 7:05 PM

WOW....great picture... It just speaks to my heart!! Gorgeous!


Posted by Anneli on June 3, 2008 6:43 AM

Kathleen this is stunning .... I need to get over there to do some photography.

Posted by james mcmanus on June 20, 2008 4:14 AM

Another absolutely gorgeous shot. I love how colour is restricted to the lower half and how effective the green is with the pink, and the little tree is contextualized with the monochrome upper portion which bears its own interest of branches in the fog. Beautiful shot!

Posted by John Zeweniuk on July 7, 2008 1:57 AM


Posted by Jesse Moscoe on July 11, 2008 10:21 AM

I am seriously in awe... I haven't seen such beautiful photographs... ever. I am a photographer also, but after looking at your work, I am overwhelmed with the feeling that I will never be that good. You are so talented! Thank you for sharing it with me.

Posted by Noelle on August 31, 2008 12:52 AM
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