Thursday, March 17, 2011


Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, Canon 50mm 1.8 II, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/500 sec.
  Sunday is the first day of Spring, but today sure did feel like it was here. Even though the morning was a cool one, the temperatures rose all day long and this evening the high was around 75°F and nary a cloud in the sky.  The weekend looks to have temperature reaching close to 80°. AWRIGHT!
  It seems like the first thing that blooms as Spring inches near are the Bradford Pear Trees.  These are very early blooming trees with beautiful white petals.  Not only do they bloom early, but they lose their petals very early as well.  When these blooms fall you find out that they stink very badly.
  Our parking lot at work is lined with Bradford Pears and after they shed their petals they are everywhere and never seem to go away. Neither does the smell.
  They are beautiful to photograph though so this evening after work I loaded the fast 50 on the camera and did some up close and personal shooting of these gorgeous trees as you can see in the first and second photos I've posted.
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, Canon 50mm 1.8 II, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec.
  This evening, after taking my son to the courts to shoot hoops, on my way back home I stopped at this roadside spot that had Buttercups blooming both in yellow and white. I have been eying them for a few days now and couldn't wait any longer.
  The photo below is a shot of a couple of the yellow buttercups.
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, Canon 50mm 1.8 II, ISO 100, f/2.5, 1/800 sec.
  Spring is definitely in the air and hopefully sticking around.


  1. Awesome Jerry, how beautiful! Can you send some of that gorgeous weather up here? We're frozen! :)

  2. Very nice photos! Spring is here -- finally!

  3. Great shots, but the composition of the middle one really jumps out at me as being the real power image of the group.