Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Oregon State Capitol Mall

Out looking for something to do, kill time while my wife is at the spa, I happened upon the cherry blossoms and blue skies at the capitol mall. I have lived in Oregon all my life, except while in the military, and I have never seen the cherry trees in their full glory before. It was incredible, awesome and spectacular all at once. there were quite a few of us out with our cameras this day. I with my fisheye (again) but most other shooters had a longer lens. I would not have shot it any other way. :-) the next day it rained and has been pretty much every day sense. As always, click on the image to see a larger view then click on the left or right for previous or next.






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11 comments:

Clytie said...

I love this view with the fisheye! What a cool new perspective ... especially the fountain in the first shot.

Dimple said...

Beautifully unusual shots. I like them all!

2sweetnsaxy said...

All of those cherry blossoms... just beautiful! Cool lens. :-)

Rebecca said...

I was in Philly at Fairmount Park this weekend for the Cherry Blossom Festivities and our trees were in full bloom too. It was wonderful!

ewok1993 said...

beautiful shots. i like the fisheye shot too.

STEF said...

I love 'em all! Aside from the fact that the place is already beautiful, you were so creative to have used fisheye! Awesome! Here's my entry. Hope you can also check it out. Thanks!

Marka said...

Cherry blossom season! Great photographs!

Greyscale Territory said...

A glorious sense of energised light in these photos! Simply stunning!

jeannette said...

Stunning captures! My favorite is the second pic!

Firefly said...

Your fish eye is coming in very handy. I can see spring has well and truly set in if I look at the blossoms on the trees.

My garden haven said...

I love the fisheye effect for these fotos.Makes me do a double take.
Rosie