Cherry Blossoms in #BlackandWhite, Newark, #NJ (#Photo of the Day) #nature #photography

Branch Brook Park in Newark, NJ, is known for its gorgeous cherry blossoms.  Some say the park has more cherry trees than Washington, DC. Others say it comes very close.

First Trip to This Park

Whatever the case, I’m so glad I visited this gorgeous park recently. What’s crazy is that although I live nearby, this was the first time I made the trip.

I saw many gorgeous cherry blossoms–and took hundreds of photographs. Many were pink, quite a few were white and some were red (still hadn’t peaked).

At this point, you’ve probably seen hundreds of cherry blossom photos. It is spring, after all. So…I thought I’d present to you a black and white photo. Why not, right? This was a tree with white blossoms on it. I liked the contrast and I found the photo to be trippy.

Cherry Blossoms, Newark, NJ

Cherry Blossoms, Newark, NJ

Photographic Details

Camera: Olympus X-Z 1
F stop: 4.5
Shutter: 1/1000
ISO: 100
Filter: Grainy b/w art filter; blur added to edges in post-processing

Your Thoughts/Reactions?

Are you a fan of cherry blossoms? Do you go out of your way to visit parks that have them? Which parks do you visit?

What do you think of b/w photos of subjects that tend to be colorful?

In this case, I took a b/w shot of a tree with white flowers. However, I also took many b/w photos of the pink and red trees, as well.  Do you tend to stick with color if the object is colorful? Why/why not?

Can’t Get Enough?

Want to see more black and white photos of the cherry blossoms at Branch Brook Park in Newark? Click here.

Want to see more photos from around the world? Here are the other ‘photos of the day‘ (people, places and things) from several continents.

Like unusual photos? Check out my ‘trippy travel photos.’ The post begins as a game and ends as a learning experience. Enjoy!

5 Responses to Cherry Blossoms in #BlackandWhite, Newark, #NJ (#Photo of the Day) #nature #photography
  1. Maria
    April 28, 2013 | 10:40 am

    LOVE this photo! You know I think they’re prettier (more dramatic) in B/W – I can see the blossoms in more detail. Great idea and nice return to “older” styles.
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    • CB Driver
      April 29, 2013 | 7:15 pm

      Hi, Maria. Thanks so much! I like the drama and intensity of b/w, too. Very cool. Glad you liked this!

  2. chinamatt
    April 29, 2013 | 6:15 pm

    I worked in Newark right out of college and I still live nearby, but I’ve never been to Branch Brook Park. Every year I tell myself that I’m going…
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    • CB Driver
      April 29, 2013 | 7:16 pm

      Hi, Matt. Did you really? Funny how that happens, huh? :)

  3. Hogga
    April 30, 2013 | 9:06 pm

    love it!

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