Spring in Richmond 2015

Spring time is a glorious time of the year. Cherry blossoms are a sure sign of warmer weather and flowers are coming. This is at Brown Island down at the river in the city. Blossoms add a nice back drop and they are easy to get to even so close the the center of the city. Plenty of people out enjoying the weather.

Taken with Fujica AX-3 on Velvia 50.



Cherry Blossoms Velvia

Blossoms were great this year, here are a few blossoms that I took my my Fujica AX-3 on Velvia 50 fujifilm. I wish there was more pink here in Richmond but most of them were white or slight pink. There is quite enough places to see blossoms in Richmond. These were taken at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Lakeside. The gardens had installed Cherry trees all around the pond which is new this year. They are not all that amazing but in a few years when they grow and become larger they will be great.


Some blossoms had fallen on the pond in the Japanese garden…

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Thanks for looking.

Blurry Rhododendron on the Creek

Blurry Rhododendron

Walking along Wilson Creek in Grayson Highland State Park. It is a magical trail that follows these slightly falling creek lined with moss, rocks and these Rhododendron that hang out over the water. It was humid and the steadiness sound of falling water was the backdrop. There were probably at least 20 different types of moss I saw that lined the trail. I snapped this picture with my Fujica AX-3 with a 50mm DM 1.6 lens shot on Fujicolor 200. Shot at f1.6

Italian Water Gardens at Longwood


The Water Garden at Longwood Gardens are nice and symmetrical. Pierre DuPont designed the entire gardens and calculated the hydraulics of the water. Another interesting part is that he made the back pools 14 feet long to make it look symmetrical from the viewing point. It has been there since 1927. I took this picture on a slight overcast day with my Fujica AX-3 on Fujicolor 200.