Shooting Cherry Blossom That Looks Like Watercolor Painting

Spring, a great time of the year to shoot Cherry Blossom! Instead of shooting with macro or regular landscape view, this time I wanted to try shooting from a different perspective and style. That is, shooting the photos to resemble a Chinese way of watercolor painting. No Photoshop, but just original photo.

The day is hazy and misty with thick cloud above. So I took this opportunity, found myself a nice spot under the tree, with an intention to shoot upwardly towards the flowers with sky as backdrop (it’s going to give me a white background instead of blue sky). I purposely reduce the shutter speed to create a wash-out and fading away effect into the bright background. This resemble the base of a paper for the painting. The dark brown/ black branches resemble the skillfulness of an artist brush stroke. This creates a strong contrast with the white sky, and the flowers… stand out vividly and amazingly striking.

So, here’s the result, hope this work. Enjoy!!!

Nature Fine Art and Stock Photography

Flower Fine Art Nature and Stock Photography

Flower Fine Art and Stock Photograhy


Check out the link below for more of my beautiful flower photography artworks.

1. Season of Flowers, Teeming With Life

2. Elegance Like a Crown, Macro Photography

3. Dream Day Sunny Sunflowers

4. Beauty of Flowers

“or see all my fine art flower collection at my online gallery here



Paul Chong is a landscape fine art photographer base in Shanghai, China. He is dedicated to capture the beauty of nature scenery in which he also creates colorful fine art photograph for sale in various format and sizes, featuring museum archival quality fine print. Some of his work can be seen published in various magazine, website, event brochure and flyer.

He owned a collection of magnificent artwork which can be seen by visiting his online gallery at

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