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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 www.paulchong.photoshelter.com

Copyright © 2012, Paul Chong Photography, All rights reserved.

Email: paulchongphotography@gmail.com

China Contact: +86 1376 4064 081 (GMT +8 hours)


11 responses

  1. Perfect composition!

    March 24, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    • Thank you 🙂

      March 24, 2012 at 11:15 pm

  2. Beautiful!

    March 28, 2012 at 9:58 pm

  3. Jona Bering | Backpacking with a Book

    It’s my dream to touch the petals of cherry blossoms. They look so delicate.

    March 29, 2012 at 12:34 pm

  4. G

    the pictures appear to be 3D. wow

    April 5, 2012 at 2:29 am

  5. really look like watercolor oriental painting 😀

    April 15, 2012 at 12:13 am

  6. Wow – these photos are lovely. They certainly look like a painting rather than the real thing.

    April 22, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    • Thank you Evelyn.

      April 22, 2012 at 10:40 pm

  7. This turned out very nice 🙂 Congratulations!

    May 7, 2012 at 1:39 am

    • Thank you!

      May 7, 2012 at 9:27 pm

  8. From Japan. Thank you for visiting my blog.  It seems to be Japan completely.

    August 10, 2012 at 7:11 am

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