April 12-Spring #1

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Japanese Maple, Los Angeles, California

Nikon D600 : 50mm : shutter 1/250 : aperture f/2.8: ISO 1400

A month has passed and I’ve been working insane hours in the studio. Meanwhile, spring is here…well, in LA right now it feels a lot like summer. Last week we saw temperatures that were far too high for this time of year. The Japanese Maple in our yard is blooming but it is not very healthy. This tree has struggled from the beginning and I think it need to move to a more shaded area of the garden. None the less, I love the colour and structure of this tree and hopefully a move will hep it blossom into a healthy specimen. I took this one night as the light was quickly fading, bathing the yard in a lovely golden cast.