Blossoms Under the Lights

This photo was taken on April 28, 2014 at 4:08 AM
The location was on the edge of a small mall in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
The "Take It!" came from seeing these trees under such bright illumination that the blossoms almost looked like they were basking in day time sun light.  Not so ! the clock told me - and the black upper border served as confirmation.   
The After Take: To the few that I have shown this to - they all agreed that it was a cool picture of blossoming trees of which we have oodles of at this time of year.  They could not discern what was so different about this shot.  When I told them it was that there was not the usual blue sky background - because the shot had been taken at night  - it was an " A hah " moment that was shared by me all over again.  
Every once in a while we are offered a picture of the usual in a different fashion.  With luck we can see what may be a subtle, or in this instance, a huge difference.
Best wishes,  

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Comments: 8
  • #1

    Sally (Thursday, 08 June 2023 17:09)

    I'm surprised this one didn't stick with me. It's beautiful!

  • #2

    Jim (Thursday, 08 June 2023 17:10)

    I vaguely remembered this picture so I went and looked at the original posting. It's been almost 10 years and I still want one lol.

  • #3

    Gpajake (Thursday, 08 June 2023 17:12)

    Woweee! This is a cool, cool photograph. The contrast between the black of night and the white of the tree is a sight to see.

  • #4

    xXRodriguezXx (Thursday, 08 June 2023 17:14)

    It's been awhile since I left a comment. I am usually a silent observer but this one warranted some praise. This is stunning!!!

  • #5

    SF1967 (Thursday, 08 June 2023 17:17)

    Hey 2014... You all have been doing this for awhile.

  • #6

    Teri (Thursday, 08 June 2023 17:21)

    Now that MHampy and I have a coworker from the science department that look at this website with us, maybe I can actually find out what they are now. Of course I have already asked him to share with everyone if he knows.

  • #7

    GeorgieProf (Thursday, 08 June 2023 17:26)

    I believe these trees are called Spring Snow Crabapples. I'd need to see a close up of the flowers to say for certain, but I am pretty sure that is what we are looking at.

  • #8

    Gabe (Thursday, 08 June 2023 17:27)

    Such a cool photo
    It would make a great desktop background.