Back to a Spring photo to brighten up the past few dreary days. In mid-April, I noticed that the cherry blossom tree on the corner of Pleasant and Maple streets had reached full bloom. I had photographed the Welcome to the Town of Marblehead sign before highlighting the anchor in the foreground and the flowering bush on the right. I decided to use the cherry blossom as a background with this image.
What should have taken mere minutes ended up with me standing in the middle of the crosswalk (at the barrier) for over 30 minutes waiting for the right light. The skies were partly cloudy and, as I got in position, became mostly cloudy right where the sun was. When I did get some decent light, I would also have a run of traffic that would reflect off the sign and show up in my shot. Timing and patience were the key to get this just as I had envisioned it.