Earlier today, I was looking outside at my parents’ cherry tree and noticed some pretty good lighting on its blossoms. I decided to grab my camera and take some pictures, noting due to the sun to reduce my ISO to 100 and make sure my aperture was nice and open for the effect I was going for. Since it’s a fairly tall tree, I decided to opt for my 75-300mm lens.

What I forgot to do was change my white balance. I had it set for the tungsten/incandescent lighting. I thought, “no big deal, I’m shooting in RAW, I’ll fix it in processing.”

When I saw the result of my mistake, I realized that would be an even bigger mistake to try to fix it. So, a little contrast adjustment, a little noise reduction, a little sharpness, and an awesome picture. From “oops” to “WOW!”

This was the first shot. I have yet to get through the other pictures, but I couldn’t be happier with this result.

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