Spring Orchard

Winter might still rule in other places, but here in California Spring is at its peak! Just like about everyone else I enjoy warm rays of sun and gardens in bloom but I personally dislike same-old, boring pictures of flowers... The question remains: how, without being redundant and obvious, show the beauty of the Nature and convey the feel of springtime?

I experimented with ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) technique which I believe is well suited to add more painterly look and beautifully render botanical subjects. I am very happy with the results!

All images taken during a day trip to Filoli Gardens in Woodside, CA.