The Rich Spring Colors of an Overcast Day

A Spring hike on an overcast day can be very productive as the light is perfectly even, creating a natural softbox.  The grounds at the Planting Fields Arboretum on Long Island are particularly spectacular with a diverse collection of trees and flowers.  

 

The Play House was built in 1915 for the Coe family's children.  Each spring, its pink facade is complemented by the beautiful Japanese cherry blossoms.

 

A wide angle view of a restful bench surrounded by vibrant flowers.

 

A closeup study of a flower's stamen and pollen.

 

Blue skies are over-rated.  When the forecast calls for possible showers, it's a terrific time to head outdoors with your camera.  

 

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