Cherry Blossoms at the University of Washington with Brian David Casey

Words and Photos by Brian David Casey
Edited by Eryka Bagwell

"I enjoy visiting the University of Washington every spring to take photos of the beautiful cherry blossoms. Especially after a good rain because, it allows me to capture reflections in the puddles. As a photography business owner, I’m used to doing headshots and portraits in the zone above 6 feet since I am 6’7” tall. So when I have an opportunity to photograph just for fun, you’ll often find me in very low positions photographing nature close to the ground for a completely different perspective."

"Capturing this image was easy but had its challenge. The easy part was taking my Platypod out of my camera bag, attaching the camera to it and setting it on the ground to take the shot. The challenge was waiting for people to be out of the scene. They were standing around for long periods of time enjoying the beauty of the blossoms just as much as I was."

Gear & settings used:
Platypod Ultra with Benro IN00 Bullhead 
Nikon D850 with a Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 lens
ISO 100 
1/6 sec

To see more of Brian David Casey’s work, visit his website ( and/or his Instagram page (



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