Passing glance

This week has been raining like the dickens here in Tokyo – I'm glad I was able to get out the previous 2 weekends and shoot the cherry blossoms before they were all washed away.

This shot was taken in Yanaka, the site of a fairly large cemetery in the Nippori area.  It's usually a quiet and peaceful place, but the crowds come out during the time of the sakura/cherry blossoms.  However, you can still find some moments of quiet if you venture off the main road.

Settings: D800E / 260mm / ISO 200 / f5.6 / 1/250s

#cherryblossoms   #sakura   #japan   #tokyo   #yanaka  

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  • April 2, 2013 - 13:31 | Permalink

    Cool expression 🙂

  • April 2, 2013 - 13:42 | Permalink

    Nice shot. This part of the cemetery is so cool for shots through the tunnel of trees and down the aisles. Love the expression you caught here.

  • April 2, 2013 - 13:48 | Permalink

    Love the expression!

  • April 2, 2013 - 14:10 | Permalink

    Thanks +andrew holian , +Alfie Goodrich , +Michael Lyon !  🙂

    Indeed, the expression nailed it for me.  I was actually kneeling on the ground, camera in one hand and phone in the other as I had just gotten a call from the office (yes, it was a weekend, but being in IT, what can you do…).  I was just glad that I was ready to shoot when she walked by.  🙂

    Those aisles are indeed great places to shoot from +Alfie Goodrich .   The main road was simply a mob of keitai-toting visitors!

  • April 3, 2013 - 08:49 | Permalink

    I agree with all of the above, adding that her outfit makes the image for me. Certainly a welcome contrast from the obasan flanking her.

  • April 3, 2013 - 15:00 | Permalink

    True +Jeff Austin .  You're right, the outfit contrasts with the others around her, while still being very suitable/appropriate for the atmosphere of spring.  I should perhaps have gone after her and asked her to model for me!  🙂

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