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The Last Sakura

As I mentioned in my previous post, I haven't been online much lately due to apartment-hunting, which has been taking up all of my free time.  I've been visiting housing agents every single day, and then coming home to spend 3-4 hours online browsing apartment listings.  

It makes me wonder what is the average time most people take when they search for their own apartments…

In my case though, I have a strict deadline, so I'll have to make a decision soon.. wish me luck!  

I chose to post this shot because it didn't need much in the way of processing – important because I just don't have time for that right now!  It's my last sakura shot for this year, I promise.

Gotta run to city hall now for paperwork this morning, have a good day folks!

Settings: D800E / 105mm / ISO 100 / f11 / 1/50s

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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

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An old sakura shot from 2011!  I was comparing some of my images then to some of my images now, and while I definitely feel that I’ve improved, some of my old shots weren’t TOO terrible :p


Sakura Everywhere

This sakura shot was actually taken quite some ago, 2011 in fact!  I was going through my sakura shots of the past couple years, just to see the difference between how I took my shots then vs. now.  I definitely did not like most of my older shots.. But I thought this was pretty.

Probably won't post anything else till Monday as I have a lot of other (non-sakura related) photos to edit, but I figure this is a good image to end the week with 🙂


Settings: D90 / 210mm / ISO 250 / f5.3 / 1/200s

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No doubt most of you have already seen dozens of sakura (cherry blossom) photos over the last week or two (particularly if you follow other Japanese photographers), so I hope you're not too "blossomed-out" :p

This was taken last weekend while out with friends.  It's traditional in Japan during the cherry blossom season to go out for "Hanami" – basically going out to sit under the blossoms and enjoy a meal and some drinks.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanami

Though the weather started out cloudy with a 50% chance of rain, the skies cleared and when the sun came out I pointed the camera up and grabbed a few shots.  🙂

Have a good day folks!

Settings: D800E / 105mm / f4 / ISO 100 / 1/2000s

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Sakura (Cherry blossoms)

Finally got out to shoot some cherry blossoms yesterday.  Though it was fairly cloudy, the sun broke through later in the afternoon and I got some pretty blue skies in the background as well.

More flowers to come later, but now have to dash.  Have a good weekend!  🙂

Settings: D800E / 105mm / ISO 100 / 1/200s / f4.5

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