Cherry blossoms in Kyoto, Japan
Over most of Japan, for a period of two weeks at the end of March and April, cherry blossoms spring to life and bring a splash of color that is a sign that spring has arrived and winter will soon be left behind. The blossoms don’t come out all at once. Instead it depends on the variety and the weather conditions. This year the blossoms arrived just a bit early and luckily were still in bloom for the week I was in Kyoto. Some of the trees had started to lose their flowers while other had just opened. How you shot them of course is up to you. It makes for a grand image to capture a landscape although closeups are also spectacular.
Photos were shot with a Nikon D700 and Nikkor AFS 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom lens and a D300s and Nikkor AFS 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII zoom lens.