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Cherry blossoms in Kyoto, Japan

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Philosopher's Walk in Kyoto

Philosopher's Walk in Kyoto

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.

Strolling along a river.

Strolling along a river.

Wide open at f/2.8 with bokeh.

Wide open at f/2.8 with bokeh.

Not quite open.

Not quite open.

White blossoms in background.

White blossoms in background.

At Golden Pavilion.

At Golden Pavilion.

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Written by leolaksi

April 13, 2010 at 8:33 pm

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  1. another good location.

    foofookie

    April 13, 2010 at 9:04 pm

  2. Beautiful!!!

    ashmantravels

    April 13, 2010 at 9:10 pm

  3. Very nice!!

    DoReMe

    April 13, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    • Thanks. I have more!! Night photos.

      leolaksi

      April 13, 2010 at 10:10 pm

  4. […] Cherry blossoms in Kyoto, Japan « Leo Laksi's Bangkok And Back 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. … more .. […]


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