Monday, March 05, 2007

Early cherry blossoms

Early Blossoms, Koishikawa Botanical Garden, Tokyo, Japan, February 2007, Nikon D40 with 18-200mm VR lens, Focal length 200mm, Exposure 1/80 sec @ f5.6, ISO 200, with flash, circular polarizing filter © Steven Crisp [Click on the photo to enlarge]

During a recent trip to Japan, a couple of friends and I took our cameras to a botanical garden to take some pictures. The plum blossoms were out, as was expected, but these are cherry blossoms and are unusually early. Probably a unique species.

All I know is that I was appreciative of the color and faux springtime. Enjoy this reminder -- Spring is just around the corner!


- Alli - said...

Hey! Just wanted to let you know that the photo doesn't load. It might just be my computer but you might want to check it out!

Steven Crisp said...

Right you are Alli. Would you believe it was just a test? ;-)

I'll get on fixing it straight-away. Thx!

Anonymous said...

Hi Steve,
That was one beautiful photograph.
Thank you!

Steven Crisp said...

Well thank you, Avantika.

It's really all a big experiment, and I have much to learn.

But the beauty of digital photography (at least for us amateurs) is you can take many shots and throw most of them away.

Now if I can just find more time to take the photos ...

Honeybee said...

I've been away for awhile but have really enjoyed going back and reading your posts on Texture and Patterns. The photos you paired them with were wonderful as well. Thanks for engaging my senses and showing different "perspectives."

Steven Crisp said...


You are most welcome. As you know from your own experience, these posts are probably most helpful to the one posting -- and frankly the motivation to share them with others is motivation for me to observe and reflect.

So I am glad you found them interesting, and perhaps a little provocative. A little break for the moment, and then I'm sure I will be back with more.