"You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes you just might find you get what you need." -Rolling Stones
With some time sitting on a train I thought I'd take this time and process one of the shots I took a couple of days ago at Nakameguro. I started the day by meeting with my dear friend @Yumi Shoji a +Yumi Shoji
r kawaii baby daughter. After some breakfast and giving the sun some time to warm up the weather a bit we decided to head over to Nakameguro to see if we could catch some of the Sakura in bloom. I'm in town at the tail end of the Hanami in Tokyo, but there are still some decent bloom around town so we hoped to catch some hanging along the river. Much to our delight we found that there were plenty of cherry blossoms to enjoy. Some branches were already bare but there was still enough to paint the scene in its beautiful Spring color.
As a bonus, the sun warmed up the scene and a gentle breeze was blowing through the area creating a nice, subtle Sakura Fubuki, aka cherry blossom blizzard. The soft pink petals rained through the scene quite beautifully. So beautifully in fact that Yumi's daughter decided to go to sleep and dream about it. Or at least that's what I like to think. He he. It was such an enjoyable scene that to be quite honest I wouldn't feel bad if I missed out on more Sakura for the rest of the trip. You see, I had intended to chase the Sakura to the North or wherever it was a bit cooler in the event that I missed out on full bloom in Tokyo. And while it would be great to see it still, I won't feel bad if I don't because yesterday was a great reminder that all I need is to hang with good friends, have some good weather, and enjoy the rest and relaxation.
I shot this scene with the @Sony #A7R
with the FE 24-70mm f/4 lens. I shot it RAW + JPEG so that I could transfer a full res JPEG to my iPad for processing. I was going to run this image through Snapseed but I caught word that the Lightroom iPad app had been released so I downloaded the app and that's how I processed this shot. It looks fine on the tablet but I'll have to compare it to when I see it on a computer screen back in LA. Also it seems that though I can work with a full res JPEG, saving it to my phone memory only outputs a smaller size image. Not sure but maybe one of you out there can tell me if the long side of this image is over 6000 pixels or not.
I'm almost at my stop now so I'll be headed back out to disconnect, grab some food and enjoy the Spring air.
じゃね for now.