29 Photos - Oct 21, 2012
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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

#tokyo   #sakura   #cherryblossoms   #japan   #flowers  Photo: Sakura

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

#sakura   #sakura2013   #japan   #tokyo   #cherryblossoms   #さくら  Photo: 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

#sakura   #sakura2013   #cherryblossoms   #japan   #tokyo   #さくら   #yasukuni  Photo: 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

#sakura   #cherryblossoms   #japan  Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Hana

I played around with the filters in Nik Color Efex for this shot - not something I usually do, but I was having fun.  :)

Anyone know what kind of flower it is?

Good night from Tokyo!

#Flower   #花   #Nature  Photo: Another Gazania photo~
I am still off from work (I could really get used to being on vacation ;)
Aside from spending time with visiting family, it also gives me some time to go through my photos :)

#Flowerphotography   #Nature   #Flora   #Gazania  Photo: Veins

Something a bit more abstract, and my first addition of a B/W image to my flora album.

It's the end of Sunday for me, and back to work tomorrow!!!  (T_T)

Hope everyone had a good weekend :)

#blackandwhitephotography   #abstract   #Nature   #Japan   #Tokyo   #Leaf  Photo: Looking for light

Was sick all of last week with a nasty bug, so have spent the weekend recovering.  Getting better, but being sick's no fun.  :(

#Tokyo   #Flora  Photo: Floral Glow

This should be an easy flower to identify, care to take a guess?  :)

It was also extremely frustrating to shoot because I was doing it handheld (we were in a enclosed garden), and I didn't have a tripod handy.  Lots of grumbling, but I finally managed to nab a non-blurry shot.

Good night from Tokyo!  :)

#Japan   #Flora   #Flower   #Macro  Photo: A touch of color

Why this shot?  I was fascinated by the tinge of purple along the edge of the leaves, it was pretty.. and that's all :)

#flora   #nature   #japan  Photo: Happy Halloween!

This has nothing whatsoever to do with Halloween, but what the hey.  (^^)

I had planned to photograph a zombie parade this evening, but I found out too late that the times had changed, and I I wasn't able to make it in time.

Oh well, better luck next year.  Hope the rest of you have better luck with your halloween pictures, and don't get too sick from all the candy ;)

#flora   #japan  Photo: Autumn

I know there are already tons of fall color photos coming through your streams, hope you don't mind another.  (^^;

This weekend went by way too fast, can't believe it's already over...

Hope you all had a good weekend!  :)

#Japan   #Tokyo   #Fallcolors   #autumncolors  Photo: