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Sakura (2017)

The cherry blossom tree that I photograph every year made an early bloom. I was fortunately quick off the mark because it really didn’t last long.

What is it about cherry blossoms? They are not the biggest nor the most robust of blooms. I think it has something to do both with their delicacy and the arrangments of the blossoms that seems almost painterly.

This must be why I always seem to photograph them with a shallow depth-of-field and the sort of subdued color that is well-represented by Fujifilm’s Classic Chrome film emulation.

Shot on the Fujifilm X-Pro2 with XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR (usually a portrait lens, but it close-focuses well enough for this purpose).

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Sakura (2017)

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Sakura

Sakura #1 - March 2015
Sakura #1 – March 2015
Sakura #2 - March 2015
Sakura #2 – March 2015
Sakura #3 - March 2015
Sakura #3 – March 2015
Sakura #4 - March 2015
Sakura #4 – March 2015
Sakura #5 - March 2015
Sakura #5 – March 2015

It is that time of year again. I always make the opportunity to capture a few of the cherry blossoms that can be found all over the neighborhood yearly. In retrospect I should have waited an hour or so for the position of the sun to change and give (in my opinion) a little better light. Still, I love that second image.