The cherry blossoms are a surprisingly difficult subject: it's hard to take a bad picture of the trees, but it's even harder to take a good one. Here is my attempt to at least avoid a bad picture.
GJC, this is such a beautiful picture! Well-framed, nice dof and so soothing to see.
11 Apr 2009 5:05am
Bad pic? No! You managed to combine the blossoms with an interesting background. Good!
11 Apr 2009 5:49am
So beautiful. It makes me think of wedding garlands for some reason. Don't know why.
11 Apr 2009 6:34am
That is fantastic shot.
11 Apr 2009 7:00am
Très beau cadrage, belle image du printemps!
11 Apr 2009 9:34am
The point at which...
Shall I push it now or....
Works for me...
11 Apr 2009 9:54am
Beautiful... also a very nice composition with the soft yellow background.
11 Apr 2009 10:48am
nice composition and beautiful light !
11 Apr 2009 11:34am
This is such a gorgeous composition! Full of light and wonder...absolutlely beautiful!
11 Apr 2009 12:49pm
I imagine it must be hard to do an extraordinariy picture of these flowers. If I may...ideally all the background should be dark like in the left. Anyway it's a fresh and light picture. I like it.
11 Apr 2009 1:54pm
This is intense! Love the selective focus and color/light!
11 Apr 2009 2:56pm
Sweet image...Super lihgt and intense colours.
11 Apr 2009 3:22pm
Ohhh so beautiful! Nice use of DOF! Great colour
11 Apr 2009 3:33pm
Just love it... a nice shot!
11 Apr 2009 3:38pm
Captures the day! I have had my share of frustrations with weeping cherries this week : ] best...jerry
11 Apr 2009 4:02pm
Couldn't agree more about trying to take "good" pics of the sakura - it's extremely difficult. I like what you've done here - having another element in the shot in the bakground to make it about more than the tree. Beautiful light and colour in this, an very calming scene.
11 Apr 2009 5:25pm
Beautiful composition. Love the light!
11 Apr 2009 6:52pm
I think you were succesful--I love this picture. It is different and original, and GOOD.
11 Apr 2009 8:54pm
11 Apr 2009 10:31pm
Excellent picture of cherry blossoms and light in the background. I love it.
11 Apr 2009 11:29pm
so beautiful - especially on the left where the cherry blossoms stand out so well on the black background. could look at this one for a very long time. (today's post shows more of what grows at the Self Realization Garden)
12 Apr 2009 12:28am
Wow! This is really a superb shot... I simply love the DoF.
12 Apr 2009 4:33am
Gorgeous. The blossoms look so delicate and I like the composition with the roof at the back to give it a sense of place.
12 Apr 2009 4:46am
great choice of dof and frame, i love that pic
12 Apr 2009 7:24am
This is just spectacular! Beautiful shot in every way...
12 Apr 2009 8:48am
12 Apr 2009 4:24pm
… and it's much harder to take one as wonderful as this! I especially love the movement of the blossoms.
12 Apr 2009 5:22pm
Wonderful! This is my wife's favorite temple in Kyoto.
12 Apr 2009 10:13pm
so well done!
12 Apr 2009 10:23pm
Beautiful colors, great DOF, and lovely composition most definitely. Feels like I am standing in the flowers. Great shot.
13 Apr 2009 1:04am
I like the way you captured the shidarezakura against the wall of the temple! It is a most natural manner of shooting such an image....no other background is necessary!
17 Apr 2009 12:18pm
I love it. So delicate the foliage and so strong the architecture.
9 Jul 2009 8:06am
20 Jul 2009 12:04pm
I like t his
14 Jan 2011 6:08am
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