Monday, March 30, 2015

Sakura Tunnel in Aoyama Bochi

Today, 31 March 2015, is supposed to be the peak for sakura in Tokyo. This photo of the amazing sakura tunnel in Aoyama Bochi was taken two days ago in Sunday morning. Not sure if the blossoms could be much better than this but I am sure that it will be amazing for those visiting today!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hanami at Yoyogi Koen

The hanami season kicked of this weekend and peak in Tokyo is forecast for Tuesday 1 April 2015. Yoyogi Koen was picture perfect on Saturday and the sakura crazy masses turned out in force.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sakura is here!

Today started out a little overcast, but the haze burned off by mid-day for a picture perfect afternoon in Yoyogi Koen. The crowds were out picnicking in force, and the sakura was practically in full bloom. On the park's west side, this spectacular cherry tree near the bicycle center was overlooked by many. My family decided that we may return on a less crowded weekday to enjoy a lazy afternoon under this tree.

Nikon D600 with Nikon 50mm f/1.4G AF-Sf5.6, ISO 100, 1/100 sec.

By the way, isn't it amazing the great job (sharp and contrasty) a humble little 50-mm lens can do. I've really got to shoot with this lens more!