After one or two frustrating false starts, the capital’s blossoms just about hit their fabled full bloom over the weekend, meaning that any Tokyo tree with a pink tint was positively teeming with people intent on a good time.
An occasion that involved a fair bit of folk,
a phenomenal amount of food,
and even larger volumes of lager which, at lunch time at least, was too much for those traditionally teetotal.
Others, however, were more intent on picking a place more peaceful,
while some were simply having none of the silliness as they’d seen it all before.
I soooo wanna try hanami. Hopefuly someday………..
That last shot is a cracker, Lee!
@Gail. Me too!
It seems it is a nice time to be in the park with friends/family.
I have been following your blog and enjoying your photos – especially those with great depth of field. I bought my first DSLR a few months ago (an entry level Canon EOS 1000D) so I am a complete amateur, trying to learn. I can’t seem to achieve these effects with my camera – maybe due to the lens which is not fast at f3.5). Any tips?
I’m no expert bartman905, not by a long shot, but yeah, I do like my depth of field. Probably too much if the truth be known.
The lens I use the most, and for all the photos above, has an f-stop of 1.4 which makes a huge difference. Probably not the answer you were looking for I know, but have you thought of investing in a new lens?
Yes indeed – best time of the season and no doubt, food and beer heaven!
What a beautiful and bright spring tradition they have. Flowers, Asahi beer, good food…
> but have you thought of investing in a new lens?
Actually, I just bought a prime lens – Canon EF 50/f1.8 II for under 9,000 yen. This should be fast enough, so I can’t wait to try it out.