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Ambivalence, Wonderment, Joy: the panoply of human expression; Hanami, Omori, Tokyo | by Alfie | Japanorama
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Ambivalence, Wonderment, Joy: the panoply of human expression; Hanami, Omori, Tokyo

I was on my way home from a meeting and stopped a while on the stretch of park near our flat in Omori, which has been stunning over the past few days for the falling sakura petals. Locked-off on one section of street, crouched down, angle-finder clamped to my eye for about fifteen minutes I eventually snapped a series of three shots with the petals falling at full-tilt. Plus, I got three expressions from the people who happened to be there in my frame at the time:

 

The Ambivalent Salaryman - on the phone, deep in conversation and somewhere else entirely.

The Young girl walking and looking up in wonder at the trees.

The Cyclist - brimming over with inbridled joy and laughter at the blizzard of petals she was cycling through.

 

Oh, and one other expression not in the photo? The sheer joy of the photographer whose patience had paid off. :-)

 

Nikon D300

Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 D AF

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Uploaded on April 10, 2009