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Sakura Castle Hirosaki.  © Glenn Waters.  Over 3,000 visits to this photo.  Thank you | by Glenn Waters ぐれんin Japan.
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Sakura Castle Hirosaki. © Glenn Waters. Over 3,000 visits to this photo. Thank you

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Sorry for the watermark but due to online theft of my photos it has become necessary.

 

Just on twilight when the sky turns blue with reflection on the cherry petal covered moat. The castle in all its glory flanked by delicate pink Sakura. Spectacular.

This wasn’t a lucky shot as I had taken a similar (lucky) shot years ago with a cheap camera. I wanted to get this with a good camera. Also tried yesterday but I was too late for twilight and missed the right time.

However this day I was lucky to have a perfect cloudless day with a great sunset to produce the blue sky. Also the blossoms are only like this for 2 or 3 days in a year so any wind, rain or cloudy day would not give the chance for this photo. Lucky Lucky.

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Taken on April 21, 2008