Kimono Under the Cherry Tree

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    It was my second time to Kyoto, but my fourth time to Japan. I started to become more accustomed to the times of day and the comings and goings of the ladies in kimonos. You can see them most any time of the day or not, but they flood out of every crevice around this time of night. The pink cherry blossoms made everything seem like it was right out the days of the shogun.

    I shot this with my second camera - the D3S that I had across my chest. My main camera is always the D3X on a tripod, and I was getting a lot of night photography shots. But I had my D3S with a 50 prime ready to capture things like this. Another nice advantage is that it seems to make the trees feel a bit more soft. There is another soft aspect to the colors - these prime lenses capture the tones in a very soft way.

    Bouzz, Nicole Blommers, ffrg0, and 165 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Daniele Purrone 73 months ago | reply

      Amazing capture!

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    2. Eloy RICARDEZ LUNA 73 months ago | reply

      Just amazing like composition, the mix of colors is marvelous, a big big fave !!

    3. MichelleSimonJadaJana 73 months ago | reply

      wow!! this is a stunning shot!!

    4. gariphic 73 months ago | reply

      Captivating composition.

    5. Matthew Fox 73 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot. Definitely a favourite :)

    6. L_Shahrin 73 months ago | reply

      stunning lighting and colours.

    7. giev 73 months ago | reply

      The shallow DOF and lighting from the mix of light sources makes this a very interesting capture!

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    8. one_man's_life 73 months ago | reply

      Really a brilliant shot! I love the atmosphere it conveys and agree it could be a step back in time.

    9. Beta Photography [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

      beautifully captured the lights!

    10. NtaPanic* 73 months ago | reply

      b>Please JOIN US and post this wonderful picture !!!


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    12. maryateresa2001 73 months ago | reply

      Fuori dal tempo
      MT Thanks to FIfiLapin for the link...

    13. cuckooforcocopuffs 72 months ago | reply

      Truly beautiful...

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