Pictures of People Taking Cherry-Blossom Pictures

The little path by the river next to my place is not heavily traveled, although foot traffic explodes in this whole area during cherry-blossom season, and so these days a fair number of people walk by. In particular, it doesn't hurt that some the cherry trees lining the river are already half in bloom — the ones lining the canal will be much nicer, but they haven't yet come in. (Here's an old photo of the canal lined with cherry trees, where the canal runs in front of our place.)

Because I'm always behind the camera, I don't see how silly I look always running around taking pictures, so I thought I'd take some pictures of other people doing that. I spent a few minutes at my dining-room window taking pictures of people taking pictures. These were all taken within a 5-minute period....

Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — full exif
Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — full exif
Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 190mm — 1/350 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — full exif
Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/640 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — full exif
Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/350 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — full exif
Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 190mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — full exif
Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/640 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — full exif

This is what they were all photographing....

Bloom perhaps 50% full... -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/1000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — full exif
Bloom perhaps 50% full...

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mr. Jeffrey,

nice photos! They create a good japan feel :”)

— comment by max on March 31st, 2007 at 11:45pm JST (10 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink
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