A Few More Off-Season Spring Blossoms
Blossom Tunnel The Haradanien Garden (原谷苑), Kyoto, Japan (Apr 2013) -- The Haradanien Garden (原谷苑) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 110 — map & image datanearby photos
Blossom Tunnel
The Haradanien Garden (原谷苑), Kyoto, Japan (Apr 2013)

I'd prepared a few other off-season spring-blossom photos that didn't fit into yesterday's post, so I thought I'd just post them today. All but the last two are from April 2013.

Odd Perspective nice colors, but not a fan of the Nikkor 14 -24/2.8 bokeh Ryouanji Temple (龍安寺), Kyoto Japan -- Ryouanji Temple (龍安寺) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14mm — 1/1250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Odd Perspective
nice colors, but not a fan of the Nikkor 14-24/2.8 bokeh
Ryouanji Temple (龍安寺), Kyoto Japan

This was from the same trip that produced a wonderful bonanza of pictures that I've barely scratched the surface of.

desktop background image of a garden at the Toji Temple (東寺) in Kyoto Japan during spring -- Temple Garden Toji Temple (東寺), Kyoto Japan -- Toji Temple (東寺) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/800 sec, f/2.5, ISO 180 — map & image datanearby photos
Temple Garden
Toji Temple (東寺), Kyoto Japan
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desktop background image of the rock garden at the Ryouanji Temple (龍安寺), Kyoto Japan, during cherry blossom season -- Ryoanji's Famous Rock Garden Ryouanji Temple (龍安寺) -- Ryouanji Temple (龍安寺) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/250 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Ryoanji's Famous Rock Garden
Ryouanji Temple (龍安寺)
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Eden The Haradanien Garden (原谷苑) -- The Haradanien Garden (原谷苑) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/320 sec, f/10, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
Eden
The Haradanien Garden (原谷苑)
desktop background image of a delicate cherry blossom in Kyoto -- Cherry-Blossom Edge -- The Haradanien Garden (原谷苑) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/1000 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Cherry-Blossom Edge
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Layers The Haradanien Garden (原谷苑) -- The Haradanien Garden (原谷苑) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 200mm f/2 — 1/1000 sec, f/2, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
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The Haradanien Garden (原谷苑)
Target-Rich Environment The Haradanien Garden (原谷苑) -- The Haradanien Garden (原谷苑) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 200mm f/2 — 1/1600 sec, f/2, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Target-Rich Environment
The Haradanien Garden (原谷苑)
desktop background image of color peach and cherry blossoms in Kyoto -- Subtle, Yet Festive The Haradanien Garden (原谷苑) -- The Haradanien Garden (原谷苑) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Subtle, Yet Festive
The Haradanien Garden (原谷苑)
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The last few are from the amazing Haradanien Garden (原谷苑), which I've posted about at length in the past starting here.

I haven't done all that much blossom photography over the last two years, but I did snap this shot of the late-April blossoms on our recent trip to the northern-Japan Aomori prefecture, where we could see snow and cherry blossoms at the same time (though no snow in this shot):

Late-April Cherry Blossoms Hirosaki Park (弘前公園), Aomori Japan -- Hirosaki Park (弘前公園) -- Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 31mm — 1/1250 sec, f/4.5, ISO 160 — map & image datanearby photos
Late-April Cherry Blossoms
Hirosaki Park (弘前公園), Aomori Japan

This is the same trip with the big waterwheel.

Sort of unrelated, but on the flight I got this out-the-window shot of a mountain emerging from the mist, which I sort of like....

Peeking Peak -- Takayama, Gifu, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/11, ISO 2000 — map & image datanearby photos
Peeking Peak

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