Soggy Blossoms in Kyoto
Soggy Carpet of Petals in rainy Kyoto Japan ずぶ濡れた花びらのじゅうたん(今日、京都市) -- Copyright 2015 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 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500mm — 1/640 sec, f/6.3, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Soggy Carpet of Petals
in rainy Kyoto Japan
ずぶ濡れた花びらのじゅうたん(今日、京都市)
After the Rain 雨の直後 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 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 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 95mm — 1/500 sec, f/5, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
After the Rain
雨の直後

One day of rain changes everything with the cherry-blossom petals. It was lovely yesterday with trees full of blossoms, but today's rain knocked many of them off.

A few days ago, the area seen above looked like this:

Hanami Lunch three days ago 同じ場所、三日前 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 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 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 150mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Hanami Lunch
three days ago
同じ場所、三日前
Solid Blossoms three days ago -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 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 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500mm — 1/500 sec, f/6.3, ISO 110 — map & image datanearby photos
Solid Blossoms
three days ago

Not all areas/trees are affected the same... I think it depends strongly on where each specific tree is in its blooming cycle. Another cherry tree not far away seems unaffected by the rain...

Three Days Ago 三日前 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 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 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 210mm — 1/500 sec, f/6, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos
Three Days Ago
三日前
Today compare the cherry tree in the background with the one in the center 今日 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 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 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 210mm — 1/1000 sec, f/6, ISO 3200 — map & image datanearby photos
Today
compare the cherry tree in the background with the one in the center
今日

Some varieties of cherry haven't even started to bloom yet, so there's still much awaiting those arriving in Kyoto today (such as Gigi and Eric; Gigi arrived today to join Eric, who arrived a couple of days ago).


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This post reminds me very much of Washington, D.C. My husband and I go there every year (going in 2 days actually) for the Sakura Matsuri. Once or twice our friend would tell us the the trees are in full bloom (we are from NY), then they get a lot of rain the day before we go and all we see is the remnants. We still have a great time though at the street festival!

— comment by Melissa on April 8th, 2015 at 11:36pm JST (2 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink
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