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The Lamps and the Sakura
Sakura is the Japanese word for the Cherry Blossom. I don't know if I can explain how crazy the Japanese people are about this yearly bloom! For one thing, every local newscast has a big "Cherry Blossom" report that has in-depth descriptions of exactly where the trees are blooming in the country and upcoming predictions. The wave sweeps across the island of Japan and rich graphics cover the screen like a cold front, assaulting the countryside.
I took this photo with the Nikon D3S. I've recently taken to carrying two cameras with me. I take the Nikon D3X with me, and it's usually attached to the tripod. This is the one that I use for 90% of my landscapes. While I carry that, slung around my neck and shoulder, Chewbacca-style, is the Nikon D3S, which I use for people shots, DOF shots, and videos.
This was taken at F/1.4 with a 50mm prime lens. The shutter was 1/8000 and the ISO 200. As always, this "EXIF" information is available on the SmugMug site if you click through and do a tiny bit of investigative clicking!
- Trey Ratcliff
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