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Pink Sakura @ The Imperial Palace…

by on Nov.23, 2016, under Life, Photography

Whilst making our way from Ginza towards the nearby Imperial Palace grounds we came across the lovely area of delicate pink sakura.

Pink & Green

Pink & Green

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 160 mm, 1/200 sec at f/8, ISO 100

It was an ideal opportunity to take a few nice family photos standing below the outstretched arms of these cherry blossoms. Long rows of trees with delicate pink flowers receding into the distance.

Pink Snow

Pink Snow

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 300 mm, 1/320 sec at f/6.3, ISO 125

It was a chance to utilise the longer end of my trusty walkaround lens. Shooting wide open at 300mm lets me nicely blur the background for a smoother pink bokeh.

I’m really enjoying the freedom and flexibility of the Nikon’s 28-300mm lens. Having just the one camera and one lens whilst travelling is a real pleasure. It’s a compromise but the quality is really quite surprising. Sure it’s not as good as the 24-70/2.8 and 70-200/2.8 and 300/4 combo. However it’s not going to kill me walking around all day either 🙂

Sakura Fall

Sakura Fall

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 300 mm, 1/320 sec at f/7.1, ISO 110

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 105 mm, 1/200 sec at f/7.1, ISO 100

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