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Cherry Blossom at Kyoto Japan by John Zhu

May 2023 - Cherry Blossom at Kyoto Japan

About the Image(s)

This image was taken last month in Kyoto at the famous Philosopher's Path. It's the yearly Cherry Blossom season there and there are so many tourists from all over the world. It was taken with the Z7 and f2.8 24-70mm lense. Both LR and PS were used as my normal flow to enhance the image.

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11 comments posted

Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
John, I did two mods to your outstanding image. The little building / fence in the lower left I found to be a distracting element in the frame. Also the sky was just a tad bright. It must have been breathtaking to walk this path under all those cherry blossoms!!! Great eye John.   Posted: 05/06/2023 07:01:34
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John Zhu   John Zhu
Good points. Thanks!   Posted: 05/13/2023 10:57:36

Ted Newman   Ted Newman
Great image. The cherry blossoms and the lines created by the water and walkway are impressive. I do like Tom's option for tweaking it a bit.   Posted: 05/08/2023 16:31:31
John Zhu   John Zhu
Thanks.   Posted: 05/13/2023 10:57:58

Michele Borgarelli   Michele Borgarelli
John, this is a very nice image and you captured the details of this particular place beautifully. I agree with Tom's suggestion. Another picky consideration is the person at the very end of the paved trail. I think the image could have been stronger if that person was a little closer to the lens. I think the position the person make this element almost lost in the contest of the image.

Well done

Michele   Posted: 05/09/2023 07:00:07
John Zhu   John Zhu
It's hard to post process tree leafs in the sky. It's better without sky like this. Thanks.   Posted: 05/13/2023 11:01:34
John Zhu   John Zhu
color selection then change leafs color   Posted: 05/13/2023 11:02:16
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Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
Great job is getting a sharp focus throughout the image. Beautiful setting, too.   Posted: 05/09/2023 08:04:59
John Zhu   John Zhu
Thanks!   Posted: 05/13/2023 10:58:23

Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
I liked the submitted image but the latest version is even more eye-catching. Great job!   Posted: 05/13/2023 11:54:38

Nigel Dalton   Nigel Dalton
Last version is great John - well taken. I'd love to go there but too far on the plane for me nowadays so it's brilliant to see good images like this.   Posted: 05/31/2023 16:21:24