For the first day of spring. The black castle at Okayama is called the U-jo or Crow castle. This is in contrast to the more famous white castle of Himeji, 50km away. It was destroyed in WWII, this is a ferro-concrete reconstruction from 1966. PP: The castle was lightened, and a little red added to the cherry blossoms.
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Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-03-20 11:21
nice shot of the castle and the blossom here is very ncie too, well done
Wirraway (1985) 2005-03-20 14:10
Great stuff Tan, just love the work that goes into those buildings in Japan, you have captured the scene very well. good work.
jjbach (9324) 2005-03-20 18:11
Excellent shot Tan! Beautiful colors and nice depth. Clear and sharp with great DOF. Very well done
alvaraalto (6177) 2005-03-20 19:24
At first I thought that spring was early this year in Japan. But that I saw that it was april 2004. But nevertheless a beautiful picture.
anakin (2775) 2005-03-21 17:02
Great shot Tan, really good composition with lovely colours, I like your perspective, it is a lovely place as well.
Galmeida (12559) 2005-03-23 7:06
A very colorful and detailed quality composition. Clear and very well sharpned. The perspective and enquadrement is also good. Well done!
maurazos (0) 2005-06-01 11:17
A nice spring scene to frame Okayama castle. Those unsharpened branches on the right side are the only thing that disturbs me, but the rest is great. You are welcome to visit my Okayama album and others. Regards.