It's almost sakura season again. This is from 2004 in Hikone, a small city a few minutes from Kyoto on the shores of Biwako lake, Japan's largest lake. Taken outside the castle grounds. The small white stain in front of what looks like a bridge is accumulated fallen cherry blossom petals. The pine branch on top was lightened, and I added a little red and decreased green on the cherries to bring out the pink. The trees were a bit too white in the original version.
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kiara (410) 2005-03-07 8:23
very nice shot and composition!
imoko (397) 2005-03-07 8:51
Such terrible cherry blossoms have not been seen up to now.
The Japanese loves cherry blossoms why.
I feel like seeming the drift of the smell of the appearance that the petal of
cherry blossoms whirls or the flower when this photograph is seen so.
olopez (4959) 2005-03-07 9:32
Superbe colors and nice compo.
krakus (1581) 2005-03-07 10:47
looks like a reason to visit Japan.
perfect colors in not so tipical arragement.
foxy (895) 2005-03-07 11:46
So beautiful shot. I love Cherry Blossom in Japan. I hope to see that one day.
The colours and composition are great.
Very well done.
Kolyamour (1760) 2005-03-07 12:21
Beautiful colours and composition with pine branch on the foreground. Right season for photography of this nice place.
Thanks for share.
Leonie (8809) 2005-03-07 17:41
Fabulous colours and vegetation here! Crazy amount of flowers on these trees! Just beautiful!
danyy (0) 2005-03-16 8:20
Faire cohabiter tant de jolies couleurs en de si bonnes proportions dans une seule compo, tient de l'exploit. Je suis en admiration devant ces roses, bleus et verts.
jjbach (9324) 2005-03-16 8:42
Excellent shot!! Nice colors and lighting Tan. I love this pink color of the cherries. Great job!!
mineelci (1535) 2005-05-13 6:20
beautiful. I found our "sakura" just last month :)This is lovely.
I will definetly pick this time to visit Japan.
quantabeh (5205) 2005-05-21 15:56
excellent work. It's really beautiful. The colors have come out really well.
well seen. well shot.
The_Rock (230) 2005-06-19 1:56
wonderful ! just simply stunning. A surrealistic image truly a work of art. You are an artist Tan !
AmiBe (6042) 2005-08-09 18:19
I've missed this one, this kind of picture is a bit unusual from you.
Nice combination of colors. These pink trees are lovely, I never saw some.
Good composition with the green branch.
imrek (4) 2006-03-22 5:40
it's very lovely composed shot with pine branch on the foreground. Good job!
qadirsh (85) 2007-01-14 1:18
Beautiful picture and nice composition with natural colour blend. Congratulation and thanks for sharing.
bazal (7900) 2007-02-24 3:36
I've seen the miniature of this picture by chance on the TE welcome page and it was clearly not an option not to click on it and not to see the large version. he subhorizontal 4-5 layers composition is really beautiful and the perpective on the castle walls is great.
Another great shot, completely diferent from the others, in yor gallery...
Thanks for sharing.