The 2017 Inokashira Park cherry blossoms were the best I had ever seen up until that year. And it was the first time I had photographed them on a weekday. Unfortunately, I didn’t have much time there as I worked in the afternoon. So, it was a shoot and scoot photo session. I got the shots I wanted and then went home for lunch, then school.
I was lucky because the weather was perfect. The trees were at their best. Full bloom!! Kaboom baby! Finally! They looked so good. We had blue skies and clouds!
I prefer some clouds in the sky. Endless blue is good for a picnic, but not for photos. It is dull, offering nothing for the imagination.
Most of Inokashira Park’s cherry blossoms are around its pond. There are trees on both sides, and they hang out over the water. It is very picturesque.
2017 at the park was crowded, and everyone had DSLRs, phones, and selfie sticks. They went prepared to get their cherry blossoms photos. I only wish I had more time like them to get mine. But time was ticking, so I kept moving.
By the way, cherry blossom drinking parties are common there, but they have a rule. They need to be over by 10 pm. That allows nearby residents to sleep easier. In the past, celebrations would go very late. Noise levels must have been unbearable.
Since 2017, I don’t think I’ve ever photographed the flowers in such good condition at the park. That day was memorable.
It was also one of the last times I used my Pentax K-3. Shortly after, that camera met its demise. I’ll tell you that story in detail another day, though.
Anyway, the 2017 Inokashira Park cherry blossoms were great. I had a fabulous time with them. What about you? Have you been there? If you have, please tell us about your experience.
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