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Plum Blossoms at Shiba Park in 2020

Shiba Park was the third place for me to see plum blossoms in 2020.  For my visit, the weather was exceptional with perfect skies.   It was a great day to be outside.  What else can I say?

white plum blossoms on green branch

There wasn’t much different from the previous year.  I only noticed the lack of cats.  There were none.  In 2019 I got some excellent shots of them, so it was a little sad not to see them on this occasion.  I’m trying to photograph them when possible to build up a gallery.  So if they had been there, it would have been a real bonus that day!

white plum blossoms with Tokyo Tower behind

The trees weren’t quite their best, judging by how many buds were still on the trees.  But, at the same time, there were a few fully-formed flowers.  I couldn’t make any complaints.  The park looked good enough.  

pink plum blossoms

One problem for me was that plum blossoms are smaller in size than cherry blossoms.  That makes a massive difference with photographs.  I wished I had a macro lens to deal with that problem.

tower apartment building behind white plum blossoms
pink plum blossom

If you go to Shiba Park, it will probably be a quick visit as the flowers are all in a small area.  The good news is that Zojoji and Tokyo Tower aren’t very far away.  And as it is in the central part of town, so many other places are within easy reach.

Tokyo Tower behind plum blossoms
bicyclist under plum blossoms

And for these photos, I used a flash.  You might be able to tell which ones I used it.  But, it seemed to be effective, and I was thrilled with the results.  I didn’t even use a softbox.  The hardest thing was holding it in one and a camera in the other.

plum flowers on tree branch

Maybe something will be different there one year.  I doubt it though as there are only the trees and no true festival like at other places. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the pictures. 

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