The spring of 2015 sauntered in to existence in the slowest way possible. This caused a delay in one of my favorite moment, Sakura or cherry blossom season. The delay made things challenging and messed up sharing the moment with my friends, but I managed to get a little time in this year. Ever since I began my time as a photographer I always made time to capture this season. Cherry Blossom season is an excellent indication of spring and new life. This year I wanted to make my cherry blossom photography a we35 expedition. I find Sakura a difficult subject because it’s easy to create the same type of image each year. Living things are always changing, as is my photography.
Location Various places in NJ.
Observations Working with Sakura at 35 mm was an interesting experience. There was no way of knowing how this was going to work. I was used to using a variety of lenses, macro and Telephoto, to do my Cherry blossom work. The trees are big but the Sakura small, leaving a lot to capture in many ways. With the 35 mm I had to think more , but I figured things out and created images I was satisfied with. I wish I had more time with the season , but this gives me something to revisit in a years time.
Findings To work with just a 35 mm lens,mot capture the season with one focal length was very limiting and challenging. In the light and the wind it was hard to get up close without a close up filter. Composition was a bit challenging at first. I am more comfortable having flexibility with cherry blossoms as a subject. I figured it out and was able to express the season through my images . It was not my best work though, much like this season. It was a bit awkward however it worked out in the end.