I started in the rose garden in Yamashita park.
Firstly, I didn't realize the so many flowers bloom in Autumn. I thought flowers were more of a springtime only thing.
Secondly, the rose garden in Yamashita park is really nice.
These are just a couple of the professional gardeners that maintain the flowers here. There are many more.
Thirdly, If one is within a few hours of travel away from Yamashita park I recommend you to visit; a walk in the park will do you good.
Lastly, if one does visit, bring a camera and have some fun like me!
These are some flowers from the gardens in the Harbor View Park. This park is only about a 30 minute walk from Yamashita park.
By-the-way, I like this lens/camera combination.
The Sigma 85mm f1.4 EX DG lens is a bit heavy but it's great for giving the flowers a kind of soft touch look.
And, the Sigma Sd Quattro H camera is good for the way it captures colors.
There are a lot of painters hanging out in the park to. When I look over their shoulders to check out their work I am always amazed at how good they are.
A group of painters were eating lunch in this... whatever this structure is. I guess I could call it a gazebo.
This 85mm lens is also great for people pictures.
I'm thinking about:
"You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow"
A line from Lauren Bacall in the 1944 Humphrey Bogart movie "To Have and Have Not"
This lens turns the main street of Motomachi into a scene out of a movie.
One of the nice things about Motomachi is that it's clean. I mean really clean. No trash or graffiti anywhere.
As the day gets a little darker the images get better.
85mm is a nice focal length for isolating people. This picture was taken on the Hinodecho train platform.
Smile for the camera!
A couple days later I went back to Yamashita park with my Zeiss Tele-Tessar T* 85mm f4 ZM lens mounted on a Sony A7II camera.
Different photography rig, a sunny day and things are not the same.
A bit of a tangled look.
This flower is not alone.
And, as always...
Thanks for stopping by!