A couple weeks ago I woke up to a dark rainy morning and I knew what I had to do. It was the perfect day to go to the Kurihama Flower Park and take pictures of Poppies in the rain!
Armed with my Panasonic GX7camera, Lumix G Vario 12-35mm f2.8 lens and my umbrella...
...I arrived at the park and began shooting pictures.
This is great, I have the entire park to myself.
Plenty of rain (it doesn't show up well on the images) and no wind. Perfect!
There are other flowers here too.
However, the majority of the flowers are poppies of a multitude of colors.
Who needs a beautiful sunny day to take pictures of flowers? Not me.
The carp streamers are lifeless and limp, need a little wind to get them up and flying.
Holy cow! I'm not alone.
It's a big park, plenty of room for the three of us. They go their way and I go mine.
The colors are so vivid in the rain.
Life and death.
The Road Less Traveled.
A view from the high ground.
It can be a lonely life for a poppy.
The great white poppy bows to the power of the rain.
I have to admit, I am really enjoying myself out here.
It's like turning your umbrella upside down.
The other couple has gone and left me alone with the flowers.
A closer look at the carp streamers.
A wet bench is not very inviting.
Nothing says I've been here like the Memorial Photo!
All photos were taken one handed. The other hand was holding my umbrella.
Working my way out of the park.
Last shot of the day: Cornflower blue.
Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. here are some bonus pictures:
The lilies of Yokohama.
I have no idea what kind of flower this is; I find it fascinating.
Overall length is a little less than 2 inches.
I found these flowers near the Yokohama Harbour View Park.
Heading home: the underground Nihon Odori train station for the Minatomirai train line.