The summer season is here! And, with nothing special in mind I went out on several occasions with various cameras and lenses and took pictures of whatever caught my eye.
The official flower of summer - Hydrangea!
They bloom all over Japan and I never get tiered of trying to capture their beauty in an image.
Pretty in pink.
Not a hydrangea but beautiful none the less.
Two beautiful smiles amongst the flowers.
Summer brings out the parasols. More women carry them than those that don't.
A business man melts in the sun.
More of the same.
The warm weather brings out the joggers.
Summer clouds that look like they were painted on the sky.
A stroll in Yamashita park.
A parasol in Nihon Odori.
A gentleman shades his lady.
A summertime couple. Summer romance is in the air. Well, at least he might think so.
A mystery flower. What is it?
Stopping the harsh UV rays.
I call this the Marge Simpson flower.
Parasols on the waterfront.
Gotta protect that fair skin.
Like I said, more women carry them than don't.
Here's a guy that read my book: The Art of Retirement".
The flag flies in a light summer breeze.
A parasol for two.
It's a movement!
Bus tour guides!
Hikawa Maru on a hazy summer day.
Struttin' her stuff on the street!
Men don't have the guts to use a parasol.
A bus stop in Nihon Odori.
A guy that read my other book "Ideas for a cheap summer date".
Rule 1: Always look your best when escorting a beautiful woman.
Back to some flowers.
I was using my new Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f1.2 aspherical VM mount lens on a Sony A7II camera for this shot.
This one too!
Last shot of the day: Look up!
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