Cherry Blossoms in the Cold Sunlight

We made it to Spring! The cherry blossoms have arrived … for the most part! Since I went last year while the esplanade in Brooklyn Botanical was in full bloom, this year I opted to get shots of the Japanese Garden in full bloom. Nature decided to be quite fickle this year and though, ‘Ok, I’ll give you sunshine on the day you choose to go, but I will also make it 40 degrees outside.’ So I bundled up and headed out to Brooklyn. The date was decided on due to using the gardens wonderful online site that has a cherry blossom watch page. It showed approximately when the blossoms were in full bloom. Since I wanted to avoid crowds, and the gardens are not open on Mondays, my choice was made so I wouldn’t miss them. See what you think!

Blossoms on the edge of the pond.

Blossoms on the edge of the pond.

Total serenity.

Total serenity.

Across the pond.

Across the pond.

The willows were kind of sparse due to wind and the chill.

The willows were kind of sparse due to wind and the chill.

Several different kinds represented by different colors.

Several different kinds represented by different colors.

Blossoms above the doorway.

Blossoms above the doorway.

Blossoms above the sculpture.

Blossoms above the sculpture.

Japan through the blooms.

Japan through the blooms.

This one took some time since that stone ledge is a popular photo spot for people.

This one took some time since that stone ledge is a popular photo spot for people.

Close up showing that they actually hadn't achieved peak bloom just quite yet.

Close up showing that they actually hadn’t achieved peak bloom just quite yet.

Overhanging both path and pond.

Overhanging both path and pond.

Shade in the breeze.

Shade in the breeze.

Weeping blossoms.

Weeping blossoms.

The blossom lined path.

The blossom lined path.

Above the waterfall.

Above the waterfall.

The path into the trees.

The path into the trees.

I kind of love how it seems to emerge out of the green.

I kind of love how it seems to emerge out of the green.

Looking up to the sky.

Looking up to the sky.

This tree is very one sided and very interesting to experience.

This tree is very one sided and very interesting to experience.

Fun branch shapes.

Fun branch shapes.

Next week: The rest of the gardens (and a few more shots in the Japanese Garden) which didn’t involve cherry blossoms.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel T5i with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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