Friday, January 24, 2014
Nago Mountain Cherry Blossoms at Night and a Tip
These 10 photos should give you an idea how the little pink flowers are doing.
Last night we grabbed the cameras and went to all the way to the top of the hill.
My favorite brewery, provided lanterns to light up the stairway.
The Nago City Sakura Matsuri, begins tomorrow.
THe festival tents and stage are set up and ready for business.
Stone lanterns glow, on both sides of the path, leading to the shrine above.
It's a fairly steep climb so, I took my time and shot lots of photos.
There may have been a grand total, of about five people, on the mountain while we visited.
So, I had plenty of time to play with different photo compositions.
Nago City, doesn't look the same, when you're up there in the dark.
This is the shrine at the top of the mountain.
The trail to the left was lighted by lanterns so, I went down there, too.
Before long, there were no more lights and, it got really dark.
So, I decided to go back down the stairs, I used to get up there.
And, I remembered to shoot a few cherry blossoms, too.
It can be cold and windy up in the mountains during sakura season.
So, I used the light from those Orion Beer lanterns to my advantage.
Some people go to these events for the festivities.
Stuff like food, drinks, entertainment and mingling with the crowds is alright.
If you want the most enjoyable experience, viewing the flowers, wait.
A week or, two later is when they'll really be blooming !