Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Rain Can't Stop Cherry Blossom Lovers
Just to keep everyone informed, another trip was made up Mt. Yae, yesterday.
Luckily, Map It Okinawa Dude was driving; that's too far of a hike, for me.
The higher up that ear-popping mountain, you go, the colder it gets.
Wind blowing and rain falling make photography more challenging than usual.
I figured it would be a good idea, to jump out of the car and snap a few photos.
Here's an image taken from almost the exact spot, I stood at, two weeks ago.
The shot couldn't be duplicated because, too many vehicles were coming up the road.
Standing with a tripod, in the middle of the street, can be dangerous.
These young ladies, were out there in the rain, taking pictures and, doing selfies.
They saw the old man, with a furry face and posed for me. Good girls.
Where a Pentax camera, come in handy, is when it's raining outside.
Other than, keeping raindrops off of the lens, I didn't have to worry about it getting wet.
The cell phone, I use is water resistant, too so, I snapped this photo.
The folks at the camera store know, I put their stuff through some rough tests.
They should send me free stuff and, see if it can be broken. I'd do a bang-up job for them !
The trees, sort of blossomed sporadically, this year and, I wouldn't say they are at full bloom, yet.
Maybe it's fifty percent at full bloom, at this point; there are lots of barren cherry trees.
It would have been, much more enjoyable, up there on a sunny day.
Maybe in the next weekend or, two the whole mountain will busting out in pink flowers.
Some of my camera-shooting friends live up there in Motubu.
They should do like, I do. Sneak out of the house before the women wake up.
And, spend the whole day, snapping photos of cherry blossoms.
When, there's no blue skies, to add to the scene, I climb high and shoot down into the valley.
The colors and contrast make an interesting scene, I think.
Once my clothes were soaking wet and I was half frozen, it was time to get out of there.
Do you, love cherry blossoms enough, to visit them in the rain ?