The Kyoto Cherry Blossom Bloom

The Nikon D3S Review

The last time I made a short video like this, I put it on the Nikon D3S Review page.  I’ll be sure to put this one on too.  It’s a pretty good indication of how cool this camera is… and the sorts of things you can do with it.

I must say, it’s quite nice to be able to grab little moments here and there between photos.  There is something that is very nice about video where you can get a few things you just can’t with a photo.  It’s not better or worse… just different.  It has taken me a little while to get used to — the idea that I can just take video any time without having to carry around another video camera.

Of course, you don’t need a D3S to do this… you can do it with a Nikon D90 and a lot of other new mid-range cameras nowadays.

Daily Surprise – The Kyoto Cherry Blossom Bloom

I’ve always wanted to come to Kyoto when the cherry blossoms are blooming, so this is really exciting.  Everything is even more beautiful than I imagined… there are thousands and thousands of these trees here that have a soft pink that is impossible to describe.  I’m not sure the video below can do it justice… we’ll have to wait until I have time to process some of the photos to see if I can make it as real as it is when I am here.

I flew into Osaka, found the bus to Kyoto, arrived, checked in, dumped my stuff in my room, then blew out into the streets with all my gear.   It was dusk when I left, so I decided to record 24 hours worth of video from one dusk until the next, grabbing little moments here and there.  All of it was shot with my D3S, which I now carry around with my D3X — I have my little system fully described (and on video) on the Photo Bag page.

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