The Lamps and the Sakura

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Updated Nikon D3S Review

I’ve updated the Nikon D3S Review with the new video from japan as well as the new photo below. I occasionally pop into previous reviews to update them with new information so they stay fresh. In a way, they are sort of “living documents”, especially as my experience and opinions grow and change over time.

Daily Photo – The Lamps and the Sakura

Sakura is the Japanese word for the Cherry Blossom. I don’t know if I can explain how crazy the Japanese people are about this yearly bloom! For one thing, every local newscast has a big “Cherry Blossom” report that has in-depth descriptions of exactly where the trees are blooming in the country and upcoming predictions. The wave sweeps across the island of Japan and rich graphics cover the screen like a cold front, assaulting the countryside.

I took this photo with the Nikon D3S. I’ve recently taken to carrying two cameras with me. I take the Nikon D3X with me, and it’s usually attached to the tripod. This is the one that I use for 90% of my landscapes. While I carry that, slung around my neck and shoulder, Chewbacca-style, is the Nikon D3S, which I use for people shots, DOF shots, and videos.

This was taken at F/1.4 with a 50mm prime lens. The shutter was 1/8000 and the ISO 200. As always, this “EXIF” information is available on the SmugMug site if you click through and do a tiny bit of investigative clicking!

The Lamps and the Sakura

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/1.4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length50mm (50mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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  • casusan

    I know that is so beautiful there with the blossoms Trey – you were lucky!!

  • http://captainkimo.com Captain Kimo

    That is crazy, sounds like the Cherry Blossom blooming season is similar to the hurricane season here in Florida. Love the DOF, great shot Trey.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-De-Courval/575113859 Charles De Courval

    Great shot! The guy who complained that your pics had no dof would be happy i guess :)
    the cherry blossom looks wonderful.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gail-Stayton-Moshier/513775196 Gail Stayton Moshier

    Pretty photo, Trey!! It seems that the Cherry trees are blooming around the world. They are so beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing the blossoms and the lamps in Japan!!

  • http://www.stephennesbittphotography.com Stephen Nesbitt

    Lovely. Wish I was there during the blooming period.

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    Thanks!

    Charles – yes maybe so – I REALLY want to make that guy happy that is so concerned with DOF! hehe

  • prosem

    Interesting bokeh pattern. What lens is that shot with? Great overall composition! Good movement thoughout.

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    Thx – this is a 50mm prime at 1.4

  • http://momoc.sumasu.com/ Daily HDR Photography

    I prefer not to bokeh this photo coz the tree behind it so beautiful..I think the lamp should go detail with the tree behind..sorry this is my amateur opinion..:)

  • Beth

    Tried to find this in the About Me section, but how did you get so lucky to be traveling around the world all the time? I read somewhere it’s half for work, half for pleasure, but who exactly do you work for and what are you doing? [Need to sign myself up]

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    Thanks for the comments

    Beth — well – the site is very profitable.. we do a lot of licensing and whatnot, so I get to take fun trips… that’s all.

  • Frank

    background looks weird. More like motion than like bokeh… Is that from the processing?

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    Thanks! No – it is just basic bokeh in the background

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