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Kan-zakura = Winter-cherry

Posted in Art, Existentialism, Flower, Fun to read :-D, Kinetorori, Make, Photography, Who is Yoshizen, Zen in Action by yoshizen on December 28, 2013


Cherry blossom in this time of year ? —– you might say.  

But this is not fake or old photo.  This is real though —— 


In reality, actual looks of the cherry is far from Photogenic isn’t it.

= Whitish cherry flower has to stand out under the deep blue sky.

When the flower was under the bright sun-light, the pupil of

our eyes close, hence the sky behind became looks darker.

(It is the same situation of the bright snow-scape, sun and the sky is 

the same though, if the foreground is bright, the sky looks darker)


But when bright sun-light is not available —– why not make one.  😀

So, this is a photography,  completely opposite of the previous post

[What’s there ?] and the recent post such as [Fort’Mason’s —] where

I talked about “What is real or looked as it is” —– instead, here I tried

to create or falsify “Ideal image” with intentional manipulation.   🙂

So, I used a flash-light to brighten-up the flowers = F-aperture was

set for correct exposure for the flowers,  but the shutter speed was

set to make under-exposure for the sky. (make it looks darker)

Kan-zakura(4)D-D Pinhole-A09A2241

Took advantage of flash-light,  I took the same flower’s photo

with Double-Density Pinhole.

D-D Pinhole / Agfa-full

Pinhole photography sound natural though, in reality, as it needs to give

rather long exposure, it is not necessary good for flower photography.  

( with wind, they move too much.  😀 )  

Use flush-light would be one of the answer. = So, this is an artificial 

creation of an artificial silk flower by Double-Density Pinhole photography

which satisfy my stereotypical idea of “What fluffy flowers should be” 🙂



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  1. bentehaarstad said, on December 28, 2013 at 12:24

    Nice! When will the cherries be ripe? 🙂

    • yoshizen said, on December 28, 2013 at 12:53

      It must be a drawback to “Make it ideal” —- similar to
      the seedless Banana, blooming in the winter => no pollination => No cherry / No seed.
      They exists only thanks to the human manipulation =
      artificial propagation.

  2. drawandshoot said, on January 5, 2014 at 18:14

    Always love your flora photography, Yoshizen.

    • yoshizen said, on January 5, 2014 at 20:03

      Thank you Karen.
      Flowers are my old closest friend. 😀

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