If you love photography and you love prettiness, you probably get the same rush of excitement that I do every year in the Winter into Spring change over time. Not only does that time mean sunshine, beautiful soft smells in the air and whispy breezes but it means cherry blossoms are making their special deliveries to gardens everywhere.
I have written about my fascination with sakura before. The moment cherry blossoms appear, it is a crazy race to try and photograph them as much as I can. There is such a tiny window of opportunity, especially when you live in a town where they are pretty rare to come across. As soon as I spot them, I panic and wonder where my camera is and then start mapping out my plan of attack. One must be swift and direct, one must be observant and ready to take on any dogs whose garden walls you must climb over to capture the awesomeness that is the spring blossom.
My plan of attack:
- One neighbourhood tree has been spotted with pink blossoms, albeit in a place with not much sunlight.
- Another has been identified on own street however it is yet to blossom- must keep close watch on that one.
- Drive few suburbs away and take chance that random tree’s owner does not remember me from last year and have me up on blossom paparazzi charges.
- Have blossom spies on look out all over Sydney- already received SMS texts about possible suspects on Sutherland Shire streets.
Oh and I plan on shooting Polaroids mostly this year. The thing that makes me happiest is knowing that in 6 months, I will be living in one of the cherriest blossomiest cities on the planet, outside of Japan.
Sydneysiders, help me on my Sakura hunt! Please let me know if you spot any that are shootable. Do you have any shots you took of cherry blossoms this year? I’d love to see them.
p.s. The lovely Suzanne of SHOP.talk wrote a post about the Paper Cameras Print Store. Thanks, Suzanne!