Alfie took the Mamiya out for a workout in Itabashi and found some lovely sakura.
Finding good spots in town for cherry blossom which are not choked with people is a bit of a trick, even in the week. I was delighted, therefore, to find – thanks to Toru, one of my students and a resident of the area – that the Shakuji River area in Itabashi is one such place; quiet, peaceful and blessed with a wonderful display of sakura along a sprawling ribbon of river.
Here’s a little gallery from my walk. All the shots were made using a Mamiya 645AFD II camera with either the 35mm f/3.5 wide-angle or the 80mm f/1.9 lenses. They are all straight from the camera; no editing, no photoshop… just resizing.
We’ll be doing a shoot with a model in this area on Sunday April 4th. If you are interested in joining us, email alfiejapanorama[atmark]gmail.com