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Route 1 on the Cherry Blossom Highway; Ishikawa-machi, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

The cherry-blossom in my wife's old hometown of Ishikawa-machi, in Fukushima Prefecture, always gives an amazing display. This little road out of town was one of the best spots for such a long, uninterrupted line of the trees. It also has those lovely curves in the road and I was able to get down and get a great perspective from a side-road that dipped off to the right at one end.

Spent a long time here, sat in the gutter. :-)

Nikon D300

Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 ED


  1. Superbly capture and creative treatment!!

  2. ROB

    Stunning. Makes me want to be back in Japan right now.

  3. I like the how the redness & whiteness of the trees is combined. Beautiful!

  4. Impressing and strange colors. Great shot.

  5. auque

    i'm pleased to look at these pictures that are both alive and vibrating. they become very exotic for someone living in sweden with their dreamlike reality, specially at dusk! i've never visit japan before but makes me……

  6. great picture and nice reprocessing. Like the dark atmosphere.

  7. Oh wow… this is absolutely breathtaking… you know how much I love Japan and it's smaller towns and countries and this picture is absolute perfection to my eyes… bravo!

  8. wow Alfie! it just never ends with you …

    One amazing shot after another!

  9. Great photos! They seem a bit heavy to load on low speed connections though..

  10. beautifully done – i like the mix of blossoms and the road.

  11. I love the color and depth of field in this shot. Wonderful!

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