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Photography
2014/06/07

Rain Walk

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/500 sec, ISO-100)

I walked around Lake Tama in the rain for something beautiful. I have been photographing Hydrangea these days, and I did think it'd be better to visit famous places like Kamakura for Hydrangea. But my sense told me I should visit Lake Tama this day.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM (8mm, f/4.5, 1/60 sec, ISO-100)

Lake Tama is located near Musashi-Yamato Station, which takes around 40 minutes by train from Shinjuku.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM (8mm, f/4.5, 1/60 sec, ISO-100)

It was raining a lot, and few people were walking along the lake.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/800 sec, ISO-100)

I found a bird on the bridge.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/100 sec, ISO-100)

First of all, I dropped in at Sayama Park.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/60 sec, ISO-100)

Sayama Park was full of nature, or rather, full of green. Everything was green and there were few flowers...

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/60 sec, ISO-100)

Heavy rain was making some paths like a river.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/30 sec, ISO-100)

I found Shishiodoshi (water-filled bamboo tube). The sound was quite relaxing.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM (8mm, f/4.5, 1/20 sec, ISO-200)

I ended up finding Hydrangea at a certain place in Sayama park.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/125 sec, ISO-100)

A normal Hydrangea serrata.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/60 sec, ISO-100)

Hmm...at this moment, I felt that the area around the lake, too, might have few flowers.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/320 sec, ISO-100)

I went back to the lakeside.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/160 sec, ISO-100)

And it turned out that the street around the lake was all far from the lakeside other than that bridge. Oh my god...

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/160 sec, ISO-100)

I found one place with Hydrangea near Tamakobashi Bridge.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/160 sec, ISO-100)

It was the first, and the last Hydrangea along the lakeside.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/25 sec, ISO-100)

A restaurant of wild birds and river fish.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/2.8, 1/25 sec, ISO-100)

Ah, this restaurant has Hydrangea.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/20 sec, ISO-100)

If you have a chance to visit Lake Tama, why not visit here for dinner? By the way, I didn't have time for eating so I bought Tea noodles. It was so delicious.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/2.8, 1/50 sec, ISO-100)

After that, I left the lakeside for other parks in the south. And I happened to see the area full of Hydrangea! It was a miracle!!

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/2.8, 1/50 sec, ISO-100)

It was the periphery of Higashiyamato Park located in the south of Lake Tama. As it was raining heavily and the paths inside the park was like the photo above, I walked around the park.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/100 sec, ISO-100)

A group of Hydrangea serrata in white.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/100 sec, ISO-100)

It seems like the main color of Hydrangea here is deep blue.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/125 sec, ISO-100)

Hydrangea gathered densely.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/50 sec, ISO-100)

Hydrangea and the raindrops.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/2.8, 1/50 sec, ISO-100)

I was really relieved to see a groups of Hydrangea in this area.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/250 sec, ISO-100)

Hydrangea and the lines of rain.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO-100)

Some of the flowers are yet to bloom. Maybe it takes one more week for the best season, isn't it?

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/2.8, 1/50 sec, ISO-100)

This one was a bit different in color.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO-100)

Hydrangea serrata and the raindrops.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO-100)

Definitely, Hydrangea look beautiful in the rain.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/2.8, 1/50 sec, ISO-100)

The periphery was really full of Hydrangea.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO-100)

Hydrangea in pink and purple.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO-100)

Hydrangea serrata in dark purple. I guess it should have its own name, but I'm not sure...

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (90mm, f/2.8, 1/50 sec, ISO-250)

By the way,  I took photo of waterdrops, too. It is beautiful, too.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (90mm, f/2.8, 1/40 sec, ISO-250)

Just amazing...

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Takumi Nasuno. Tanagura Supporters' Ambassador (Official supporter of Tanagura Town of Fukushima Prefecture). A man who recommends TRIPLESSO just as he likes. A multi-language blogger for mainly nature photography. Currently I'm off from my main job (knowledge management and data analytics) and devoting myself to childcare for my newborn baby for half a year.
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