some photos from the SF Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

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this is a bit late, but i haven't had much time to work on my photos. i pulled out my D2H for this event as the AF on the D200 hasn't been that accurate for parades.

C&C always welcome :smile:

ricky



all images taken with the D2H + 70-200mm VR.


the city's mayor on a segway
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mikoshi
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participants of the anime costume contest that's held before the parade
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giant daruma
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nisei week court from los angeles
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jumping band
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not sure what he's supposed to be...
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grand master seiichi tanaka and the sf taiko
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the mikoshi that always closes the parade
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more images at http://ottosphotos.com/gallery/070422_cherry_blossom.
 

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hi anthony-

the cherry blossom parade is always a great photo op. my usual location is now blocked by a bush, so i had to move to another spot.

Very nice Ricky! Looks a fun time.

Anthony
hi gale-

thanks for looking :smile:

Good pics
Lots of fun
hi daren-

i'd forgotten how nicely saturated are the images that come out of the D2H. out of all the nikon DSLR's that i've owned, the D2H produces the richest colors straight out of the camera.

Lovely saturation on these. Nicely done.
thanks again to everyone for looking.

ricky
 
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Ricky, great color and sharpness. I know what you mean by the saturated colors coming out of the D2H ... i have experienced the same thing too. Which lens did you use to shoot this series? Looks very very sharp and very well exposed.
 
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All excellent images!

I lived most of my life near the city and enjoyed the trip back 'home'.

Thanks for sharing!
 

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thanks everyone for the compliments :smile:


hi virginia-

i love photographing parades because of the participants. i'm not really good with people who pose, and at thease events i can catch them candidly.

Ricky, great series!
Very colorful and full of human interest too.
hi shekhar-

i used the 70-200mm f/2.8 VR. it's my primary lens when i do parades and street fairs. the 80-200mm f/2.8 that i used to have is almost as good, but without VR (a big help for my shaky hands!).

Which lens did you use to shoot this series? Looks very very sharp and very well exposed.
hi seneca-

sorry to hear that your 70-200mm isn't working out for you. prior to getting this lens, my favorite was my 80-200mm. the mid-to-long tele range seems to suit my shooting style.

Crystal clear...great pictures. Glad you like your 70-200...I hate mine.

thanks again,

ricky
 

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thanks all for the kind words :smile:



hi bill-

yup, this was from jtown. i've never attended the civic center side of the parade, thanks for the link to your photos.

Great Shots ! Was you at Japantown? I was at Civic Center , and I see you have some stuff I didn't see from Civic Center.
hi scott-

you should pay us a visit. the city's changed so much recently, with all the construction. i was driving up 280 yesterday, and was struck by how much the new rincon tower dominates the skyline.

All excellent images!

I lived most of my life near the city and enjoyed the trip back 'home'.

Thanks for sharing!
hi keith-

i'd love to play with a D2Hs to see how different it is from the D2H, especially the improvement in the higher ISO settings.

Great series!! Love the colors. I've been contemplating a d2h as a backup to my d2hs... This is another thumbs up to justify that purchase.

hi gordon-

i forgot to take photos of the trees :redface: too busy with the parade. DC has way more cherry blossoms than SF though.

Your cherry blossom festival looks like more fun than the one in our nations capital. BUT, where are the cherry blossoms? Neat images.
thanks again to everyone for looking.

ricky
 

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