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some photos from the SF Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Discussion in 'People' started by fks, May 4, 2007.

  1. fks


    Apr 30, 2005
    sf bay area
    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:


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

    the city's mayor on a segway


    participants of the anime costume contest that's held before the parade

    giant daruma

    nisei week court from los angeles

    jumping band

    not sure what he's supposed to be...

    grand master seiichi tanaka and the sf taiko

    the mikoshi that always closes the parade

    more images at http://ottosphotos.com/gallery/070422_cherry_blossom.
  2. Very nice Ricky! Looks a fun time.

  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Good pics
    Lots of fun
  4. Lovely saturation on these. Nicely done.
  5. fks


    Apr 30, 2005
    sf bay area
    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.

    hi gale-

    thanks for looking :smile:

    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.

    thanks again to everyone for looking.

  6. Ricky, great series!
    Very colorful and full of human interest too.

    aka beaucamera
  7. sonuj2


    May 11, 2006
    Naperville, IL
    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.
  8. Very nice set Ricky. Lots of fun and beautiful colors.
  9. Seneca


    Dec 4, 2006
    Crystal clear...great pictures. Glad you like your 70-200...I hate mine.
  10. Looks like a nice time was had by all.
  11. srwatters


    Feb 27, 2006
    Plano, TX
    All excellent images!

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

    Thanks for sharing!
  12. 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.
  13. Your cherry blossom festival looks like more fun than the one in our nations capital. BUT, where are the cherry blossoms? Neat images.
  14. fks


    Apr 30, 2005
    sf bay area
    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.

    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!).

    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.

    thanks again,

  15. Ricky.......... just fantastic photography. Felt like I was there.............

  16. fks


    Apr 30, 2005
    sf bay area
    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    thanks again to everyone for looking.

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