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Chidorigafuchi is one of the most famous places in Tokyo to see cherry blossoms. The cherry blossoms are illuminated by various light sources at night, magenta in the foreground and white in the background in this shot.

Although I took this scene with handheld at iso 2500 several days before, its image data was very inflexible for retouching, so i tried again at iso 1250 on this day. I used the monopod set on the edge of extremely crowded path, and pressed the shutter button at a moment when wind was calm down, it was at 0.5 sec with f/5.6 for the low-lighting condition. Well-balanced moment at brightness between the cherry blossoms and the sky in blue hour was at 28 minutes after sunset since the lighting was a bit dark. I used the 12mm lens to enhance gracefully-shaped branches spreading powerfully like reaching the opposite bank.

For the lighting, a lot of LED lamps are used for energy conservation, supplied with electric power generated by solar cell module. It is said to be able to reduce the CO2 emission to 0.2 tons this year from 4.2 tons last year.

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