Hello ! It's rainy season in Japan now.
Since we don't have blue sky, I don't feel like going out for shooting.
but hydrangeas and lilies are the best season right now.
I went to shoot them.
Mimuroto Temple in Kyoto Uji is famous for hydrangea garden, and, Osaka Maishima Lily Garden is just 3 years old, new lily garden.
Let's watch the photos and movies.
How did you like it ? I brought 2 lenses, 24-120mm zoom lens and 60mm micro lens for hydrangea shooting.
but mostly I used 60mm micro lens.
it had rained until just before I arrived, I expected to shoot rain drop and the flowers.
but my pictures were not so good, hahaha.
it was my first time of serious flower shooting, so, it was a good experience for me.
and I found lotuses are opening the flowers.
so, I shoot them.
Lotuses season will start from July.
Mimuroto Temple hydrangea festival will open till 28th of June 2015.
and I actually didn't know well about Osaka Maishima Lily Garden although I live in Osaka, I found it on the internet.
I was looking for some events for shooting.
the event is pretty populer.
( I was quite surprised.
) I arrived at 9:30 am on a weekday.
it's quite quiet at the moment but getting to be packed in 1 hour.
If you want to have enough space to shoot the garden, I highly recommend you to arrive at the garden at 8:30am.
I didn't brought my tripod this time, but the garden allows you to use tripods.
and, the lily garden holds a photo contest.
I saw some prize winner's pictures from last year at the exit.
They are holding the contest this year, too.
the first prize money is US$ 3,000.
Maybe you will win 🙂 The lily garden will open till 5th July.
I brought my 18-35mm zoom lens and 60mm micro lens.
I brought 18-35mm just because I didn't used it for a long time.
but it was my miss choice.
18-35mm wide zoom lens wasn't suitable for the flower garden.
🙁 I mean, there was distance between the passage and the lilies.
So, I used 35mm side, but it was still far.
So, I changed into 60mm and I had to use 60mm most of the time.
it's ok, now, I have knowledge, I'll bring my 24-120mm lens for flower garden shooting from now.
I couldn't shoot the combination of blue sky and flowers because it's rainy season, I will try it at autumn cosmos shooting next time.
OK, see you soon at the next video, bye !.