Ah, part one of cherry blossom bliss. I apologize for the picture binge below - it's nearly 7000 pixels in height (yeech). These were all from one roll of the Fuji Astia 100f, another slide film that I tried for the first time. As I was scanning, I loved to see the way this film handled colors. I used three different films on Sunday, so I'll likely do two more parts to showcase those. The Astia is significantly different from the other two and I'm liking the rich blues that came out here.
The blossoms were less pink than I expected, which was a minor disappointment. Seas of white trees dotted by a scarce pink one here and there was the general gist. Still, the park was packed with mobs of people all toting around SLRs. I've never seen so many Canon L lenses in one place at once! The highlight was when someone in passing said (re: the Contax), "Now there's a real camera!" Anyway, I'm glad I went, even though it was a harried and tiring day trip. Now, onto the blossoms: