October 25, 2014

The Blue Universe

Photograph by Hiroki Kondo

About 4.5 million Nemophila menziesii—a California wildflower commonly known as baby blue eyes—carpet the hills at Hitachi Seaside Park in Japan. According to photographer Hiroki Kondo, who calls this landscape “the blue universe,” the flowers peak from the end of April to the first week of May.

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34 comments
Joy Joseph Kaipparampil
Joy Joseph Kaipparampil

yes you  capture the blueeessss  cant express the tone of blue with the green.............

Hiroki Kondo
Hiroki Kondo

Thanks to all of you!! I'd like you to visit Japan and see this blue universe in person.

Janice H.
Janice H.

Gorgeous.       I love blue flowers and blue skies.       This is the ultimate.      Would love to see in person.

Azfar Khan
Azfar Khan

This is Amazing photograph;really wonderfull!

Margaret Thall
Margaret Thall

I love blue.  This is totally one of my favorite pics.  Beautiful composition. 


Shannon T
Shannon T

Another one that looks like a painting. The people by the tree in particular. Beautiful shot.

Arne Hauge
Arne Hauge

Who cant be impressed; The flower carpet, the blue color, the lines that fulfill it.

Jai S.
Jai S.

Great shot. Love the blue feel. 

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