May 7, 2014

Fuji Blossoms

Photograph by Yuga Kurita, National Geographic Your Shot

"I live on the north side of Fuji, and spring comes earlier on the south side, so I traveled to the south to admire the cherry blossoms with Fuji before spring came to my town," says Yuga Kurita, a member of our Your Shot community.

"I left my house after midnight to get there in the morning, when the air is clearer and the cherry blossoms look more beautiful. When I was at the border between Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures, the sun was dawning, and I saw that Fuji was hiding behind clouds. So I parked and slept in my car for a while, planning to go back home after waking up. An hour later, I sensed something and woke. What I saw was Fuji emerging from the clouds. I was very delighted and drove south to capture the scene. I didn't try to focus the scene perfectly because I liked the slight bokeh effect on Mount Fuji in the background."

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67 comments
hamid moha
hamid moha

hi all,

it is very beauty .

thanks nage!

Ruth Saxton-Bridges-Winzenried-Byerly
Ruth Saxton-Bridges-Winzenried-Byerly

This wallpaper picture is so beautiful! I would like to know how to download it to fit my screen and I can't find a link  download it from. Thank you for the pictures I have been able to download for wallpaper on my PC.

Tanmay Chatterjee
Tanmay Chatterjee

Beautiful composition of the foreground, mid-ground and background; depth of filed and soft color tone. Loved it.

Virginie B.
Virginie B.

Love the choice of depth of field and the soft tones. Beautiful photograph

M. Clendenen
M. Clendenen

This is my favorite shot in a while - I love cherry blossoms, and I love snowy peaks!

Takashi
Takashi

Depiction of beautiful cherry blossoms, graciousness that you captured the Fuji as a supporting role.

Your "Fuji Blossoms" is a real great photo.

Mairead K.
Mairead K.

This is such a incredible photo. The colors and the composition make it amazing! Well deserved!

As a high school student with a passion for photography Nat Geo always provides inspiration!

My work: http://maireadkahn.wordpress.com/

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

Nature at her most awesome, and at her most delicate together in what is a beautiful picture, against a soft blue sky. Cherry blossoms have always been lovely, and always will be. Yuga, thank you heaps.j.e.s.......

Janice H.
Janice H.

Gorgeous, like a beautiful painting!       Perfect.

Ngo Nu
Ngo Nu

So impressive! 

Shannon T
Shannon T

Beautiful. I love how the mountain appears to be floating.

lavy l.
lavy l.

I love spring blossoms ..the picture reminded me of those I saw in Washington D.C.

This one has a nice background of Mt.Fuji 

Nu L.
Nu L.

so pretty. the mountain looks like its floating in the back

Sandra Hickman
Sandra Hickman

Oh this is gorgeous. Love it. Love the mountain in the background and the blurring making the blossoms the main focus but the mountain and cloud or mist is what also grabs my attention maybe even more so.

isaiah wiggins
isaiah wiggins

i really love the design of the picture i can just smell the blossoms from my seat.

Lokesh Gautam
Lokesh Gautam

GOD LIKE..really This was the only spontaneous response when i saw this picture.....CLEVER TAKE emotional pic..........thank-you god for giving us such a beautiful and important ornament of yours.....BUT we the selfish humans don't care about it ..hope one day there will be a absolute peace in world......YUGA KURITA thank you very much.

Mark Woods
Mark Woods

Fantastic, Yuga! Fuji being out of focus works well!

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