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Photographing Cherry Blossoms in Vancouver (Field Log)

One of my favorite times of year in Vancouver is the three-week period between mid-March and early April when the 40,000+ cherry blossom trees throughout the city are in full bloom. They are literally on every street and it’s a really amazing sight if you ever get the chance to go there.

As I understand it, the majority of these trees were gifted to Canada by Japan after WWII. Be sure to check out this great interactive map provided by the city that shows all of the cherry blossom tree locations, whether they are in bloom or not, and highlights the favorite locations.

I took the opportunity on March 16 to head out and take some really great shots at one of my favorite locations.

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