Petals and pictures – Cherry Blossom Festival in Jinhae, Korea

Cherry blossoms, hearts and I

From the moment I knew that we were going to be in Korea during the cherry blossoms season, I was excited. And thus, nothing less would do than a visit to the largest cherry blossom festival in Korea.

Despite going on a weekday and in unstable weather, we had to wait two bus loads before we were headed from Busan to the port town of Jinhae. The wait was worth it though, as you can hopefully see from the gallery of images below!

On large screens, click on the images in the gallery to enlarge them and to read my commentary.

All images taken with an Olympus OMD E-M10 and prime lenses. Edited from RAW format in darktable.

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14 thoughts on “Petals and pictures – Cherry Blossom Festival in Jinhae, Korea

  1. Casey

    Love these photos, especially the one with the hearts! The colors just look amazing together with the cherry blossoms. South Korea is on my bucket list, too.

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  2. Cate

    Just a note to let you know that I’ve nominated you for a ‘Very Inspiring Blogger Award’.
    There’s a fair bit involved and it took me a while to get round to it so I’ll understand if you don’t want to take it up … but I hope you will!
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    Keep up the great blog.


    1. perelincolors

      Thanks a lot! We’re just back from a short vacation, and it’s a nice surprise to read this message! I know how much work it entails to work on these awards – I did one early on and I am not sure if I can tackle another one. But I am very honoured by the recognition! To everyone reading this: check out Cate’s blog, it’s awesome!

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  3. Japan Can(ada) Mix

    This was neat to see! My fav pic was the one with the roast pig. 😀 I’ll explain. I adore the details in the backgrounds of photos, looking for glimpses of the everyday. The lightbulbs, the colors of the table cloths and the fact that there is a roast pig at a cherry blossom festival are all incredible. Who knew?! I had no idea Korea even had cherry blossoms until I saw your first post a while back. This series was fantastic to see the blossoms but also the other bits that make up the experience. And yes! Quite different in some ways from what I experienced in Japan!


      1. Japan Can(ada) Mix

        Ha ha! Well, in some respects there is peaceful and quiet, even contemplative enjoyment of sakura. But there are also big and sometimes drunken parties on blue tarps under the sakura trees in the afternoon and evenings, especially in popular zones. 😀


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