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Love among the blossoms

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A bride and groom stand on a plastic drum to get closer to the cherry blossoms during their wedding ceremony in Ueno Park.

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@saborichan: maybe i am not understanding what is meant by the term 'gag-shot'? i thought it meant a photo that is created intentionally to be funny and fake.. and this shot is not fake at all.. and no it shows no malice at all that i can see, i think it shows practical ingenuity.

@YongYang you are correct.. although the sakura is very overdone in many many scenes and signs and furniture patterns.. so much that it seems cliche.. the sakura is a symbol of love. The blossoms come quickly and go quickly.. like the romance of young lovers.. they bloom and often fail.. but for those who wait.. who stay together.. that love blooms again and again every year! So then it becomes a lesson in patience and perseverance.. not to give up in Love!

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Lovely! Best wishes to the happy couple.

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The cherry blossom is a fantastic blossom, an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life something some of the posters need to get.

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He has a tennis shoes...

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Sakura is overrated. Nothing special about that flower

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Japanese are nothing if not practical. Need to get the couple up closer to the flowers? Hey, use THIS! mondainai. Case closed.

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That's why it's a gag shot, Mikanojo - it's a humorous behind-the-scenes. I don't think it was taken in malice towards photographers, do you?

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Mikanojo:

Put the curtain back, no one wants to see the Wizard!

We prefer the duality of beautiful cherry blossoms in heaven and the garbage on earth!

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Oh please everyone? This is not a 'gag' shot and not a phony couple. If you look to the left side of the photo.. you will see the 2 photographers who are taking the proper, composed picture! What we are seeing then is a photo of the photographers at work, and the inexpensive technique they are using. We see the plastic barrel that was needed as was written, to bring the couple up closer to the blossoms.. their feet, his comfy sneakers, and the barrel will not be in the images that appear in the wedding book! This is a 'behind-the-scenes' image.. showing us an example of how good photographers can sometimes use a bit of trickery to compose the perfect shot.. in this case they could not shrink the trees.. so with the aid of the barrel they made the bride and groom taller!

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Enjoy,appreciate something beautiful( like cherry blossoms) before they turn into gomi(hence gomi bako in the picture).

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Hahah! This is a lovely tongue-in-cheek shot juxtaposing the garbage bin and the attempt at a beautiful picture. A nice way to remind us all that the imagery we associate with a wedding is as much artifice as anything else! Between the signs to both sides and the tarp behind them, it's no wonder they had to work hard to forge a scene of beauty. I think it's pretty clearly a gag shot, including the trash quite intentionally.

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Tezbo, are you sure? Last Sunday the cherry blossoms were not in full bloom in Ueno Park. Anyway, let's just get a shot of the beautiful cherry blossoms, not some balding groom wearing sneakers.

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Good shot. A newly wed couple on their back with a cherry blossom in the middle of busy people and sticks around. I wish I was their in that cherry tree climbing or swinging.

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Absolutely beautiful from the Garbage bin up! I am very envious of this specific temporal and geographical moment.

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This was a photo shoot, I saw them in the park last Sunday, it is not a real Couple, just show...but the blossoms were nice I admit..

Moderator: The photo was taken on Friday.

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Are my old eyes failing me or is he wearing white sneakers? Good for him if so, because we surely don't want to see another pair of those "pointed shoes" now do we. Darn it, can't tell if he's wearing a watch. If she is, she's a righty. I like the "under the cherry blossom" idea but wish the photographer could have at least found a way to snap this photo without the big Gomi bako being in a wedding picture.

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The photo needs to be cropped - 1/4 to 1/3 of the bottom is unnecessary distractions to the theme. Unless intentional, it seems to be an non composed photo.

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Nice photo being in the blossoms. What is to the left should have been fadded out or whatever.

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I often refer to these as funerals (weddings)

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I agree with cadmium.

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Nice close-up of the rubbish bin on the left (gomi-bako)

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Very good picture. Wish I had a girl that would marry me. I would like to have a wedding under sakura.

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As a Lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water and stand above it unsoiled, perhaps this couple as acquired this spiritual teaching and have overcome unpleasant surroundings (gomi bako) and enjoying the beauty of cherry blossom !

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nice shot

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