Yoko visits the Japanese Garden
Even though the cherry blossom season is already behind us and had gone for a hanami earlier this year, went to visit the Japanese garden in Hasselt last weekend.
Not only wanted to meet up with fellow otaku comrade Blowfish from FlyingPussyFoot to show him the Japanese garden, but also sought to indulge in some Dollfie Dream photography.
Kicking off with a snapshot of Yoko posing at a shrine like dwelling hidden away in the back of the garden.
Opted to take Yoko along although her longer wig meant more effort in styling it for each shot after carrying her around.
Another close up of lovely DD Yoko while she was sitting on a large rock. Took off the white hoodie halfway the shoot for more variation.
Although it has barely been half a year since getting into Dollfie Dreams, have quite enjoyed the hobby so far and how it integrates with my photography interest.
Don’t have a specific carrying case for DD’s, so didn’t bring Shizuko as I doubt I could conveniently transport and handle more than one doll anyway.
Even though it would only be used for when traveling with the dolls, do think I’ll invest in a specific Dollfie Dream sized carrying case, too bad missed out on getting the Volks one.
Was quite impressed with Blowfish’ Sigma 50mm prime lens, especially under the lighting conditions which were not ideal as the skies often got dark cloud cover.
Have seen Dollfie owners like Wolfheinrich achieve great results with such prime lenses, so hope to acquire the Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM lens sometime soon.
During the cherry blossom viewing went to earlier didn’t have very good weather conditions either, this time though unmounted the polarizing filter I had on the 15-85mm lens since it had little use in such overcast conditions.
Having entered the garden rather late and with the uncertain weather, there were only a few other visitors and near closing time it got deserted.
That made it easier to venture into Dollfie photography in such a public place. Didn’t really get any reaction from other visitors save a group of elderly ladies who curiously looked on and someone from the garden staff who came to check out what we were up.
Nonetheless tried to be as discrete as possible. Most of my focus went to posing Yoko, arranging her wig which got unkempt in the impromptu bag used to transport her as well as realizing good shots.
Afterwards, felt I should have gone for more poses and angles, but were approaching closing time and was getting fairly exhausted.
Was a fun day, got to meet an otaku comrade and show him the wondrous world of Dollfie Dream bjd’s and indulge in some DD photography.
Took many more photos, the rest you can see in my Dollfie Dream photo sets on Flickr.