An Unforgettable Dinner at AIC Akitsushima Kyoto
Setting Out the Hors d'Oeuvres Chef Koji Ueshima at AIC Akitsushima Kyoto -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
Nikon D4 + Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM — 1/100 sec, f/4, ISO 560 — map & image datanearby photos
Setting Out the Hors d'Oeuvres
Chef Koji Ueshima at AIC Akitsushima Kyoto

Earlier this summer I got the chance to visit — and eat a fabulous dinner at — AIC Akitsushima Kyoto (AIC秋津洲京都), and though I didn't get a chance to take any proper pictures, I did snap some as I went. It's a shame, because the entire small property was absolutely stunning, both in design and in execution.

Entrance Lobby -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Entrance Lobby

To be frank, I'm not entirely clear about what this place is, but I do know that part of it is a restaurant open to the public (restaurant web site). It's related to a college in Auckland, so in addition to the 8% tax that's added to your bill, an additional 10% is added as a scholarship fee that presumably goes directly to the college.

Other than the small area that's open to the public, I got the impression that the rest of it was used as a club, for members. I joined the evening as a guest of my masseur friend Kentaro Kataoka. The president of the organization that owns this place is also a massage client, so he hosted us for the evening.

Unassuming Entrance -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Unassuming Entrance
Lobby-side Bar with an original Chagall hanging nearby -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Lobby-side Bar
with an original Chagall hanging nearby
Pre-Dinner Mingling -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Pre-Dinner Mingling
AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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The site is quite small, but the place is designed very well, so it feels much bigger. I got a quick tour.

Little Patio -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Little Patio
Relaxation Room with both a nice fireplace, and a garden view -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Relaxation Room
with both a nice fireplace, and a garden view
Mini Teppanyaki Counter for intimate dinners ( but wow, the art on the wall gives me the creeps ) -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Mini Teppanyaki Counter
for intimate dinners
( but wow, the art on the wall gives me the creeps )
Entrance to the restaurant -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Entrance
to the restaurant
Small Restaurant -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Small Restaurant
Kitchen -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Kitchen
Passageway -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Passageway
Up to the Second Level -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Up to the Second Level
Lovely Bedroom I'm not exactly sure why -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Lovely Bedroom
I'm not exactly sure why
Bath overlooking the garden -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Bath
overlooking the garden
Dining Room were our group would eat -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Dining Room
where our group would eat
Lots of Cutlery I'm not sure what to do with four forks, four knives, a spoon, and a pair of chopsticks -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 19mm — 1/100 sec, f/3.5, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Lots of Cutlery
I'm not sure what to do with four forks, four knives, a spoon, and a pair of chopsticks
Cheers! -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
Nikon D4 + Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM — 1/100 sec, f/3.5, ISO 900 — map & image datanearby photos
Cheers!

The dinner was fantastic...

Sashimi on Radish -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Sashimi on Radish
Pasta with Caviar -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Pasta with Caviar
Group Shot -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Group Shot
Fish with Peppers -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Fish with Peppers
Beef -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Beef
The Most Amazing Cheese Plate Ever -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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The Most Amazing Cheese Plate Ever

I'm not the biggest fan of cheese, but this plate of small bits of cheese was by far the highlight of an evening of highlights. Each one was amazing, and I took the smallest possible little nibbles, to prolong the experience. Each little nibble came with an explosion of taste that I can hardly describe.

I dragged out the plate as long as I could, then spent the next while suppressing the urge to steal from others who had been slowed down by conversation.

Dessert -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Dessert
More Dessert -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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More Dessert
Coffee -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Coffee
Yet More Dessert -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Yet More Dessert
Hot Tea -- AIC秋津洲京都 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl
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Hot Tea

What a memorable evening. I definitely hope to get back sometime with my camera, for dinner, or for both.


Taran and Kate at the Heian Shrine, Part 3
The Garden All to Themselves Heian Shrine (平安神宮), Kyoto Japan -- Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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The Garden All to Themselves
Heian Shrine (平安神宮), Kyoto Japan

Today's post is the final installment of the story started in Taran and Kate at the Heian Shrine. The previous installment ended with our having to wait for a massive crowd to clear. After all three of them 🙂 left, we had the place to ourselves.

Putting Away the Sun Glasses for a darker area of the gardens -- Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 62mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Putting Away the Sun Glasses
for a darker area of the gardens
With a Gray Heron I'd hoped it would fly just as they passed, but it didn't move -- Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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With a Gray Heron
I'd hoped it would fly just as they passed, but it didn't move
With Another Heron -- Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 180 — map & image datanearby photos
With Another Heron

It was only as I was walking around to join them that the first heron decided to fly away...

See Ya' -- Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 140 — map & image datanearby photos
See Ya'

Birds in flight are almost as difficult to photograph as children (a bird's movement is marginally less erratic). I'm focus-challenged in the best of times, but in this case it was compounded by the fact that I had the manual-focus-only Voigtländer 125mm/f2.5 mounted. Given all that, the result isn't too bad.

Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos
Stepping Stones -- Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Stepping Stones
Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Always the Gentleman -- Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Always the Gentleman
Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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On the Way Out -- Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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On the Way Out
Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Fuzzy I missed focus on this first shot -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Fuzzy
I missed focus on this first shot

I'd seen this bench with its Beware of Hairy Caterpillars sign on the way to meet them, so when I saw that Taran had a thick fuzzy beard, I thought we could have some fun with it, along the lines of the two-shot sequence seen here.

I love their smiles in the shot above... I just wish I'd focused better. 🙁

After that, I bid them adieu with one last snap...

Bye! -- Kyoto Prefectural Library, Okazaki -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Bye!
Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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The Silliness of Japanese Medicine-Dosage Rules
Drip Drip Drip kusaridoi rain chain at the Eigenji Temple (永源寺) -- Eigenji Temple (永源寺) -- Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1250 — map & image datanearby photos
Drip Drip Drip
kusaridoi rain chain at the Eigenji Temple (永源寺)

I'm currently on the recovering end of a very bad cold that stole a week of my life. The photo above (that actually has no dripping in it) is from a photogenic outing last fall, first seen in Anatomy of a Selfie.

Here's a less-photogenic photo from yesterday, with an actual drip in it (two, if you count the I.V.):

Getting a Gram of Antibiotic Goodness 1g of Rocephin , along with 20mg of Prednisolone for good measure -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
iPhone 7 Plus + iPhone 7 Plus front camera 2.87mm f/2.2 at an effective 32mm — 1/30 sec, f/2.2, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos
Getting a Gram of Antibiotic Goodness
1g of Rocephin, along with 20mg of Prednisolone for good measure

I noticed the cold coming on when I woke up last Tuesday, and it seemed to be mild at first, so I thought it might be like a one-day cold I had a couple of weeks ago, but I still had it the next day, so after the photoshoot with Taran and Kate (where I kept my distance so as not to give it to them) I went to the doctor. He said it was bacterial and not viral, so prescribed antibiotics.

Antibiotics normally make me feel better almost immediately, almost back to 100% by the next day, but this time, the 250mg of Levofloxacin twice a day didn't seem to do a thing, and I descended into a hazy world of misery.

I would have liked to have gone back to the doc on Friday, but it was a holiday, so I went back yesterday. He said that perhaps the dosage was low for my weight. I'm 90kg (200lbs), double the weight of some of the more petite adults in Japanese society.

I'd expressed some worry about the Levofloxacin, due to reports of tendon issues among athletes, so he moved me to something else, hopefully at a dosage appropriate to my weight. He was also going to jump-start things with an I.V. of antibiotics, but since there was a short wait for that, I went and got my prescription filled first.

At the pharmacy, I asked whether the prescription, 100mg of Cefditoren thrice a day, was appropriate for my weight, and I was stunned at the deer-in-the-headlights response. They said that medicine dosage for adults was something set by law, so a patient's weight was never part of the dosage consideration, except for children.

Now, if they said that this medicine's dosage was set that way, I'd not have been surprised, as I suppose it depends on the specific medicine whether it's best dosed by weight, but it was clear that they had never even considered dosing adults based on weight.

I asked So, a ballerina and a sumo wrestler always get the same dosage?. A big sumo wrestler can easily weigh six times that of a petite adult. The look on their faces told the story, being a mix of wow, I never thought of that combined with a kid having got caught with the hand in the cookie jar. It was now clearly apparent to them how stupid the situation was, but at the same time, it had never occurred to them, nor could they do anything about it because the law was the law.

Asshole one does not walk on the delicate moss at a temple, unless you're a selfish asshole (don't mind me, I'm just being grumpy) -- Eigenji Temple (永源寺) -- Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1400 — map & image datanearby photos
Asshole
one does not walk on the delicate moss at a temple, unless you're a selfish asshole
(don't mind me, I'm just being grumpy)

Anyway, these meds are definitely better and I finally feel the cold receding.

Happy Photo to End With Zensuiji Temple (善水寺) -- Zensuiji Temple (善水寺) -- Konan, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2016 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Happy Photo to End With
Zensuiji Temple (善水寺)

Taran and Kate at the Heian Shrine, Part 2

Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Ritual Cleansing
before entering the shrine
— at the Heian Shrine, Kyoto Japan —

Today's post follows Taran and Kate at the Heian Shrine, where I posted a few shots (and a wigglegram!) from a photoshoot the other day. Recent MBA-graduates Taran and Kate were looking to have some photos taken while on vacation in Japan, and got put in touch with me. I haven't done much real photography in a long while, except last month's mini session at Kyoto Tea Ceremony Camellia GARDEN, so I wasn't sure what to expect from myself.

We first met to get to know each other a bit over coffee, and I found them to be a fun couple with super-photogenic smiles, so I knew I'd have an easy time of it.


Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/4, ISO 160 — map & image datanearby photos
First Photo
of the day

We started with the typical in front of the gate shots...


Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 48mm — 1/1250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos

The little orange fence thing is there to stop people from driving in, because the front area can certainly look like a parking lot. At first it wasn't quite centered to the gate, which drives me insane, so I moved it over. I should have expected how heavy it was... it's solid wood. Ugh! But so worth it to have things centered.

(Now that I think about it, it's probably good that it's no longer blocking the path that the yellow dimple bricks lead a sight-impaired person on. Prior to my moving it, they would have run right into it.)


Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 102mm — 1/1250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Such Easy Smiles

Before heading in, they did the ritual cleansing one's supposed to do before entering a Shinto shrine. Taran used to live in Japan so he knows the ropes, including tipping the ladle up at the end to let the last bit of water drain down the handle, cleansing it from your touch....


Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Final Step

Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 31mm — 1/1000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Heading In

Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 40mm — 1/500 sec, f/9, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos

Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/500 sec, f/8, ISO 720 — map & image datanearby photos
Posed Shot

The Heian Shrine is a photogenic place, so there are lots of opportunities for nice posed shots, made all the better by there being so few visitors at the moment. I tried to also let them move about to enjoy at their own pace, to get more candid-ish shots.


Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/500 sec, f/8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Guided Tour
Taran has been here before, so he showed Kate around

Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 130mm — 1/640 sec, f/8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos

Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 125mm — 1/2500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Hey!
I'd interrupt their stroll occasionally by grabbing their attention

Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 80mm — 1/3200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
... and posing them for a nice shot

Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos

Walking by the tree filled with omikuji (which I explain on this post almost a decade ago), I noticed one had fallen down, so I asked them to put it back onto the tree for the camera.

Eventually we went into the gardens...


Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 34mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 2500 — map & image datanearby photos
Pretend
that you're relaxing. Relax harder!
(Saying silly things sometimes garners a nice smile)

Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 26mm — 1/500 sec, f/3.2, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos

Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 50mm — 1/500 sec, f/3.2, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos
of course I had to pull them back for a shot on the bridge

Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 50mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 900 — map & image datanearby photos

Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 150mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 4000 — map & image datanearby photos
exposed for the very dark area under a tree

Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 56mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 720 — map & image datanearby photos
Teeming Crowds
we had to wait a full minute to have the lake to ourselves

To be continued...


Taran and Kate at the Heian Shrine
Kate and Taran at the Heian Shrine (平安神宮), Kyoto Japan -- Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Kate and Taran
at the Heian Shrine (平安神宮), Kyoto Japan

I did a little photoshoot today with recent MBA graduates Taran and Kate, doing some traveling before heading into the workforce.

I'm out of practice of late, but they had such nice smiles and an easy-going nature, so it was a breeze. I've a bazillion photos to get through... for the moment, here are a few.

Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 102mm — 1/1250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 90mm — 1/1000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 48mm — 1/500 sec, f/6.3, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
“ Artistic ” Processing to make something from an overexposed, throw-away shot -- Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 27mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1100 — map & image datanearby photos
Artistic Processing
to make something from an overexposed, throw-away shot
Touring the Grounds -- Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Touring the Grounds
Relaxing in the Garden -- Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 2000 — map & image datanearby photos
Relaxing in the Garden
Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 5600 — map & image datanearby photos
Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 150mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 4000 — map & image datanearby photos
Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 29mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 135mm — 1/500 sec, f/8, ISO 2000 — map & image datanearby photos
Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 130mm — 1/500 sec, f/8, ISO 2200 — map & image datanearby photos
“ Beware ” , the sign says, “ of hairy caterpillars ” -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/1000 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Beware, the sign says,
of hairy caterpillars

I'll post more later, but for today, I'll end with this wigglegram:

Animatable Wigglegram (16 frames) — slowly sweep mouse from side to side to view 3D effect
写真の上をマウスで左右にゆっくり動かすと「3D」な感じが出ます。

Continued here...