Vine and Bamboo Again (With Desktop Backgrounds)

A few days after I posted a photo of a vine on a bamboo fence (see the image at the lower left), I went back to see it in a different light. I was surprised to see how much the vine had withered away in just four days (image lower right).

Vine with reddening leaves sticks through a crack in a bamboo fence (Kyoto, Japan)
1/80 sec, f/9, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Original (in 10am shade)
Withering vine with reddening leaves sticks through a crack in a bamboo fence (Kyoto, Japan)
1/200 sec, f/10, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Four Days Later (in 3pm sun)

You can also see how harsh the direct sun of the second is, compared with the morning shade of the first.

Harsh sun or not, I thought some of the other shots I got that day might make a nice desktop background image, so I've provided three, in an array of both standard and widescreen sizes.

The first is a close-up of the vine.


Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/250 sec, f/9, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Standard: 1024×768  ·  1440×1080  ·  1600×1200     Widescreen:  1280×800  ·  1680×1050  ·  1920×1200  ·  2560×1600

Next we have a blank section of bamboo fence. Yes, it's boring, but then, it is for a desktop background....


Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55/2.8 @ 30mm — 1/320 sec, f/9, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Standard: 1024×768  ·  1440×1080  ·  1600×1200     Widescreen:  1280×800  ·  1680×1050  ·  1920×1200  ·  2560×1600

Finally, a wider view, in case it appeals to some. The wider view highlights that the bamboo slats were not properly perpendicular, and so the whole image feels tilted a bit. If I correct for the slant one way, it feels tilted the other, so there you have it.


Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55/2.8 @ 26mm — 1/320 sec, f/9, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Standard: 1024×768  ·  1440×1080  ·  1600×1200     Widescreen:  1280×800  ·  1680×1050  ·  1920×1200  ·  2560×1600

All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

Wow, beautiful shots! I adopted one for my desktop bg – it was time for a change anyway. Thanks for these.

— comment by dda on January 15th, 2007 at 5:50am JST (10 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

I love those. (Anyway I’ve been a bamboo fan since I first came in contact with Japan in 1999.)

— comment by Anne on September 2nd, 2012 at 8:06pm JST (5 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink
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