Easter Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto
— map & image data — nearby photos Easter Evening in Kyoto -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 18mm — 30 sec, f/4.5, ISO 100, P.P. boost: +1.24EVmap & image datanearby photos
Easter Evening in Kyoto

After a day of cold drizzle yesterday, today (Easter Sunday) was glorious: sunny, warm, and cherry trees laden with blossoms. The area were I live was crazy-crowded, but I didn't have to endure it much because I was out most of the day.

I attended Easter Mass at 10am, which was full of mixed emotions because when I got there, I found out that the head priest, Fr. Asada, passed away this week. Every time I carried Anthony while going to receive communion, he'd pause to bless Anthony, then pat him on the head with a kindly “good kid.” He'd been sick for the last month or so.

After mass, I took Anthony to an Easter-egg hunt sponsored by “CLONES”, a name I don't care for but must begrudgingly admire for its wit. It stands for something along the lines of “Children Living with One Native English Speaker” or “Children with at Least One Native English-Speaking parent.” In any case, it's for bilingual kids, and Anthony found a few chocolate-filled plastic eggs, and made new friends.

After he was down for the evening, I went out to take a few pictures. The one above is facing the same direction as the top one from this night-sakura post from the other day, but from the bridge you can see in its far distance. It was really dark, so even the 30-second exposure needed some post-processing boost (to mimic a 71-second exposure).

(The building slightly visible toward the upper left is the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art)

Being so dark, that area wasn't getting much attention this evening. However, turning around to look back across the width of the bridge I was on, and there were plenty of people enjoying a brilliantly-lit bank of cherry trees (the same ones that can be seen on the left of the previously mentioned shot from the other day).

Cherry-Blossom Fireworks -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1.3 sec, f/7.1, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Cherry-Blossom Fireworks

Ho-hum, more night long-exposure cherry-blossom pics. You must be getting bored of them by now, so here's a 15-second night shot without any cherry trees.

— map & image data — nearby photos Waiting for a Taxi Home -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 17mm — 15 sec, f/8, ISO 200, P.P. boost: +0.40EVmap & image datanearby photos
Waiting for a Taxi Home

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Good morning, my name is Michael Scott and i work for a small graphic design company in Cheshire, i was looking through your collection and saw some fantastic photographs, i was wandering if we would be able to use one of your photographs for a flyer that our company is producing, if possible that would be brilliant and i could send you a few copies of the completed flyer for your portfolio.

Thankyou for your time

Regards.

Mike Scott
mike.scott@kcreative.co.uk

— comment by Michael Scott on July 4th, 2008 at 6:46pm JST (9 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink
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