Lawrence Solum, and Random Pics from Arashiyama
Watering the Flowers, Kyoto Style -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 140mm — 1/80 sec, f/8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Watering the Flowers, Kyoto Style

I spent the most enjoyable day today playing tour guide to some friends from The States, and although it's not as if I'm lacking pictures from Kyoto, of course I brought my camera along. We visited Kibune, drove through the mountains (seeing this village and these rice paddies), and then headed over to the Arashiyama area of Kyoto to take a look around. (While there, we stopped by Giouji knowing that it would be closed for the evening, just so they could scout its location for a later visit.)

Lawrence Solum, in Kyoto -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 150mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Lawrence Solum, in Kyoto

My guests were Lawrence Solum, his sister Alex, and their 81-years-young mom Pat. Lawrence is a professor of law (but, to his credit, not a lawyer :-)), Alex is a portrait photographer, and Pat (who still works at 81!) is in a field of psychology that I didn't exactly understand.

Alex, in Kibune -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 48mm — 1/60 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Alex, in Kibune
Pat and her son -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Pat and her son

Both Lawrence and Alex are avid photographers, so it was especially enjoyable for me to not only share my Kyoto, but to share it at that level.

In the shot below, photographers will appreciate the sibling rivalry evident in the camera straps.

Sibling Rivalry -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 98mm — 1/40 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Sibling Rivalry

Below are a few random shots from the far-western Arashiyama (嵐山) area of Kyoto.

Roof and Mountains Entrance building to the Hougon'in Temple (宝厳院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 75mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Roof and Mountains
Entrance building to the Hougon'in Temple (宝厳院)

I'd never heard of the Hougon'in Temple prior to looking up this evening what I'd taken a picture of from the street earlier, but if the outside part we saw as any indication, the inside holds much promise. Apparently, it's not normally open to the public this time of year, but this year it's open until tomorrow Sunday, so I may have to head back there. The forecast is for rain, so we'll see...

Flowers and Cone -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Flowers and Cone

The shot above didn't really turn out quite like I wanted. The yellow and white thing in the background (top center) is a big plastic ice cream cone, but it's too out of focus to really tell. Somehow, I thought it might make a nice shot.

Random Wall -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 75mm — 1/1000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Random Wall
Tofu Restaurant Specializing in deep-fried tofu -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 110mm — 1/750 sec, f/2.8, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Tofu Restaurant
Specializing in deep-fried tofu
Leaves outside the Hogon'in Temple -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/800 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Leaves outside the Hogon'in Temple
Siblings -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/45 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Siblings

I'm joking about the sibling rivalry, of course. In the shot above, the first of a group of three rickshaws had just passed, and Alex was following the first while Lawrence was tracking one of the others.


One comment so far...

That last shot of “Siblings” is a GREAT family shot. I’m not sure what it is I like so much about it, but it really made me smile.
And see – *that’s* why you should use your camera strap. It would be so picturesque next to my Minolta. 🙂

— comment by Marcina on June 22nd, 2007 at 7:50am JST (10 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink
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