Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/320 sec, f/4, ISO 125, P.P. boost: +1.20EV — map & image data — nearby photos
Kyoto, looking west-south-west, from the top of Mt. Daimonji
Continuing with the story about last fall's hike up Kyoto's Mt. Daimonji and the ensuing silly lunch on top, here are some hazy views from the top. Kyoto is usually fairly hazy, so when it is nice and clear, I'm tempted to make the hike back up there for better pictures.
These two shots were taken at either end of my Nikkor 70-200/2.8 zoom's range,
with the one below showing
this area (mouseover here) in the one above.
Below, some notable sites include the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art (seen earlier in this post), the Main Gate of the Heian Shrine (seen in many posts), the Kyoto City Chamber of Commerce, the National Museum of Modern Art, the Kyoto Prefectural Library, and the Kyoto City Zoo.
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/160 sec, f/6.3, ISO 200, P.P. boost: +0.95EV — map & image data — nearby photos
It looks like a total concrete jungle, but it doesn't really feel like it in this area (at least not when compared to many areas of central Kyoto), perhaps because the mountains are so close and there are a lot of trees that are not apparent in these pictures. For examples, mouse over the titles of some of my earlier posts below: an image from the post will show to the right, while the location where the image was taken is shown above. Click on the title to visit that post....
- Pink Flower and Green Canal
- Kids Love Bubbles
- Sakura and the Main Gate of the Heian Shrine
- Long Night Exposures and Cherry Blossoms
- KFC and Verena in Kyoto
- Lunch with a Great Blue Heron
- Mt. Daimonji Hike
- Our 2007 New Year's Card
- 10 Gallons of Blossoms on a 5-Gallon Branch
- Enjoying the Cherry Blossoms
I like this area a lot.