Tiered Rice Paddies
Tiers of Rice Paddies Fading Into the Distance -- Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/2500 sec, f/4, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Tiers of Rice Paddies Fading Into the Distance

Continuing from yesterday's post about playing in rice paddies, we crossed the streets to see the ones we came there for. They're tiers cut into a hillside on either side of a small stream coming from the mountains. Because they're above us and extend so far away (well over a dozen tiers extending almost a mile up the hill), only the first few closest really look like anything. The rest are too small.

If it hadn't been so excruciatingly hot, I might have had the sense to drive up the hill on the little access road that parallels the stream, to get a shot from above. Hmmmm, I should perhaps return tomorrow. (UPDATE, it wasn't the next day, but I did return.)


Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/2500 sec, f/3.5, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Nils Takes a Shot;   Greg and Anthony Enjoy the View
Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 82mm — 1/1250 sec, f/5, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Honest Day's Work
( A lone worker is visible center right.)

Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/320 sec, f/4.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Kids are Still Running

Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/800 sec, f/4, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Pooped
Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 17mm — 1/750 sec, f/8, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos

That last shot accentuates the close, which gives the same scene a really different look, I think. I like it, but then, I'm easily self-impressed.


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I like the last shot too.

— comment by Jon on September 10th, 2007 at 1:23am JST (10 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink
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