Snowy Gardens of the Heian Shrine, Part II
Couple 'a Rocks -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 40 mm — 1/750 sec, f/3.5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Couple 'a Rocks

Continuing in a series about Sunday's snow in Kyoto, and the Heian Shrine, following after yesterday's Snowy Gardens of the Heian Shrine, Part I, we move over toward the north-east gardens....

Fringe of Color -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 31 mm — 1/80 sec, f/7.1, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Fringe of Color
Snowy Roof -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 35 mm — 1/400 sec, f/3.2, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Snowy Roof
Stepping Stones -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 31 mm — 1/800 sec, f/3.2, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Stepping Stones

The stepping stones seen above are apparently a big draw, but they didn't seem particularly interesting to me on this day. I was more interested in how the lattice roof (as mentioned yesterday) made for an area that looked like a little porch area for enjoying the gardens.

Covered Bridge -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 35 mm — 1/320 sec, f/5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Covered Bridge
Stone Lantern -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 55 mm — 1/500 sec, f/5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Stone Lantern
Ducks -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 55 mm — 1/160 sec, f/5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Ducks

The shot of the ducks had some green in the trees, but overall it just looked drab until I turned it into monochrome and pumped up the contrast. I wish the ducks were more prominent, but I like it anyway.

Foreground and Background -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 32 mm — 1/800 sec, f/4, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Foreground and Background

This is one of the few shots were I actually captured the blue sky. I was exposing for the snow, so the sky was blown out in most shots (that is, the sky was recorded as pure white because the sensor couldn't handle the photo overload). The “Covered Bridge” shot, for example, has quite a bit of blue sky and cloud detail that appears when I lower the exposure way down (one of the benefits of shooting in raw mode). I may try some HDR processes on it when I'm not feeling so sick nor so busy as today.

Random Quaint Bridge #27 (compare to the summertime view seen in Second-Tier Photos from June 3, 2007 ) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 40 mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Random Quaint Bridge #27
(compare to the summertime view seen in Second-Tier Photos from June 3, 2007)

This was another that had a touch of color that detracted from the image, so I rendered this one as monochrome as well.

Of course, Anthony couldn't care less about the beauty, at least not when there was ice to be poked and broken. Here, he found a bucket of water (kept by the wooden covered bridge for fire emergencies) that had a thin layer of ice...

With This Umbrella I Thee Poke -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 30 mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
With This Umbrella I Thee Poke

About the time of the ice poking, the snow, which had started a minute earlier, really ramped up, so that the Random Quaint Bridge was getting harder to see...

Two Minutes Later -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 55 mm — 1/160 sec, f/5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Two Minutes Later

But that was just the start. A few minutes later, it really started to snow....

Continued here...


All 5 comments so far, oldest first...

I totally fan, I find all your photos fabulously brilliant, even 10 times, you’re revealling 10 different ways to apreciate each picture.
Anthony is funny, and the idea of seeing his father running after him with the camera, I find it absolutely cute . The land where you live has so beautiful structures, and marvellous landscape. You highlight them all over your blog.
Nikon 200 is a device that gives a lot of authenticity to the photos, perhaps a day I ‘ll come and have one ( Just a canon EOS 350D for moment)
Sorry about my english spoken . Take care of you and your family :).

— comment by Aclarbourgh on February 27th, 2008 at 4:55am JST (9 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Loved the photos, loved the captions. REALLY was enchanted by the comments made by Aclarbourgh.

— comment by Grandma Friedl on February 28th, 2008 at 4:11am JST (9 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Thank You. Your Photos are the most beautiful in the whole world. Keep doing like this… and You are the Best!

— comment by Vilma on March 2nd, 2008 at 7:16pm JST (9 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Thank you for posting these pictures–they brightened my day. They captured a sense of stillness and innocence. I especially liked “Exiting the Gardens.” May God bless your steps…
–Keith; Virginia, USA

— comment by Keith on February 24th, 2012 at 6:13am JST (5 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Dear Jeffrey,
Greetings from Japan.
Sincere congratulations for your wonderful photographs.
With a sharp eye and a gentle heart you masterfully captured the eternal spirit and delicate beauty of the traditional Japanese garden. Thank you for brightening up my day and sharing these images with the rest of the world.
Peace to you & all.
Francis

— comment by Francis on March 25th, 2012 at 6:01pm JST (5 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink
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