Today’s Sunset in Kyoto: Ho-Hum & Yawn
This Evening's Sunset Over Kyoto boring  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 3600 — map & image datanearby photos
This Evening's Sunset Over Kyoto
boring

Well, today's weather was quite different from yesterday's, so I shouldn't be surprised that today's sunset was nothing compared to yesterday's once-in-a-lifetime sunset. Still, one can hope, so today I made the five-minute drive up to the Shogunzuka overlook and hoped for the best.

I've posted dusk shots from here before, and night shots as well. (See the “nearby photos” link under any picture for other posts with photos taken from here.)

I had a short chat with this couple visiting from Nagoya (about a two-and-a-half hour drive away)...

Enjoying The Sunset while his wife waited patiently  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/400 sec, f/4.5, ISO 2800 — map & image datanearby photos
Enjoying The Sunset
while his wife waited patiently

He was shooting, I think, a Nikon D2x (a pro-level camera) on a tripod. I could tell by how the shutter clicks came in sets of three that he was shooting bracketed sets of shots, likely so that he could use HDR techniques to work around the color-channel clipping issue that I mentioned yesterday.

His wife waited patiently, silently (perhaps, even, enjoying the sunset herself :-)).

He was using a camera accessory I'd never seen, a Velbon Action Level, a small little doohickey that clips into the flash shoe on top of the camera, and shows a green light when the camera is level. For reasons I don't understand, I tend to take shots with the camera tipped a few degrees one way or the other, so I'm forever having to correct this in Lightroom. My D700 has a built in level... I should figure out how to use it, or get one of these doohickeys.

'Nite-Nite  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 40 mm — 1/200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1400 — map & image datanearby photos
'Nite-Nite

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