Visiting the Shrine in Kibune with Thomas
Anthony and George at the Kibune Shrine, Kyoto Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 38 mm — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 3600 — map & image datanearby photos
Anthony and George
at the Kibune Shrine, Kyoto Japan
, f/5, ISO 6400 — map & image data — nearby photos Stairway Lighting at the Kibune Shrine, Kyoto Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 55 mm — 1/50 sec, f/5, ISO 6400map & image datanearby photos
Stairway Lighting
at the Kibune Shrine, Kyoto Japan

Continuing with more from my Visit to Kibune two weeks ago with Thomas Hertel, after we had dango at the restaurant with the old wooden gear, we were walking along the road and were beckoned by the tranquil sight of a tranquil site...

— 1 / 50 sec , f/4.5, ISO 6400 — map & image data — nearby photos Small Bridge over Small Stream -- Kibune -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm1/50 sec, f/4.5, ISO 6400map & image datanearby photos
Small Bridge over Small Stream

The photo above almost makes it look like some kind of miniature site, but the gate at left is plenty tall enough to walk under, and the bridge itself is about ten feet long.

Thomas posed for a picture, strictly as a size comparison...

— map & image data — nearby photos Thomas in Japan -- Kibune -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Thomas in Japan

If Thomas were to turn to the camera's left, he'd be looking up a set of steep steps running up to the Kibune Shrine....

The Kibune Shrine is up there somewhere -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 4500 — map & image datanearby photos
The Kibune Shrine
is up there somewhere

I liked the many layers in that shot, so tried a tighter zoom...

Going Up -- Kibune -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 5000 — map & image datanearby photos
Going Up

I'm not sure it's anything more than clutter, but there it is.

Anthony sometimes likes to use my camera, and I like to encourage an interest in something creative, so we posed for a couple of shots. It's pretty funny to see him use my big camera, but he does pretty well...

Uncle Thomas and Daddy on the Bridge photo by six-year-old Anthony -- Kibune -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Anthony, http://regex.info/blog/
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Uncle Thomas and Daddy on the Bridge
photo by six-year-old Anthony
— map & image data — nearby photos Uncle Thomas and Daddy on the Steps photo by six-year-old Anthony -- Kibune -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Anthony, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/80 sec, f/5, ISO 6400map & image datanearby photos
Uncle Thomas and Daddy on the Steps
photo by six-year-old Anthony

And with that you can see why it's best for me to be behind the camera rather than in front of it.

The view from halfway up the steps, looking back, was also nice...

— map & image data — nearby photos Going Down -- Kibune -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 26 mm — 1/80 sec, f/5, ISO 6400map & image datanearby photos
Going Down

At the top was an ornate shrine building that we really didn't pay much attention to because it was getting late and dark. You can see a bit of it here, though...

front face of the Kibune Shrine Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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front face of the
Kibune Shrine
Kyoto, Japan

On the opposite side from the stairs seen above was another much longer set going back down, seen from below in one of the earlier posts in this series. I'm sure that this is supposed to be the main entrance, but we didn't happen to use it.

Here's the view from the top...

View from the Top -- Kibune -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 38 mm — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 3600 — map & image datanearby photos
View from the Top

It's surprising to me that in all my visits to this area – see any of the “nearby photos” links for more posts from Kibune – this was the first time I'd ventured up to the shrine. I'm sure that this grand staircase is all lit up during the big Kibune Lightup fall-foliage event that I mentioned in the post about the Fall--Foliage Tunnel the other day. My cold is starting to get better, so perhaps I'll be able to run up three some evening to check it out.


All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

‘Uncle Thomas and Daddy on the Steps’ – well, we don’t have feets, but that’s fine for me, maybe I forgot in the last pic :-))
And – Jeffrey – don’t worry, you look fine in the pics as well, you don’t need to be always behind the cam, just come in front of it :-))

— comment by Thomas on November 23rd, 2008 at 2:24am JST (9 years ago) comment permalink

Wanted to say thanks for posting such awesome photos. I’ve been following your blog for a month or two now, coming here after doing some searches for Lightroom Flickr plugins. Been hooked to your photos since then. I just got my friend very own DSLR, the Canon XSi, and am looking forward to posting some great photos of my own.

— comment by Rubin110 on November 24th, 2008 at 4:48am JST (9 years ago) comment permalink
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