Starting to See Splashes of Fall Colors in Kyoto
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Starting to See a Bit of Color Autumn 2009, Kyoto Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Zeiss 100mm f/2 — 1/1600 sec, f/2, ISO 200 — full exif
Starting to See a Bit of Color
Autumn 2009, Kyoto Japan
Relaxing at Sunset more subdued, balanced colors, with a splash of waning light on the far wall -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 110 mm — 1/400 sec, f/3.2, ISO 2000 — full exif
Relaxing at Sunset
more subdued, balanced colors, with a splash of waning light on the far wall
Anthony's Contribution -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Zeiss 100mm f/2, cropped — 1/200 sec, f/2, ISO 5000 — full exif
Anthony's Contribution

Kyoto is starting to see splashes of color all around, quite earlier than I expected (which says something either about an early season, or my failing memory). These pictures were from yesterday, which was a mix of sun and clouds.

The previous day saw some rain in the morning, and when Anthony came home and opened his umbrella to air it out, this acorn fell out. He had apparently picked it up somewhere along the way home and deposited it in his folded umbrella for transport.

Yesterday he brought home a pumpkin seed that he procured somewhere, so we're off to a good start on this year's plate full of Autumn.

I love fall in Kyoto... it's just glorious.... just one of many reasons that I hate living in Kyoto.

I've done many posts with autumn colors over the years, a list of which can be found in my Fall Colors category. Three “Fall Color Preview” posts from last year (parts I, II, and III) and a post about a temple foliage lightup event give a good overview of autumn in Kyoto. In preparation for the next month of photo opportunities, I should review my “Making the Best of Bright Light in Fall-Color Photography” post from a couple of years ago.

There are some downsides to fall, such as the falling temperature and, well, the falling leaves....

Not Glorious All the Time -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 150 mm — 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 2500 — full exif
Not Glorious All the Time

All 4 comments so far, oldest first...

Did you see the Kyoto in the Fall app on the iPhone store? It seems pretty popular. I’m sure you could produce a much superior one!

— comment by Zak on October 29th, 2009 at 1:13am JST (8 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

I much prefer Anthony’s Contribution.

You received the dropping of the leaves when you lived
at your parent’s place so suspect Kyoto is not that much different.

On the other hand, maybe it is; you have the full frame computer
with a camera to record said event; that of itself
is the difference!

— comment by Bryce Lee (I am not Asian) on October 29th, 2009 at 7:53am JST (8 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

“Starting to See a Bit of Color” seems to growing on me; it was hate at first sight (obviously, initially).

— comment by parv on October 29th, 2009 at 9:54pm JST (8 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Please allow me to expand on my otherwise useless comment, the kind I would rather not receive myself …

Initially out of focus areas attracted more attention than the green plant in focus. The parts of the plant that are in focus (middle to left) have same as or low(er) brightness than the much bright(er) OOF background. As such the green plant does not stand out solely on sharpness of focus. All in all, there was nothing in particular “interesting”.

On later visits I started to note the colors themselves. So instead of seeing the image as “green leaves in focus on bright, light, blurred colored background”, I now see the image as layered patches of colors.

About your first comment: any comment indicating an appreciation of my photography is, by definition, not useless 🙂 About that photo, I put the background out of focus because the details were not important, only the colors. (The detail would have seriously detracted from the overall feeling, due to utility wires and such). I focused on the plants in the foreground knowing that they were not interesting, with the idea that the disconnect (between the optical focus and the emotional focus) would add something to the overall result. I did something similar in the the photo I currently use for my desktop background image. It works for me; YMMV. —Jeffrey

— comment by parv on October 31st, 2009 at 12:06pm JST (8 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink
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